Visit of Andris Piebalgs to Malawi: 06/03/2013

Type: Report   Reference: I-076611   Duration: 10:04:47  Lieu:
End production: 06/03/2013   First transmission: 07/03/2013
During a high level visit to Malawi on 6 March 2013, Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, and José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, took part in a joint meeting with development partners. They also went on the ground to visit EU and FAO projects in the priority areas of agriculture, food security and nutrition.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Gate to the EU Delegation building in Lilongwe, Malawi (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:00:15 Exterior view of the EU Delegation building 00:00:04
10:00:20 Round table with Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and development partners (3 shots) 00:00:10
10:00:31 Soundbite by Andris Piebalgs (in ENGLISH) saying that a lot of African countries, because of climate change, because of growing population and because of the difficult heritage of the past, have food security and nutrition issues; for the EU, Malawi is definitely a key partner country; so they have decided to strength the EU's food security programme and invest more money in agriculture, food security and nutrition; saying that he is pleased that the Director-General of FAO is with him because it is important that the donors send the same messages; and he is looking forward to continuing to work with the Malawian Government. 00:01:03
10:01:34 Sign of the Rural Infrastructure Development Programme (RIDP) 00:00:04
10:01:38 Welcome dance to the site 00:00:06
10:01:45 Andris Piebalgs talking to one of the village workers 00:00:05
10:01:50 Local workmen in action 00:00:06
10:01:56 Andris Piebalgs walking and talking with José Graziano da Silva 00:00:06
10:02:02 FIDP sign (Farm Income Diversification Programme) of Macadamia Production Site 00:00:04
10:02:07 Andris Piebalgs shaking hands with workmen of Macadamia Production Site 00:00:07
10:02:14 Close up of logo of FIDP on t-shirt 00:00:05
10:02:20 Soundbite by Andris Piebalgs (in ENGLISH) saying that the Farm Income Diversification Programme gives a chance to farmers to diversify. 00:00:16
10:02:36 Cutaway of Andris Piebalgs on the production site 00:00:04
10:02:41 Andris Piebalgs with José Graziano da Silva; Soundbite by Andris Piebalgs (in ENGLISH) saying that the Malawian Government very much supports the priority areas of agriculture, food security and nutrition; the Government is fully involved and it is very important in order to make sure that the projects continue when the EU is not on the ground. 00:00:30
10:03:11 Tobacco field 00:00:03
10:03:15 Andris Piebalgs arriving on the FIDP horticulture production site 00:00:08
10:03:23 Andris Piebalgs signing the guest book 00:00:05
10:03:28 José Graziano da Silva signing the guest book 00:00:04
10:03:33 Group photo of Andris Piebalgs and José Graziano da Silva with the village inhabitants 00:00:05
10:03:39 Crops (2 shots) 00:00:07
10:03:46 Sign of Chigonthi Community Grain Bank (FAO Grain Facility) 00:00:04
10:03:50 Arrival of Andris Piebalgs 00:00:11
10:04:02 Sign of FAO project 00:00:05
10:04:07 Village inhabitants gathered 00:00:04
10:04:12 Sign of the Chigonthi Grain Bank (in collaboration with the Government of Malawi) 00:00:03
10:04:16 Andris Piebalgs and José Graziano da Silva at the Grain Bank site 00:00:04
10:04:20 Inauguration of the grain storage: Andris Piebalgs and José Graziano da Silva opening the doors 00:00:15
10:04:36 Women singing and dancing 00:00:06
10:04:42 Women walking in the village 00:00:04
10:04:47 Sunset 00:00:04
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