Southern Africa: Weekly Report (12 to 18 August 2014)

Regional Overview

Southern Africa leaders are meeting in Zimbabwe for the 34th SADC Heads of State and Government Summit which begins today, 18 August 2014. The summit is expected to discuss how the region can achieve economic growth. The theme for the summit is 'SADC Strategy for Economic Transformation:
Leveraging the Region’s Diverse Resources for Sustainable Economic and Social Development through Beneficiation and Value Addition’.

In Focus: Malawi

Currently, most areas in Malawi are generally experiencing favourable food security conditions and nearly all but a few districts are reporting that approximately 1 percent of households do not have staple food from their own production. As of late June and early July, only localized areas in Central Karonga and parts of the Middle Shire were reporting constrained food access among poor households.

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