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By Calsile Masilela - SWAZI OBSERVER-04-Jun-2009

HE overall food availability looks much better this year compared to previous seasons, Disaster Management Agency Chairman Ben Nsibandze said. He said a more detailed report on the assessment would be made available in due course. Nsibandze said the Disa

“This includes the Republic of Malawi, which made a huge maize donation that brought much relief to hundreds of Swazi hunger victims. Others are UNICEF, WFP, UNDP and others.” Nsibandze said there would be a meeting today considering that the Swazi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (VAC) had conducted assessment in all four regions. He said the VAC figures would reflect the food availability situation during the current programme. Nsibandze said it was encouraging to note that some farmers were now preparing for the next cropping season. He said some had adopted the zero tillage method to promote conservation farming and the use of recommended crop varieties suitable for each agro- ecological region.

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