In Memoriam: Hon. Saulos Chilima, Vice President of Malawi

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All of us at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) are saddened by the tragic accident that led to the demise of Hon. Saulos Chilima, Vice President of Malawi, and his fellow passengers and extend our condolences to all of their families and loved ones. Our hearts go out to the people of Malawi at such a difficult time, and we share their grief.

The Hon. Chilima was a tremendous champion of the fight against food insecurity, malnutrition, and poverty. We were honored to engage with him on many occasions and admired his unwavering commitment to eliminating hunger and poverty in Malawi and the African continent.

We are grateful for his service as the Chair of IFPRI’s Compact 2025 program to promote food systems transformation in the Global South and for his deep appreciation of the importance of evidence-based policy reforms in the pursuit of greater food security and improved livelihoods.

Most importantly, he was a very good friend to many of us, and we are fortunate to have known him. We will miss him dearly.

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