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Malawi's Bountiful Harvests and Healthier Children
February 16, 2013
In Malawi, the fields are full--and so are the children. Through research led by Michigan State University (MSU), crop yields have increased dramatically. The children of Ekwendi, Malawi, also have gained weight and are taller. These improvements bring smiles to Sieglinde Snapp, a MSU ecologist, and other researchers who have worked in Malawi for many years.
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