2019 Malawi’s maize production up by 26%

MG  Press release Lilongwe 27/2//2019 – Malawi is expecting to have bumper harvest this year following preliminary crop estimates showing that maize production is projected at 3,387,587 metric tons, representing 25.6 percent increase in production as compared to the 2017/18 final round estimates of 2,697,959 metric tons.

This increase in production is attributed to increase in yields due to favourable weather conditions and increase in inputs uptake by farmers.

Addressing the new conference on Tuesday morning, in the capital Lilongwe Minister of Agriculture Joseph Mwanamveka attributed the increase in maize production to increased number of beneficiaries, improved availability and accessibility of seed and fertilizer. (Major thrust Demeter Seed)

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