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The Malawi Experience 2001-3

11. Broader Issues - a selection only
 
  • Malawi cannot ignore regional context – SA economic dominance, logistic constraints, political trends (e.g. land) – so Strategy will have to incorporate such issues


  • Particular problem with logistics, for both imports and exports, emergency and log-term. Hence focus on Nacala corridor as shortest, cheapest and least competitive route (DFID inputs)


  • VAC and other information systems improvement essential for early warning and response planning and monitoring


  • Economic & social development will depend on agricultural growth for H/H FS and income and to provide basis for IGAs and MSEs


  • But agricultural growth not purely technology – much more emphasis on market development, value adding and dealing with non-tariff barriers


  • HIV/AIDS will require attention to complex of land policy (inheritance), land use (labour, access to credit & inputs), social safety nets, service provision (loss of extension agents and managers) and competition for MG resources (Global fund?)
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