Policy Note 2: Economic Losses and Poverty Effects of Droughts and Floods in Malawi

Droughts and floods are a capricious part of life for many Malawians. The country depends heavily on rain-fed agriculture and so it is crucial that we understand the implications of these climate events. Not only are rural livelihoods affected, but urban households are also vulnerable to food shortages and rising prices. This brief examines ways >> Read more

Policy Note 1: Agriculture Growth and Investment Options for Poverty Reduction in Malawi

Agriculture employs three-quarters of the population of Malawi. It makes up more than forty percent of the economy and sixty percent of all exports. Yet productivity in agriculture-measured as the amount of output for a given amount of inputs-is considerably lower than it could be, given Malawi’s agricultural resources. Efforts to expand the economy and >> Read more