Maize prices rise by 37% in Malawi -Admarc

The official prices of maize in the country has been increased by 37 percent to a new price of K110 per kilogramme and Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation  (ADMARC) is also implementing a rationing system of a maximum of 20 kilogrammes per buyer amidst shortages.

Maize wilting in Lilongwe due to dry spell

Maize wilting in Lilongwe due to dry spell

Queing for maize at Admarc depot

Queing for maize at Admarc depot

A bag of 50 kilogrammes now costs K5, 500, up from K4000.

Admarc spokesperson, Agnes Chikoko – Ndovie warned that the available maize is meant for household consumption and not for the business persons.

The World Food Program, the hunger-fighting agency of the United Nations, warned Friday of an impending crisis in Malawi, saying that more than 2.8 million people there will lack enough to eat over the next several months because of severe floods and a drought that ruined the 2015 harvest.

The agency said the floods this year in Malawi were “the worst in living memory,” flushing away stockpiles of food and ruining fertile land.

Crops that survived the floods, the agency said, succumbed later to “intense dry spells.”

According to National Food Reserve Agency  (NFRA) Chief Executive Officer, Nasinuku Saukira, as at close of business on Wednesday last week, the National Strategic Grain Reserves  (SGR) contained 46,550 metric tonnes

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35 thoughts on “Maize prices rise by 37% in Malawi -Admarc”

  1. johnkaitano says:

    komabe nzeru za munthu zalephera kutetsa njala, kwa anzungu nawonso akulephera kukonzanso nyengo yowonongeka, pakibe ali ndi nzeru.

  2. Critical thinker says:

    Malawians suffer because of poor choice of leaders.The yard stick for electing somebody is names,titles and tribalism.They don’t look for policies.So don’t cry of hunger.Pitala and his entourage are feasting on xxxl chicken and chips at Hilton hotels washing down with some expensive juices.Koma Ndiye mufotadi ndi njala kamtundu kopusa ndipo kosamva.Koma ndiye mukhauladi ndi mlomweyi mpakana 2019.

  3. Tikapita ku joni akutiphako tikhale kwathu kuno mbeu dzikupysera m’munda nanga tipange chiyani ife anthu anu ambuye. Atsogolerinso zoti kulinjala sakusamala ai akuti bola iwo akukhuta. M’malo mugula chimanga akuononga ndalama kutengera anthu kuka nyada kunja votiyanga ija ineeeeeee!!. Ndinabetsa

  4. Dziko langa lija ine talakwanso chiyani nanga kodi chalangochi chikufikira ifenso tikhululukireni YEHOVA, ndikudziwa masatanic ndi amene akupangitsa mcholinga choti anthu avomereze kuti anthu akhazikike pokwatirana okhaokha nchokinga akuti tililandila thandizo lo chokera kwa iwo oyipayo Mulungu wangatu akuona athanananu

  5. baby says:

    I think Malawians are the most stupid people on this planet earth. It’s normal when supply is low, demand is high, price increases, simple. If we had bumper harvest as a nation, the price of a bag of maize would not have risen simple!!!

  6. NDE TITANI PAMENEPA MOYA CHE MUTHARIKA PANGANIPO NGATI MAMUNA APA ZISANADEPO

  7. wez says:

    Ife tidanena kuti awa mbuyache aabwelesanjala kumalawi kuno,sizimenezonanga…titoona kumenezitatheleko!

  8. Sambaukwatiwe says:

    Its high time the Mw gvt should think of removing fertilizer subsidy, becoz we are losing out 50 billion Kwacha on fertizer subsidy but its not giving us the intended results unlike removing serving K22 million for JCE printing of certificates

  9. kkkkkkkk malawians too much crying. Nthawi munalinayo yokoza dziko, mumafuna chimanga 4. Lero mwaziona. Mulungu akulangeni kwambiri mufe ambiri ndi njala imene mwina muphunzira kusankha bwino. Tsogoleri akakhala wabwino dziko limakhala lamadalitso. Koma iri mavuto ngosayamba tilira.

  10. Indeed millions of people did crap hands for witch crafits

  11. M'Bingo mutalikaaa says:

    Kodi mmesa mumati dppp ndi chimanga? Kkkkkk koma tisova

  12. George phiri says:

    What made people think Peter would make a good president? Malawians behave as if we have no options. So many faces on the ballot box but people still chose Muntharika family!!!! By God utsogoleri wa muntharika tidauyetsa ndipo unalephera. Come 2019 chose something else. Dont be cheated by titles. Avoid anyone who will have titles before him. Avoid Dr/Professor/. Chose anyone who is Mr. Anthuwa asamatinamidze ndi school dzopanda ntchito. Prof failing to run a small nation like Malawi????? F*******k, boroxy, sochimpula, khuluva.

  13. Francis Mbewe says:

    Mavuto ku Malawi. God should help us

  14. Nabanda says:

    PAJATU CHOSADZIWA ADAYIMBIRA MFITI M’MANJA

  15. kim george says:

    Kufikile february abale anthu akufatu

  16. kim george says:

    Dziko lavuta tiyeni tilimbike kupemphera

  17. Truth says:

    Malawians are reaping what they had sown when voting purely on regional lines and not content of an individual. Our reckless decision making is shown in many ways that make our leaders take advantage of us. We are among the most vulnerable nation and we seem to glorify that stupidity in ourselves and the leaders we choose. No wonder Malawians are said to have a lower than average IQ in Africa. Though i refuse to accept that notion I tend to think twice about it since as a nation we seem to be directionless for so many decades and the future looks hazy. A nation that fails to feed itself in this age despite abundance of fertile soils,water and peace is a great shame to humanity. Who to blame leaders? No, the leaders are coming from within us besides its us who choose our leaders. Blame ourselves for the dull choices we make as Malawians. Again, Malawians tend to think Government will solve all their problems instead of working hard and smart enough for themselves. We are not naturally lazy, believe you me outside Malawi, Malawian workers are sought after for their hardworking and honesty. Is it fair to conclude that our leaders are to blame and not us? or is it true that our IQs are substandard? Help us God something somewhere is wrong with us,deliver us no leader or donor is gonna deliver us. It’s you who can deliver us from this deadly ignorance even among the so called learned citizens.

  18. Khwethemule says:

    1.1 Mwadziwatu mochedwa kuti you have a devil for a president. Interestingly avutike kwambiri ndi njala ndi alomwe anzake omwe ankamuvotera and they cant even manage 10kgs bag.

  19. Wachitemwa wachiyegha thats tumbuka in O-Chewa Wachikonda wachinyamula munavota nokha ma elections atavuta mumakula mtima ndi kunyoza wakunyetsani ndipo yilipo yamtima biiiii DPP WOYEEEEEEEE ukubwera boooo.

  20. Chidelunde says:

    Kukomera kwake amene afe kwambiri ndi njala’yi ndi a ku Thyolo, Mulanje, Chiladzulu – anthu ovota mosayang’ana za kutsogolo. Mutha chaka chino

  21. redeemed says:

    Even though I have worked tirelessly for the life I am living now, it never cease to touchdown my heart when I see the lives of others who are struggling to make ends meet. Even though I have earnestly worked hard for my current state state of life, I often anguished by an enormous degree of guilty for the economic state of others. I may not be rich, but at least I can afford the basics of life however my main concern are those who live in abundance at the expense of the poor people. I wish they could develop a heart like mine of considering the plight of others and believe that this world could be a better place.

  22. Hangman Mtambo says:

    Tawauzaniko a judge Mtambo, akutangwanika ndikuposa chingwe ndi cholinga chofuna kubwezera choipa kwa Kasambara, wanthu akwao ku Rumphi akufa ndi njara.

  23. ... says:

    At your next sitting of parliament, IMPEACH this useless lomwe ruler/dictator before it is too late.

  24. Mapuya says:

    Why ru crying stupid malawians’ u were the ones who went early in the morning to cast for him to be in power without realising he z a fool”u wl cry and cry till u die

  25. langa says:

    The Bible which is the Word of God tells commands is to pray for our Leaders. Indeed w e really need to pray for DPP Leadership. Mainly WISDOM. It seems they are all leading us blindfolded.

  26. stella says:

    shortage of maize in Malawi is a long clinche’ .

  27. Kwangwagwa says:

    Achimwene kwa Nkando uko ndinakuwuzani kuti tisamvotere galu uyu, Pitala. Tawonani tsopano mwatiyika mmavuto. Ango kweza mitengo ya katundu basi. Shupiti! Foolish fools!

  28. Nyerere says:

    Pamenepa boma litani. Tiyeni tili thandize mnzeru. A MCP mukuti bwanji

  29. mtumbuka1 says:

    Ndalama chinkhungu chino chili Ku state house chikuwika mthumba lakhe apo wanthu wakusuzgika. I cry for my home district Rumphi maybe our ngoni brothers in mzimba will help Rumphi out.

  30. Chatty Man says:

    Dziko laonongeka ili ambuye tithandizeni.

  31. chigumula says:

    Very sad indeed!

    More economic woes for the poor villager when our foolish president is busy gallivanting with his massive entourage in the US.

    And this nonsense from the idiotic Information Minister that some of the delegates were funded by their Ministries and parastatal departments! What bull….! Aren’t all these part of government coffers!

    Mr Minister just apologise to the Malawians. Stop justifying stupidity and this unacceptable level of selfishness. Any sane Malawian will never forgive you DPP guys for these grave sins you are committing every day.

    God is watching our tears. We know for sure he will wipe away our tears and take up His vengeance on all of you on our behalf!

    Do you think you are more equal than others and we should be complaining about you senseless decisions and day light thefts every day?

    Your 40 days have gone!

  32. Nyakwawanganga says:

    Malemu Bingu akanakhala moyo chimanga sichikanakwera koma zinazi iiiiih

  33. CHALO NTCHITEREZI says:

    Poti mungokweza mtengo wa chimanga mukufuna anthu afe ndi njala ndalama ndizo mungopatsana pa chibale takudziwani kuti ndi asatana lero

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