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14 Aug 2017 description

Faced with climate change, uncertain markets and government policies they see as unhelpful, many farmers feel ill-equipped to decide how much of which crop to plant and when

By Busani Bafana

LILONGWE, Malawi, Aug 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Elias Kanyangale is ecstatic about his maize harvest. Balancing on a homemade ladder, the farmer retrieves cobs from a full granary, the bounty of this year's good rains, which broke three years of drought in Malawi.

09 Aug 2017 description

Near average maize grain prices recorded as harvesting concludes across the country

Key Messages

08 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Results of SMART surveys conducted, in seven livelihood zones, in May 2017 show a slight improvement in nutrition in Malawi, with Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) prevalence declining from 2.5 per cent in May 2016 to 2.2 per cent in May 2017. Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) also declined from 0.5 to 0.3 per cent in the same period.

07 Aug 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Little Progress as Regional Body Marks 25th Anniversary

(Johannesburg) –The Southern African Development Community (SADC) should use the opportunity of its 25th anniversary to reaffirm its commitment to improve respect for human rights among its member states, Human Rights Watch said today. Heads of state of the SADC’s 15 members will meet on August 19-20, 2017, in Pretoria, South Africa, for their 37th summit.

02 Aug 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

The Southern and Central Regions of Malawi experienced normal to above normal rainfall while the Northern Region received above normal rainfall. Karonga district which is located in the Northern part of Malawi, experienced fairly normal to above normal rainfall mid-March 2017 causing extensive flooding which resulted in the displacement of the affected communities.

01 Aug 2017 description

Maize, rice, and cassava are the most important food commodities. Markets selected represent the entire geographic length of the country: two markets in each of the north, center, and south. In the north, Karonga is one of the most active markets in maize and rice and is influenced by informal cross-border trade with Tanzania.

Mzimba is a major maize producing area in the northern region. Salima, in the center along the lake, is an important market where some of the fishing populations are almost entirely dependent on the market for staple cereals.

01 Aug 2017 description

Improved maize supplies trigger significant staple price declines in the region

KEY MESSAGES

01 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

From January to June 2017, over 80% of targeted children in 14 of 24 food insecure districts were screened, of which a total of 82,194 (9,728 Severe Acute Malnourished (SAM); 72,466 Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) were referred for further investigations.

All 611 Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) centres, 104 Nutrition Rehabilitation Units (NRU) and 563 Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) centres in Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) have reported:

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP continued to scale up productive asset creation and social safety nets through provision of school meals, nutrition support to malnourished people on ART and TB treatment, connecting smallholder farmers to formal and quality markets as well as to input into food value chains.

  • WFP is transitioning at least 648,197 beneficiaries onto its multi-year resilience programme, which is linked to the wider social protection and resilience planning processes currently underway.

25 Jul 2017 description

Global attention is needed to prevent and treat AIDS in antiretroviral era, with 50 per cent of hospital admissions in MSF hospitals already on treatment and showing signs of clinical failure. Paris – An unacceptably high number of people continue to develop and die of AIDS-related diseases across sub-Saharan Africa. They remain left out of the global HIV response without access to treatment that prevents AIDS or the medical care they need, says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

21 Jul 2017 description

Key points:

  • Food consumption improves for households who rely on their own production

  • Maize grain prices have fallen far below April levels

  • Lower cereal prices see purchasing power increase across the country

  • Negative coping levels are lowest in Blantyre, Mwanza, Neno and Balaka

  • Negative coping levels are stable across households headed by men and women, and among wealth groups

  • New admissions of malnourished patients continue to fall

04 Jul 2017 description

The European Investment Bank has signed a EUR 20.5 million loan agreement with the Malawian Ministry of Finance in support of the Northern Regional Water Board.

04 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

In May 2017, fourteen districts conducted Active Case Finding activities. The following results were reported:

02 Jul 2017 description

by Charles Mkoka | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Effort aims to reverse rampant deforestation, create forest-related jobs

LILONGWE, July 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Malawi plans to spend about $385 million by 2030 to plant trees and restore other degraded land, in an effort to reverse rampant forest losses in the country, forestry officials said this week.

30 Jun 2017 description

Maize, rice, and cassava are the most important food commodities. Markets selected represent the entire geographic length of the country: two markets in each of the north, center, and south. In the north, Karonga is one of the most active markets in maize and rice and is influenced by informal cross-border trade with Tanzania. Mzimba is a major maize producing area in the northern region. Salima, in the center along the lake, is an important market where some of the fishing populations are almost entirely dependent on the market for staple cereals.

30 Jun 2017 description
report Mail and Guardian

By Ra'eesa Pather

In remote villages hours away from Malawi’s cities, community health workers are saving the lives of small children in makeshift outdoor treatment areas.

29 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

LILONGWE, Malawi/NEW YORK, 29 June 2017 – The Government of Malawi and UNICEF today launched an air corridor to test potential humanitarian use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones. The corridor is the first in Africa and one of the first globally with a focus on humanitarian and development use.