Malawi Farmers Want Maize Export Ban Lifted

Three years of El Nino-induced drought and flooding left half of Malawi's population dependent on food aid, but this year, the country is reporting a good maize harvest.  Malawi’s government banned the export of maize and maize products in 2015 amid food shortages. But now things are changing.   Latest crop production estimates by the Ministry of Agriculture show that maize production will rise to 3.2 million tons, up from last year’s 2.3 million tons.   The surplus has already...

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