Africa

Clinton Announces Investments for Malawi

$46 million has been promised to Malawi to be used for agricultural development.

|

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the " Feed the Future" Lumbadzi milk bulking event on August 5, in Lilongwe, Malawi:

SECRETARY CLINTON: Hello, way back there. Oh, I am so happy to be here. And I want to thank you for letting me come to see what you are doing. The United States is very proud to be a partner with all of you. I want to thank the ministers who are here, the leaders of the Lumbadzi milk bulking group, the citizens, all protocols observed.

For the past decade, the United States has been supporting Malawi's dairy sector, including this center. And thanks to your work and the support we have given you, Malawi's milk production has increased 500 percent. Thousands of farmers have benefited. (Applause.) I was delighted to meet some of the farmers and the workers here. And I want to thank all of you. I'm also proud that we see a partnership with PEPFAR, so people can also receive HIV testing and counseling services here.