Malawi

Presence Country
May 2017

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
National Parks and Reserves
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
National Parks and Reserves
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3: Crisis
4: Emergencia
5: Hambruna
Parques y reservas
Se estima que seria al menos una fase peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3+: Crisis o peor
Se estima que seria al menos una fase
peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

Países presenciales:
1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3: Crisis
4: Emergencia
5: Hambruna
Parques y reservas
Países de monitoreo remoto:
1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3+: Crisis o peor
Se estima que seria al menos una fase
peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

1: Minimale
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Urgence
5: Famine
Parcs et Réserves
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

1: Minimale
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pire
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans
l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

Pays de présence:
1: Minimale
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Urgence
5: Famine
Parcs et Réserves
Pays suivis à distance:
1: Minimale
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pire
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans
l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

1: Minima
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Emergência
5: Fome
Parques e reservas
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência humanitária em vigor ou programad

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

1: Minima
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pior
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência
humanitária em vigor ou programad

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

Países com presença:
1: Minima
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Emergência
5: Fome
Parques e reservas
Países sem presença:
1: Minima
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pior
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência
humanitária em vigor ou programad
Key Messages
  • Following a good cropping season, average national staple production was achieved and is improving market supplies and bringing household food stocks back to normal levels. This is following a very poor agricultural season when drought conditions reduced national staple production significantly and lead to one of the largest food insecurity crises in more than a decade. For the current 2017/18 consumption year, food security conditions are expected to be much better and acute food insecurity is only anticipated in a few small areas that experienced localized shocks and are normally affected by chronic food insecurity. 

  • Income is improving for households involved in harvesting activities and crop sales in the southern and central regions. In the past two seasons, poor, middle, and better-off household incomes were very low or non-existent as households coped with consecutive years of drought. This lead to low labor opportunities and forced very poor and poor households to deplete their household assets in order to obtain enough cash for basic food and non-food purchases. Even with improvements in labor and other income earning opportunities during the current harvest, additional time is needed for households to fully recover and rebuild their asset base back to normal levels.  

  • Prices for the maize staple across the country continued to register decreases in April. Average prices in April were at MWK 170.96/kg as compared to MWK 197.24/kg in March. The timing of the price decrease is atypical as five year trends show that maize prices normally start registering modest decreases from April onwards. The main drivers of the early price decline include the presence of humanitarian assistance up to March, which reached almost half of the rural population. Another driver was early access to green consumption, especially for households in the central and southern regions, as well as prospects of an average production. The government is maintaining the maize export ban imposed last season and has put in place stricter control measures which could lead to reduced incomes for farmers and maize traders. 

Markets & Trade

Price Bulletin
Cross Border Trade Report

Production & Trade Flow Maps

Supply and Market Outlook

Livelihoods

Livelihood Zone Map

About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on some 34 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.