Malawi cotton production down by 70%

Agriculture authorities say cotton production will this year decline by 70 percent which will negatively affect the country’s forex,

Cotton fields

In the recently released crop production estimates, production of the crop is expected to significantly drop from around 65000 tons last year to 20000 tons this year, a very big significant drop.

The study report attributes the drop to last year’s market challenges which were among others caused by the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic.

According to the Ministry’s Spokesperson Gracian Lungu, apart from cotton, legumes will also realise a slight decrease production wise.

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Khima
Khima
5 months ago

Ulimi wathonje siwamasewela. It is the most expensive farming and steady market which is not the case with our current situation in this country.

Charles R.
Charles R.
5 months ago

Cotton requires huge amount of water to grow. In a country that already faces risk of drought, and where agriculture is so important to the livelihoods of majority of people, this is ineffective use of the limited water resources.

ray
ray
5 months ago
Reply to  Charles R.

Malawi does not have limited water resources

Bauleni
Bauleni
5 months ago

Chakwera N’gombe economy. This guy is a not a leader. Ma court adatinamiza, ndebolanso a chilima

Chalo
5 months ago

Prices for cotton were very low previous years.

ray
ray
5 months ago

Will this economy hold

hgfg
hgfg
5 months ago
Reply to  ray

good question atsogo

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