Malawi holds a commendable track record having in place indicators for driving agricultural transformation. After increasing farm subsidies under the Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) in 2004, the country harvested grain surpluses of over half a million tons per year, subsequently exporting grain to other countries in the region including Lesotho, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. Agriculture plays a central role in Malawi’s economy, contributing to 30% of GDP, nearly 80% of employment, and more than 80% of the country’s total exports.

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