In Africa, maize is a political commodity. It plays good crop/bad crop with the world’s poorest, the saviour of the hungry one minute, disguising the real issues and problems that contribute to food insecurity the next. An exposé of the murky secrets of maize, unmasking the hypocritical policies and practices that threaten Africa’s poorest communities.
MacDuff Phiri works as the country manager for Christian Aid in Malawi with 16 years’ experience in international development. He has also worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the United Nations Development Programme, ActionAid, Concern Universal and Voluntary Service Overseas.