Malawi: Surplus Crop, But We Are Starving

Published on 29 September 2009

In a country where maize crop surplus fills the national storehouses to capacity, farmers Ida and Montfort Salijeni and their four children have turned to wild tubers for food.
The Salijeni family's misfortune is that they grew a crop - cotton - that failed to sell.
And they are not the only farming family struggling to survive, across the country other cotton farmers are in a similar situation. It is a situation many blame on government, which has been in a protracted disagreement with buyers over minimum prices.

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