Southern Africa Regional Food Security Update: Malawi - July 2013

Highlights

  • 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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