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04 Jul 2017 description

Key points:

  • Food security continues to improve as households enjoy better dietary diversity in most districts in monitored provinces

  • There is a marked increase in the share of households with high dietary diversity in Copperbelt Province

  • Groundnut prices plummet in Mafinga in Muchinga Province, Petauke in Eastern Province and Choma in Southern Province

  • Maize prices fall considerably in Nakonde in Mafinga Province, Petauke in Eastern Province and Kaoma in Western Province

30 Apr 2017 description

Key Points
- Food consumption improves in Copperbelt, Eastern and Western provinces but lags behind in Southern province
- There is a marginal reduction in the use of some food-related negative coping strategies
- Prices of maize, beans and groundnuts fall as the main harvest starts
- Maize prices drop sharply in Kawambwa (Luapula), Kapiri Mposhi (Central) and Mwandi (Western) between March and April

Seasonal Outlook

31 Mar 2017 description

Key Points
- Bean and groundnut prices have fallen as households are consuming home grown legumes
- Dietary diversity is worst in Eastern province
- Dietary diversity is similar between households receiving food assistance and those who are not
- Maize prices have risen in Nakonde (Muchinga province), Mansa (Luapula province), Choma (Southern province) and Lundazi (Eastern province)


28 Feb 2017 description

Key Points
- Food consumption worsened in Western province but improved in Eastern and Southern provinces in February compared to January
- 3-4 percentage point reduction in use of some coping strategies in February compared to January
- Prices of maize, beans and groundnuts increased in the peak lean month of February
- Maize prices increased sharply in Kawambwa (Luapula), Mpongwe (Copperbelt) and Mansa (Luapula) between January and February
- Sharp increase in prices of beans were recorded in Luwingu (Luapula) and Serenje (Central)

24 Jan 2017 description

Key points:

  • Maize prices rose sharply in Kasama between November and December WFP/Brenda BartonSource: mVAM, December 2016

  • Bean prices have increase in Northern Province, up 9 percent in Kasama and up 3 percent in Luwingu

  • Groundnut prices have risen by over 15 percent in Luwingu (Northern Province) and Mafinga (Muchinga Province)


18 Jan 2017 description

The Survive & Thrive Global Development Alliance (GDA) is a public-private partnership established by the US Agency for International Development with pediatric, obstetric, and midwifery professional associations, the private sector and civil society to improve the quality of facility-based maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) services in focus countries.

30 Nov 2016 description

Key Points
- Maize was 14 percent more expensive in Choma in November than in October
- Bean prices have increased in Mkushi (Central province) and in all districts in Luapula, Muchinga, Southern and Western provinces
- Groundnut prices have risen in all monitored districts


31 Oct 2016 description

Key Points
- Maize price trends varied across monitored districts in October but remained higher than the five-year average
- Bean prices stabilised in most monitored districts
- Groundnut prices were generally stable, except in parts of Central, Luapula, Northern and Southern provinces


30 Sep 2016 description

Key Points
- Maize prices continued to fall in most districts in September 2016 but they remain higher than the five-year average
- Bean prices are rising, particularly in areas of Muchinga, Central Province, Luapula and Western Province
- Groundnut prices are also increasing, especially in parts of Eastern Province, Central Province, Luapula, Southern Province and Western Province


31 Aug 2016 description

Key Points
- Maize prices fell in most districts in August, but prices are still higher than in August 2015 and higher than the national five-year average
- In Katete district, maize was 18 percent more expensive in August than in July
- The fall in bean prices in July was reversed in August: Petauke and Katete in Eastern Province reported the highest prices
- Groundnuts were most expensive in Mpongwe (Copperbelt Province), Kapiri Mposhi (Central Province) and Nakonde (Muchinga Province)


31 Jul 2016 description

Key Points
- Maize prices increased in most monitored districts in July, particularly in Mazabuka where prices were 65 percent higher than in June
- Prices for beans and groundnuts fell in July because of greater availability in the markets Beans were most expensive in El Niño-affected Southern, Eastern and Western provinces
- Groundnuts were most expensive in Chiengi and Mwandi districts


28 Jul 2016 description


  • Despite surplus production, June 2016 maize prices are higher than same period last year (June 2015) and above the five-year average. This may be attributed to factors including dryness and cross-border trading with neighbouring countries.

  • Erratic rainfall has reduced beans production and decreased the availability of beans in Southern and Western provinces.

  • Traders are concerned about unstable legume prices and high transportation costs.


19 Jul 2016 description

· El Nino is having a devastating impact on children in the Southern Africa region forcing them into early marriage, child labour and out of school, reveals a World Vision report released today

· The EU and its Member States urgently need to fund child protection programmes in the region

25 Apr 2016 description

Executive Summary

This assessment considers the cereals shortfalls expected within the southern Africa region over the coming year as a consequence of the impact of the current El Niño effect. The consequent need for imports by the countries most affected, and the impact of these additional imports on the regional supply chain is examined and some of the issues that may need to be addressed are identified.

11 Mar 2016 description


Terry Tucker, Douglas Mwasi, David Dolly, Medson Chisi .


Cornell, CRS, consultants .

Date Published:

August 1, 2014 .

04 Dec 2015 description
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This collection of case studies offers a snapshot of recent or ongoing initiatives to protect children from the danger of climate change around the world. They highlight the increasing threats that children face as a result of climate change, including emergencies resulting from climate-related disasters, and Unicef’s work to increase communities’ resilience and safeguard children’s rights in these contexts.

19 Oct 2015 description

Executive Summary

The 2015 In – depth Vulnerability and Needs Assessment was triggered by prolonged dry spells experienced mainly in the southern half of the country between February and March 2015. The Assessment was designed to understand the impact of these prolonged dry spells on selected sectors of the economy in forty-eight (48) districts of Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Muchinga, Northwestern, Southern and Western Provinces.

30 Dec 2012 description

The Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) conducted in September 2012 aimed at obtaining a better understanding of the situation, needs, risks, capacities and vulnerabilities of refugees in Malawi with regard to food, livelihood, their nutritional/health situation and related matters. The current programme is coming to an end, and this JAM Report aims to provide information for further assistance through the design of a new programme cycle for both WFP (the PRRO) and UNHCR. The last JAM was carried out in 2009 in coordination with the GoM and other stakeholders.