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500 Tonnes Of Maltese Potatoes To Feed Half A Million Africans In Humanitarian Mission

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The issue of Malta’s excess potato stock may be solved through a humanitarian intervention in Africa.

500 tonnes of Maltese potatoes are set to be exported to Namibia to be shared among half a million people currently in need of nutrition, TVM reported.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry said this would be done to address the food crisis in the African nation due to a recent agricultural dry spell as well as problems related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Malta’s farmers were left with an excess stock of potatoes this season – however, they could be put to good use soon by feeding the Namibian population.

The Ministry put out a call for the 500 tonnes to be exported by the 25th of June.

They will be sent in 25-kilogramme sacks and given out by the Namibian government, with the hopes being that each person within the half a million is given one kilogram of Maltese potatoes.

Photos: TVM

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