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Feed the Future - Malawi


Population: 15,028,757
Life Expectancy: 50.03 years
Per Capita GDP: $900 (PPP)
Below Poverty Line: 53%
Irrigated Land: 560 sq km

Source: CIA World Factbook

Agriculture is an important mainstay of the Malawian population. It contributes almost 30 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), composes 60 percent of foreign exchange earnings, and employs three quarters of the population. Malawi's economy and agriculture sector both recently grew at rates above 5 percent. Poverty and hunger have both declined since the 1990s, but the country is not on track for achieving MDG1.