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Malawi has recently experienced increased heavy rainfall, irregular rain patterns, floods, droughts, and long dry spells.1 This greatly affects small farmers who live in rural areas and rely on agriculture for their livelihood.2 Malawi also has a Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to help develop policies to combat climate change.3 One important step that the government has taken to curb the extreme rate of climate change has been to issue a nationwide ban on the distribution of plastics.4 This will cut down on waste that negatively affects the environment.5

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1 http://www.actionaidusa.org/malawi/stories/climate-change-malawi
2 Ibid
3 http://www.nccpmw.org/
4-5 Ibid
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Malawi News

Norfolk Daily News 
WHAT: 30-mile relay race or three-mile walk to raise money for Norfolk Schools in Malawi. Runners form their own team of four to six people and bring their own unique baton to use. WHEN: Saturday, May 20. Check in for runners is 7 a.m. and check in for ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika has described the Malawi National fibre backbone project a timely solution in cleaning up the civil service which, has ... See more..
Norfolk Daily News 
It might be a bit of an understatement to say that His Excellency Edward Yakob Sawerengera — and those with him — are impressed with Norfolk. See more..
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Malawi24 
However, the visitors are very much aware that a 1-ni goal deficit can easily be overturned by Malawi. As one way of increasing their attacking instinct, Van Geneugden added veteran Be Forward Wanderers midfielder Joseph Kamwendo, Isaac Kaliyati, ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs has reacted on the formation of sex workers associations in different districts in the country. See more..
Capital Radio Malawi (press release) (blog) 
At least 200 police officers in Malawi's Eastern Region are demanding the payment of their salary arrears. Some of the concerned officers, who asked their names not to be revealed, told Capital FM that their names were omitted on the October salary ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Blantyre based Super League teams have to forget using Kamuzu Stadium as their home ground following The Football Association of Malawi announcement ... See more..
Malawi24 
The craving for social media likes has pushed some Malawian youth in Blantyre to the graveyard for a photoshoot session. The move has left the nation in shock with the images in circulation across social media platforms attracting heavy criticism. The ... See more..
Malawi24 
Human rights activists in the country have faulted the Police for arresting former Malawi President Joyce Banda's sister Cecilia Kumpukwe and one Stella Assani. The two who are also People's Party officials are being accused of being behind the fake ... See more..
Nyasa Times 
Regime thugs on Wednesday attacked Lilongwe City Council deputy mayor Juliana Kaduya and chased her from the commissioning of $23 million (about K16.9 ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Africa, east of Zambia, west and north of Mozambique
Area

Total 118,484 sq km
Land 94,080 sq km
Water 24,404 sq km

Climate

sub-tropical; rainy season (November to May); dry season (May to November)
Natural Resources

limestone, arable land, hydropower, unexploited deposits of uranium, coal, and bauxite ;
Natural Hazards

NA
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; land degradation; water pollution from agricultural runoff, sewage, industrial wastes; siltation of spawning grounds endangers fish populations

Demographics

Nationality
Malawian
Population
16,777,547 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Landlocked Malawi ranks among the world's most densely populated and least developed countries. The economy is predominately agricultural with about 80% of the population living in rural areas. Agriculture, which has benefited from fertilizer subsidies since 2006, accounts for one-third of GDP and 90% of export revenues. The performance of the tobacco sector is key to short-term growth as tobacco accounts for more than half of exports. The economy depends on substantial inflows of economic assistance from the IMF, the World Bank, and individual donor nations. In 2006, Malawi was approved for relief under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) ...See More program. In December 2007, the US granted Malawi eligibility status to receive financial support within the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) initiative. The government faces many challenges including developing a market economy, improving educational facilities, facing up to environmental problems, dealing with the rapidly growing problem of HIV/AIDS, and satisfying foreign donors that fiscal discipline is being tightened. Since 2005 President BANDA'S government has exhibited improved financial discipline under the guidance of Finance Minister Goodall GONDWE and signed a three year Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility worth $56 million with the IMF. The government has announced infrastructure projects that could yield improvements, such as a new oil pipeline for better fuel access, and the potential for a waterway link through Mozambican rivers to the ocean for better transportation options. Since 2009, however, Malawi has experienced some setbacks, including a general shortage of foreign exchange, which has damaged its ability to pay for imports, and fuel shortages that hinder transportation and productivity. Investment fell 23% in 2009, and continued to decline in 2010. The government has failed to address barriers to investment such as unreliable power, water shortages, poor telecommunications infrastructure, and the high costs of services. Donors, who provided an average of 36% of government revenue in the past five years, suspended general budget support for Malawi in 2011 due to a negative IMF review and governance issues. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$14.5 billion (2012 est.); $14.23 billion (2011 est.); $13.64 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

7.5% of GDP (2012 est.); 9.7% of GDP (2011 est.); 15.8% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

tobacco, sugarcane, cotton, tea, corn, potatoes, cassava (tapioca), sorghum, pulses, groundnuts, Macadamia nuts; cattle, goats
Industries

tobacco, tea, sugar, sawmill products, cement, consumer goods