Rising food prices present a very real threat to ongoing efforts to combat poverty and hunger in southern Africa. However, this brief produced by the Regional Hunger & Vulnerability Programme (RHVP), argues that this is not necessarily the full picture.
Malawi has experienced several catastrophic droughts over the past few decades. The impact of these shocks has been far reaching, and the resulting macroeconomic instability has been a major constraint to growth and poverty reduction in Malawi.
This report is the result of an analysis and synthesis of the information resulting from the monitoring of a sample of projects under the EC “Forest” and “Environment” programmes in Latin America (LA) during the various missions that were carried out in 2008.