Malawi

ISO Code: 
MWI 

"Malawi is a low-income, food-deficit and least developed country. The majority of its population of 15.7 million lives below the poverty line. It is ranked 153 out of 169 on the 2010 Human Development Index. Poverty is both widespread and severe with a national poverty rate of 52 percent varying across regions. About 80 percent of the people live in rural areas with low access to basic health and education services. Agricultural production is the mainstay of Malawi's economy and small-holder farmers dominate the sector. Landholdings are small particularly in the densely populated south, leading to encroachment on marginal lands and increased erosion. These conditions, combined with the high incidence of HIV/AIDS (currently estimated at 12 percent), make the poor highly vulnerable to effects of natural disasters and food insecurity."

Source: FAO Country Profile: Malawi

 

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Who talks to whom in African agricultural research information networks? The Malawi case Who talks to whom in African agricultural research information networks? The Malawi case
Welfare Implications of COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area Welfare Implications of COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area
Variable returns to fertilizer use and its relationship to poverty: Experimental and simulation evidence from Malawi Variable returns to fertilizer use and its relationship to poverty: Experimental and simulation evidence from Malawi
Understanding the role of research in the evolution of fertilizer policies in Malawi Understanding the role of research in the evolution of fertilizer policies in Malawi
The impact of alternative input subsidy exit strategies on Malawi’s maize commodity market The impact of alternative input subsidy exit strategies on Malawi’s maize commodity market
The economywide impacts and risks of Malawi’s farm input subsidy program The economywide impacts and risks of Malawi’s farm input subsidy program
Strategic Options for Agriculture and Development in Malawi Strategic Options for Agriculture and Development in Malawi
Southern African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis Southern African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis
Soil-type influences human selenium status and underlies widespread selenium deficiency risks in Malawi Soil-type influences human selenium status and underlies widespread selenium deficiency risks in Malawi
Poverty in Malawi - Current status and knowledge gaps Poverty in Malawi - Current status and knowledge gaps