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October 13th, 2015 / AllAfrica

thumb.aspxThe pigeon pea, a high protein pulse, has proven resistant to El Niño’s disastrous effects in Malawi. The FAO has estimated that cereal harvests have decreased by up to 27% compared to last year, and UN’s WFP recently announced that 2.8 million people in Malawi will face hunger in coming months due to food shortages. However pigeon peas and beans have seen a slight increase despite the chaotic weather. This stresses the need for greater crop diversification to boost food security. Read more