Chairperson of Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture Felix Jumbe says there is need to implement the greenbelt initiative in order to improve food shortage in the country.
Speaking to the local media, Jumbe said the green belt initiative is the best way to overcome the challenge.
Jumbe, who is also Member of Parliament for Salima Central, argued that the country should reformulate green belt initiative instead of depending on the subsidy programme, if it wants to achieve food security.
Over 2.8 million Malawians are expected to be affected by hunger this year and there are fears that the situation will not improve as people may harvest little due to the erratic rains.
Analysts have always argued that it is foolish for Malawians to be waiting for rains every year when the country is blessed with numerous water bodies.
Meanwhile, the World Food Programme has expressed concern over the shortage of food in the country saying it is leading to a rise in the price of maize.