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

by IRIN News

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.