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Malawi: hunger in a land of plenty

Malawi: hunger in a land of plenty

Mar 24, 2011

Paul Jeffrey reports on ACT Alliance work to battle food insecurity in Malawi

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About Malawi
  • Population: 14.9 million (World Bank, 2010)
  • Capital: Lilongwe
  • Area: 118,484 sq km (45,747 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English, Chichewa (both official)
  • Major religions: Christianity, Islam, traditional African religions
  • Life expectancy: 52 years (men), 54 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Malawi kwacha (MK) = 100 tambala
  • Main exports: Tobacco, tea, sugar, cotton
  • GNI per capita: US $290 (World Bank, 2008)