Table 3: Crop area and production in Malawi, 1995 Back to profile
Area (ha 103), production (t) Karonga Mzuzu Kasungu Salima Lilongwe Machinga Blantyre Shire Valley
Cropped land 124 374 351 80 522 454 521 389
Maize*

24.5

(n.a.)

88.9

(64,348)

203.8

(123,187)

78.1

(n.a.)

343.8

(233,367)

262.7

(143,795)

282.1

(211,863)

73.2

(n.a.)

G/nuts 4.7

(2,492)

14.8

(8,858)

33.8

(29,222)

8.5

(8,137)

37.0

(26,642)

20.0

(15,034)

17.4

(10,974)

3.1

(2,314)

Beans 5.5

(2,683)

50.1

(8,813)

25.4

(9,470)

0.5

(486)

71.7

(21,811)

11.8

(6,385)

23.1

(9,444)

1.5

(1,368)

Pigeon pea 0.9

(442)

0.1

(31)

n/a

(n.a.)

2.2

(1590)

0.1

(55)

33.3

(28,415)

78.5

(46,347)

7.5

(6,335)

Cowpea 0.3

(81)

0.2

(56)

0.6

( 178)

2.2

(875)

2.6

(898)

20.9

(9,280)

27.1

(8,595)

14.7

(8,784)

Soya 0.4

(286)

5.0

(3,446)

11.6

(10,689)

1.0

(707)

16.9

(12,051)

1.6

(1,033)

4.0

(1,778)

0.1

(48)

Bamabra nuts 0.4

(239)

0.5

(263)

2.7

(1,797)

0.4

(249)

1.9

(1,058)

0.3

(520)

1.3

(73)

0.2

(4,759)

* Maize production data estimated for 1993/94, Heisey and Smale, 1995
n/a not available
Source: Moriniere and Chimwaza, 1996