You searched for: Content Type Policy Brief Remove constraint Content Type: Policy Brief Publishing Institution African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Remove constraint Publishing Institution: African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Political Geography Africa Remove constraint Political Geography: Africa Publication Year within 25 Years Remove constraint Publication Year: within 25 Years Topic World Bank Remove constraint Topic: World Bank
- Author: Mirriam Muhome-Matita, Ephraim Wadonda Chirwa
- Publication Date: 07-2018
- Content Type: Policy Brief
- Institution: African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
- Abstract: Agriculture remains the most important sector in sub-Saharan Africa and is a dominant form of livelihood for a majority of the population that resides in the rural areas. In Malawi, agriculture accounts for 35 percent of GDP and generates more than 80 percent of foreign exchange. In addition, agriculture is the most important occupation for 71 percent of the rural population in which crop production accounts for 74 percent of all rural incomes. However, agriculture has failed to get Africa out of poverty, and most countries are experiencing low agricultural growth, rapid population growth, weak foreign exchange earnings and high transaction costs (World Bank, 2008).
- Topic: Agriculture, Economics, Political Economy, Poverty, World Bank, Economic Growth, Rural
- Political Geography: Africa, Malawi