Malawi

Malawi: Food Security Outlook, April through September 2011

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• Maize crops have started being harvested throughout the country and another maize production surplus is expected for the current main harvest. National maize stocks remain favorable with over 200,000 metric tons (MT) of carry-over stocks from the 2010 harvest in the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC) and Strategic Grain Reserves (SGR) stocks.

• Pockets of food insecurity will persist in northern Malawi due to heavy rains and late-season flooding which occurred in March and April causing localized food shortages in Karonga district. • Southern Malawi, which is consistently an area of concern, has experienced dry spells for three consecutive years and will experience increasing food insecurity throughout the outlook period related to the prolonged dry spells which occurred in February and March.