Malawi’s corn out­put declines by 20%...

Zambian Business Times - - FRONT PAGE -

Malawi’s agri­cul­ture Min­is­ter re­ported that the coun­try’s maize out­put de­clined by 19.4% in the 2017/18 farm­ing year to 2.8 mn tons due to dam­age caused by drought and crop-eat­ing army­worms. There could be sub­stan­tial re­duc­tions in the yields of most of Malawi’s ma­jor food crops i.e. cas­sava, ground­nuts and sorghum. This could have an ad­verse ef­fect on Malawi’s econ­omy which re­lies heav­ily on rain-fed agri­cul­ture. The Malawi Stock Ex­change - MSE added 2.7%.

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