Archive for the ‘Malawi Food Crisis’ Category

Insufficient Maize Crops

The Malawi food crisis is an ongoing severe food security crisis affecting more than five million people in Malawi, especially in the south, caused by the failure to harvest sufficient staple maize due to a drought. Malawi produced just 1.25 million tons or 37 % of the 3.4 million tons of maize required to feed its people. President Bingu wa Mutharika declared a national disaster on October 15, 2005 and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimated that there are 46,000 severely malnourished children.