Malawi agriculture production rises sharply after years of food deficits–necessary next steps debated

by IRIN News

Capturing rainwater for irrigation would contribute to higher agricultural productivity in Malawi. Photo: IRIN

Malawi is riding high on the success of its fertiliser subsidy programme and has become a regional exporter hoping to profit from booming food prices, but analysts are a bit more wary.

Globally food prices have shot up by nearly 75 percent within a decade and will continue to do so, according to the World Bank’s annual Global Economic Prospects 2008.

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