Malawi, a small landlocked country bordering Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique, remains one of the world’s poorest countries. It was ranked 171st out of 187 on the 2011 UNDP Human Development Index and 45th out of 79 on the 2012 Global Hunger Index. Over 40 percent of the country’s 14 million people live on less than US$1 per day (2012 Government of Malawi MDG Report). According to the 2010/11 Integrated Household Survey, poverty declined slightly from 52.4 percent in 2005 to 50.7 in 2011 .

Agricultural Production
Agricultural Production2007200820092010
Rice Production
FAO 2013
113,166 MT114,885 MT135,988 MT110,106 MT
Wheat Production
FAO 2012
4,605 MT2,386 MT2,590 MT2,700 MT
Maize Production
FAO 2012
3,226,420 MT2,634,700 MT3,582,500 MT3,419,410 MT
Soybean Production
FAO 2013
67,000 MT52,000 MT85,098 MT73,356 MT
Agricultural Exports
Agricultural Exports2006200720082009
Rice Exports
FAO 2013
134.00 MT4,961 MT1,504 MT7,840 MT
Wheat Exports
FAO 2012
MT5,786 MT5,679 MT3,809 MT
Maize Exports
FAO 2013
1,160 MT391,255 MT21,438 MT3,665 MT
Soybean Exports
FAO 2012
2,799 MT10,840 MT146.00 MT3,786 MT
Agricultural Imports
Agricultural Imports2005200620072008
Rice Imports
FAO 2013
1,339 MT3,720 MT3,784 MT5,315 MT
Wheat Imports
FAO 2012
22,800 MT85,795 MT88,875 MT221,480 MT
Maize Imports
FAO 2010
113,300 MT55,808 MT20,180 MT28,176 MT
Soybean Imports
FAO 2013
MT MT MT8,437 MT