Malawi to register bumper yields

The ministry Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development says all is set for the 2018/2019 crop estimates survey scheduled to kick-off next week.

Spokesperson for the ministry, Hamilton Chimala said that pre-estimates by the ministry have projected a successful harvesting season coming on the back of good rains in most parts of the country.

“The team which has been established to conduct the crop estimates survey across the country is read to kick off next week,” Chimala said.

He said the ministry expects that this year households will have bumper yields than earlier expected.

In 2017/2018 most households were rendered food insecure due to the devastating effects of the Fall army worm and drought in most parts of the country.

According to the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) there are hopes of economic growth for 2019 on the back of the anticipated good harvest.

Currently the economic growth rate according to the central bank is at 4.1 percent but after the crop estimates the economic growth rate is also expected to jump upwards.

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