USDA Deputy Administrator Visits Malawi

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Administrator for the Foreign Agricultural Service, Jocelyn Brown, visited Malawi October 31-November 4 to engage government of Malawi leaders, local farmers and entrepreneurs, the private sector, and implementing partners to support increased agricultural productivity and trade.  While in Lilongwe, Deputy Administrator Brown and John Ellenberger, Senior Vice President of Land o’ Lakes International Development, joined Malawi’s Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Joseph Mwanamvekha, to launch a new USDA-funded $17 million project to increase agricultural productivity and expand trade in Malawi’s fruit and vegtable sector.  USDA plays a key role in food security in Malawi.  USDA has supported Malawian farmers and entrepreneurs for over a decade by training farmers on improved production methods, building the capacity of farmer organizations, and developing cutting edge technology to halt aflatoxin in the field.  USDA also provides hot meals to over 600,000 children in 584 schools in 13 districts in Malawi.  Learn more about USDA’s work in Malawi at:…/africa-and-middle-east/malawi