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

Critical thinker
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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.

Alex Tulamah Tulamah
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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

Alex Tulamah Tulamah
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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

baby
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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!!!

ben matemba/nakhule/chiradzulu
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NDE TITANI PAMENEPA MOYA CHE MUTHARIKA PANGANIPO NGATI MAMUNA APA ZISANADEPO

mpimpa
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kaya

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

Sambaukwatiwe
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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

prophet of dome
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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.

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