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Status: completed
Introducing the Sustain Africa Fertilizer Monitor

As International fertilizer prices continue to drop, Sustain Africa’s original remit of ensurin...

Sustain Africa 2023-2024 programmes finalized

In 2023-2024, Sustain Africa aims to reach 530.000 farmers with 88.000 MT of fertilizer in Burkin...

Outlook: Retail fertilizer prices remain high in many countries

While International fertilizer prices continue to return to pre-crisis levels, retail fertilizer ...

Sustain Africa 2022 programmes on target, 2023 planning underway

Sustain Africa programmes are on track to reach 1.5 million farmers in five countries. Planning f...

Falling prices but Africa still in fertilizer crisis

Fertilizer prices have decreased but remain over 2.3 times the average 2020 price while rising go...

Malawi government focuses on fertilizer

Sustain Africa advises the Malawian Parliamentarian Committee on Defence and Security regarding s...

Sustain Africa supports supply of fertilizer in Malawi

Sustain Africa supports the Malawi government in the supply of 52,000 MT of NPK fertilizer to far...

Introducing the Sustain Africa Fertilizer Monitor

As International fertilizer prices continue to drop, Sustain Africa’s original remit of ensurin...

Sustain Africa 2023-2024 programmes finalized

In 2023-2024, Sustain Africa aims to reach 530.000 farmers with 88.000 MT of fertilizer in Burkin...

Outlook: Retail fertilizer prices remain high in many countries

While International fertilizer prices continue to return to pre-crisis levels, retail fertilizer ...

Sustain Africa 2022 programmes on target, 2023 planning underway

Sustain Africa programmes are on track to reach 1.5 million farmers in five countries. Planning f...

Falling prices but Africa still in fertilizer crisis

Fertilizer prices have decreased but remain over 2.3 times the average 2020 price while rising go...

Malawi government focuses on fertilizer

Sustain Africa advises the Malawian Parliamentarian Committee on Defence and Security regarding s...

Sustain Africa supports supply of fertilizer in Malawi

Sustain Africa supports the Malawi government in the supply of 52,000 MT of NPK fertilizer to far...

Sustain Africa's
work in Malawi

Sustain Africa partner OCP donated 10,000 MT of monoammonium phosphate (MAP) to the Malawi government. Sustain Africa has facilitated transport of the MAP from Beira port in Mozambique to Malawi and conversion of this to 52,000MT of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (NPK) fertilizer aimed at just over 1 million farmers through the government’s Agricultural Input Programme. The programme runs from October 2022 to September 2023. AFAP is the implementing partner in Malawi.

Our progress in
Malawi
Statistics
Fertilizer MT 000
100%
  • Actual: 52
  • Target: 52
Farmers 000
100%
  • Actual: 1000
  • Target: 1000

Overview of the
situation in Malawi

The agriculture sector accounts for over 35.5 per cent of GDP in Malawi and employs about 84.5 percent of the working population. Agriculture is characterized by a dual structure consisting of commercial estates that grow cash crops and a large smallholder sub-sector that is mainly engaged in mixed subsistence farming. Maize, the staple food, accounts for 80 percent of cultivated land in the small-holder sub-sector. The main agricultural export crop is tobacco, followed by tea, sugar and coffee. Smallholder farmers struggle to access fertilize, compounded by COVID 19 and the Russia/Ukraine conflict. In May 2022, Malawi announced a 25-percent devaluation of its currency in a bid to shore up dwindling foreign exchange reserves and curb inflation, triggering a rise in food and non-food prices. In July 2020, the Government of Malawi rolled out its Affordable Inputs Programme (AIP). The programme concentrates on supplying fertilizer, cereal seed (maize, rice, sorghum) and livestock (Goats) to all smallholder farmers (farming households) under the Ministry of Agriculture database. In 2022, the programme targeted 2,500,000 farming households with a total of 125,000 of NPK and 125,000 of Urea - over two third of the country’s annual fertilizer consumption of 350,000MT.
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