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 Production2013201420152016
Rice Production
FAO 2016
125,156 MT132,002 MT111,437 MT83,757 MT
Wheat Production
FAO 2016
1,784 MT1,160 MT1,178 MT797.00 MT
Maize Production
FAO 2016
3,639,866 MT3,978,123 MT2,776,277 MT2,369,493 MT
Soybean Production
FAO 2016
111,977 MT132,185 MT120,952 MT132,417 MT
Agricultural Exports
Agricultural Exports2013201420152016
Rice Exports
FAO 2016
1,841 MT734.00 MT123.00 MT68.00 MT
Wheat Exports
FAO 2016
1,515 MT MT170.00 MT159.00 MT
Maize Exports
FAO 2016
1,857 MT3,847 MT1,511 MT2,539 MT
Soybean Exports
FAO 2016
14,333 MT23,241 MT9,557 MT12,000 MT
Agricultural Imports
Agricultural Imports2010201120122013
Rice Imports
FAO 2013
751.00 MT310.00 MT2,861 MT977.00 MT
Wheat Imports
FAO 2012
176,822 MT161,000 MT150,000 MT192,000 MT
Maize Imports
FAO 2016
15,395 MT6,106 MT0.00 MT60,514 MT
Soybean Imports
FAO 2016
1,868 MT90.00 MT790.00 MT597.00 MT