Norway, IFAD commit to funding Malawi agriculture

By Wisdom Ngwira, mana

The Government of Norway and International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) have committed to pumping in more resources to Government of Malawi to develop its agricultural activities.

Norway’s Minister of International Development, Anne Beathe Tvinnriem and IFAD President, Gilbert Houngbo, made the commitment on Monday after meeting State President, Dr Lazarus Chakwera and Ministry of Agriculture officials at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe.

Agriculture Minister Hon Lowe speaking at the event

In an interview, Norway’s Minister of International Development (Tvinnriem) said her country highly prioritises agriculture and climate adaptation, hence will continue to fund the sectors in Malawi.“The Government of Norway has said in international development portfolio, the support to food security and climate adaptation in agriculture is highly prioritized and for a country like Malawi, that is very essential, “She said.

Malawi’s Minister of Agriculture, Robin Lowe, expressed pleasure that they have successfully managed to win Norway and IFAD’s confidence. Lowe thanked the Norway Minister and Houngbo for undertaking a joint visit to Malawi saying the government appreciates the partnership in advancing the countrys development.