Southern Africa Regional Food Security Update: Malawi – October 2013

Highlights

  • According to FEWSNET, the lean period started in October as normal in the south, but in areas in the central and northern regions the lean period began three months earlier than normal as a result of poor rainfall and poor harvests in the 2012/13 agriculture season.

  • The inflation rate in the country has further decreased by 1.6 percent points compared to the month before and is currently standing at 21.7 percent.

  • In October 2013, the national average maize price was 117.15 MK per kg compared to 58.29 MK per kg same time last year, showing an increase of 101 percent.

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