Malawi: Food production index

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Food production index (2004-2006 = 100)

 Latest value 146.1
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1961 - 2022
 Average 40.6
 Min - Max 8.8 - 146.1
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 1961 to 2022. The average value for Malawi during that period was 40.6 index points with a minimum of 8.8 index points in 1961 and a maximum of 146.1 index points in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 146.1 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 188 countries is 109.8 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Malawi - Food production index - Recent values chart

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Malawi - Food production index - historical chart - 1961-2022

Definition: Food production index covers food crops that are considered edible and that contain nutrients. Coffee and tea are excluded because, although edible, they have no nutritive value.

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 Percent agricultural land 64.17 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 62.14 2022 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 21.76 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 3.11 2023 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 60,500 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 135.5 2022 index points
 Precipitation 1,181 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 42.4 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 2,009 2022 kg per hectar
 Food production index 146.1 2022 index points
 Fertilizer use 96.7 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 190.1 2022 index points
 Forest area, 21,997.0 2021 sq. km
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