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Visit of Joyce Banda, President of Malawi, to Andris Piebalgs

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On 17 October 2012, Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, received the visit of Joyce Banda, President of Malawi, at the European Commission in Brussels. On this occasion, he signed two agreements which will help Malawi to reach the Millennium Development Goals. The EU will contribute to a new government programme designed to strengthen agricultural productivity and expand the area under irrigation. With this programme, Malawi aims to increase its maize yield by two thirds and almost double household incomes in agriculture. This will contribute to the goal of 6% of annual growth in Malawi. A second EU contribution will fund cash transfers to extremely poor households to help them out of poverty and hunger. It will make families more resistant to shocks like high food prices, but also improve school enrolment and health. This EU support is expected to provide benefits to a total of 83,000 households.
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Type: EbS   Reference: 89028   Date: 17/10/2012   Duration: 00:04:40
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