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Luncheon Discussion on the Impact and Challenges of Malawi's Farm Input Subsidy Program
Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
Research-Based Advocacy for African Agricultural Development
12 May 2009

Invitation to a Luncheon Discussion


Mr Idrissa M Mwale
National Coordinator
Malawi Farm Input Subsidy Program

on the

"Impact and Challenges of the Malawi Farm Input Subsidy Program"

Dr Derek Byerlee
Lead Author, 2008 World Development Report &
Member, Science Council

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 12-2pm

Venue: Partnership Office
  499 S. Capitol Street, SW Ste# 500B
  Washington, D.C. 20003

A light lunch will be served.
Mr Idrissa Mwale

Limited Space. Please RSVP by Noon Monday, May 11 2009 to .

Idrissa M Mwale is Principal Economist in the Planning Department of the Ministry of Agriculture & Food Security in Malawi, and the current National Coordinator of the Farm Input Subsidy Program. Since 2004, his work has focused on food security. He is currently responsible for agricultural production and food security assessments as well as various surveys, including monitoring of the food situation in the country.

The Malawi Farm Input Subsidy Program is credited with improving maize production, food security, and exports to neighboring countries in the 2005/06 and 2006/07 seasons amidst concerns about program cost and sustainability. Mr. Mwale and his team have the responsibility for planning, identifying genuine beneficiaries and efficient targeting, monitoring and evaluation of the program. He has a Masters degree in Agricultural Economics from Imperial College, London.

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