Southern Africa Regional Food Security Update: Malawi - July 2013
Official third round crop estimates released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MoAFS) have projected a national maize surplus production of 194,000 MTs. However, reduced irrigated harvests look likely and could result in a lower surplus, if any. Household food security in localized areas in the southern, central, and northern region will likely begin to deteriorate from July to September as a result of low crop yields due to dry spells.
In July 2013, the average maize price is MK 96.3 per kg. This is almost double the price of July 2012, when the price was MK 54.1 per kg.
As a follow up to the 2013 MVAC report, MVAC in collaboration with OXFAM and WFP conducted a market assessment in 17 districts in July 2013. The report is expected to be finalized in August.
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