Malawi VP Chilima to discuss hunger and malnutrition in USA

Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima on Sunday headed to Washington DC in the United States of America where he will attend the launch of the Leadership Council of Compact 2025, a global initiative to end hunger and malnutrition by the year 2025.

Malawi VP Chilima : Off to Washington

Malawi VP Chilima : Off to Washington

The initiative, to fight hunger and malnutrition by 2025, was put together by the International Food Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington.

The leadership council is made up of several members that include Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development and for Malawi the President Peter Mutharika approved his Vice President Chilima to serve in the council.

Chilima’s spokesperson Pilirani Phiri said in a statement that that the “appointment of the Vice President in the council is a positive development for Malawi as the country will now be part of international decisions and strategies in eliminating hunger and malnutrition”.

During the launch on Wednesday the council members will also have their first meeting discussing strategies and ways of executing the ambitious plan across countries where malnutrition cases are high.

To achieve results, members serve as global champions for ending hunger and under-nutrition, provide guidance, share success stories and raise awareness because IFPRI believes that ending hunger is not only a moral obligation but also an economic one.

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18 thoughts on “Malawi VP Chilima to discuss hunger and malnutrition in USA”

  1. Jasitasi Chilungamo says:

    You don’t need to discuss hunger and malnutrition in the US.They are alot of these hunger and Nutrition projects in Malawi.Solutions for Malawi problems are right away in Malawi?Where is FISP this year?Expect another big hunger breakout next year because of the inconsistencies of Dpp.

  2. spoken Word says:


  3. Mukharapwio says:

    he is looking as if he is under interrogation,under tension.Saulos now its the time to meet real life situation of being on a job that you have to really deliver through sweating osati zija za pa Airtel zongodikira ena agulitse maunits inu mkumalemba ma report mwati ndimaitha.ntchito ndiimeneyi tsopano,tipatseni malipiro osati change,subsidy,mankhwala,sukulu,miseu,chakudya

  4. Patriotic Citizen says:

    Iwe Mtumbuka 1 you are an idiot! Olo utaati usabwerere kumaawi kuno akukusowa ndani! You are worse than a dog! Go to hell with your archaiac thinking! Bullshit!

  5. Hunger and nutrition are two different things. We can continue to try to ‘fill people up’ on high-carbohydrate, low-nutrient foods like maize (calculating only ‘calories per hectare’) and then continue to sink millions of dollars into fortification and supplementation programmes. Or, we can begin to work towards the true diversification of crops and diets, which is much healthier for both people and the planet. From the beginning of the Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP) in 2005, the Malawian government has been annually sinking millions of dollars into the subsidizing of synthetic fertilizers to boost maize production. This worked. From 2005-2014, we saw 8 consecutive growing seasons of surplus maize harvests (some years in excess of a million metric tonnes), but we failed to see a corresponding decrease is our staggering rates of malnutrition (47% of children under the age of 5 are nutritionally ‘stunted’). As many agribusiness interests around the world hailed this increased maize production as ‘Malawi’s Miracle’, it would seem more appropriate to view almost half of a nation’s children being malnourished as a tragedy. Solutions exist! There are literally hundreds upon hundreds of well-adapted, highly-nutritious, low-cost, and resilient traditional crops that can be integrated into diversified agricultural systems. It is almost illogical that Malawi faces nutritional deficiencies in things like vitamin A and iron when there are so many natural sources that we can be growing and eating throughout the year due to our 12-month tropical growing conditions.

  6. malawi says:

    Muyende boo a Sau, we love you our Reformer No. 1. More fire with reforms. Now reform on the following:
    1. abuse of government resources especiary fuel kuzipatalaku,
    2. cars that are being used and being worn out on personal issues by abusive bosses,
    3. Sabotage in carrying out government duties (deliberate delays) in order to fault find govt, take care a VP, Akuonongerani mbiri, particularly those Anti-Govt gurus in the civil service and particularly those from the North!! ndakuuzanitu ndizimene zikuchitika ku Capital Hill kuno. There is an organized sabotage that has been mounted against govt. Asekerereni muziona.
    4. Take care with the Auditors carrying out Ghost workers audit!! ndakuuzanitu, ooo there is something fishy going on.

  7. peeping lizard says:


  8. mike says:

    Allah wakibalur

  9. Khonsolo says:

    I want to comment on wat Mtumbuka said.’i cant come to Malawi’ so hw do u think things to change yet u are clinging to stay abroad? Akusinthireni zinthu ndani?

  10. mbava says:

    Meanwhile an alliance between UDF and DPP has been announced . Where is Saulosi Chilima in the equation . Writing is on the wall Saulosi your days are numbered keep on flying .

  11. mtumbuka1 says:

    Sorry, if you did not fight for the freedom of that particular country you can not stand…

  12. mtumbuka1 says:

    You call this boy a Malawi vice president or dpp/peter vice president?? Malawi has become a joke that is why I will never come to Malawi. There is a criteria for choosing a president, if you did not fight for the freedom of that particular country you can stand as an mp worse a president but because Malawi is a useless country everyone can be a president or his useless vice….absurd.

  13. skopion says:

    hunger is in the villages and you go and discuss about it in USA koma abale chisoni mulibe

  14. Robert Zingani says:

    DPP!! Boma!!

  15. Andrew says:

    Palibe cha phindu apa fisi ndi fisi basi olo atasintha nkhalango

  16. Tchaka says:

    APM thanx- let chakwera talk

  17. The Analyst says:

    Malawi will now be part of international decisions and strategies in eliminating hunger? How is that? By contributing on hunger-elimination strategies or by learning about how hunger can be eliminated? ? I guess the latter is true. Coz in many matters of life, you don’t ask for advice about marriage from someone who is young n never been married before. Malawi is perpetually in hunger and cant contribute any strategy at a global forum!

    Sadly our hunger is man-made. Tikuswana udyo anthufe iiiii aiii zanyanya! How do we expect to not be hungry when we are this many? Is the verse (Genesis 9:7) about going out and multiplying; only given to us Malawians? If we took this verse in trying to be religious, why do we fail to internalise other equally important verses also like “Thou shall not commit adultery” and “Thou shall not steal”? And we shamelessly keep stealing government monies and eating other people’s wifes/husbands? Are we not being hypocritical here?

    See now there is just so overwhelming a demand for social services – health services, education e.t.c that the economy cant save for the future. A a , we need to do something about this. Sadly the poor are the ones contributing more to this population boom – they cant feed, clothe, educate the kids yet they keep producing as if there is a market for kids? Is this fair? Nooo we are not doing justice to our country!

    Malawi needs to introduce radical measures to stop this carelessness e.g. child limitation policies. Otherwise it pains to be part of the poorest country on earth yet our poverty is man-made.

  18. Alex Likoswe says:

    Hunger and nutrition while the boss talks of investment. Baba leave nutrition to Mary Shawa. Hunger to Alan. Join in the choir with your boss on investment. Ala, tulo basi

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