Defying Odds in Malawi’s Fledgling Food Processing Industry

By Yohane Chideya, Justice Munthali & Jefferson Munyao • One of the products from beans in the pipeline: Picture courtesy of Mwaiwawo Kukada Despite a pool of challenges, such as resistance by some consumers in Malawi to embrace locally made processed foods and...

On Air Dialogues: Listening to — and learning from — rural people

In rural Africa, small-scale farmers are the lifeblood of their communities. They feed their country and community and contribute to local and international economies. Farmers have their finger on the pulse of local agricultural practices and weather patterns....

Making the Bean Corridor work: Lessons from Zambia

Authors: Mwiinga Mulube, Kennedy Muimui, Robert Lungu, Wilson Nkhata, Eliud Birachi, Patricia Onyango, Rachel Muthoni, Noel Templer, Sylvia Kalemera, Paul Aseete, and Jean Claude Rubyogo Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is an important grain legume crop in Zambia...