Central Region
Malawi
Most Harvested Crop in 2005
Maize
Poverty Headcount Ratio $1.90/day (2011 PPP) in 2010
71%
Most Acute Condition Among Children in 2004
29% Severely Stunted
Average Annual Rainfall from 1990 to 2015
920mm
About

Central Region is a province of Malawi. As of 2010 Ntcheu, Malawi had a total population of approximately 502.55k people. This represents a -71% decrease from 2004 when the population of Ntcheu, Malawi was approximately 1.73M.

The most widely harvested crop in Central Region by area was Maize with 844.46k ha harvested with a total production value of Intl $140.79M.

Among children in Central, Malawi in 2004, 29% were severely stunted, 6% were severely underweight, and 2% were severely wasted.

As of 2010, there were 416.99k people living below $1.90/day (2011 PPP) and 581.02k people living below $3.10/day (2011 PPP) in Kasungu, Malawi.

Agriculture

Harvested Area Versus Value of Production

Tropical Fruits are the crop with the highest production value per area in Central Region, with Intl $6.08k per ha.

Sorghums are the crop with the lowest production value per area in Central Region, with Intl $86.2 per ha.

This means that growers of Tropical Fruits will earn approximately 71 times more per hectare than if they grow Sorghums.

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Water Supply for Crops

100%
Rainfed
0%
Irrigated

In 2005, 100% of the crops produced in Central Region by harvested area were rainfed, compared to 0% irrigated.

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Climate

Rainfall by Location

From 1990 to 2015, Central Region had average annual rainfall of 920mm across a total cropland area of 1.71M ha.

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Health

Health Conditions Among Children

29%
Severely Stunted
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Among children in Central, Malawi in 2004, 29% were severely stunted, 6% were severely underweight, and 2% were severely wasted.

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Health Conditions Among Children by Gender

57%
Male Stunting
55%
Female Stunting

The health condition most afflicting male and female children in 2004 in Central, Malawi is stunting with 57% of male children affected and 55% of female children affected.

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Health Conditions Among Children by Residence

41%
Urban Stunting
58%
Rural Stunting

The health condition most afflicting urban and rural children in 2004 in Central, Malawi is stunting with 41% of urban children affected and 58% of rural children affected.

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Poverty

Poverty Levels

416.99k
$1.90/day (2011 PPP)
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As of 2010, there were 416.99k people living below $1.90/day (2011 PPP) and 581.02k people living below $3.10/day (2011 PPP) in Kasungu, Malawi.

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Poverty Measures by Gender of Head of Household

Disposable Income
84%
Male
91%
Female

As of 2010, 84% of male headed households and 91% of female headed households in Kasungu, Malawi live below $3.10/day (2011 PPP).

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Poverty Measures by Residence

Disposable Income
46%
Urban
86%
Rural

As of 2010, 46% of people living in urban areas and 86% of people living in rural areas in Kasungu, Malawi live below $3.10/day (2011 PPP).

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