Northern Region
Malawi
Most Harvested Crop in 2005
Maize
Poverty Headcount Ratio $1.90/day (2011 PPP) in 2010
40%
Most Acute Condition Among Children in 2004
22% Severely Stunted
Average Annual Rainfall from 1990 to 2015
924mm
About

Northern Region is a province of Malawi. As of 2010 Mzuzu City, Malawi had a total population of approximately 158.27k people. This represents a 4% increase from 2004 when the population of Mzuzu City, Malawi was approximately 151.94k.

The most widely harvested crop in Northern Region by area was Maize with 53.72k ha harvested with a total production value of Intl $10.19M.

Among children in Northern, Malawi in 2004, 22% were severely stunted, 6% were severely underweight, and 3% were severely wasted.

As of 2010, there were 163.75k people living below $1.90/day (2011 PPP) and 183.09k people living below $3.10/day (2011 PPP) in Chitipa, Malawi.

Agriculture

Harvested Area Versus Value of Production

Tropical Fruits are the crop with the highest production value per area in Northern Region, with Intl $5.76k per ha.

Sorghums are the crop with the lowest production value per area in Northern Region, with Intl $76.7 per ha.

This means that growers of Tropical Fruits will earn approximately 75 times more per hectare than if they grow Sorghums.

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Water Supply for Crops

98%
Rainfed
2%
Irrigated

In 2005, 98% of the crops produced in Northern Region by harvested area were rainfed, compared to 2% irrigated.

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Climate

Rainfall by Location

From 1990 to 2015, Northern Region had average annual rainfall of 924mm across a total cropland area of 230.23k ha.

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Health

Health Conditions Among Children

22%
Severely Stunted
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Among children in Northern, Malawi in 2004, 22% were severely stunted, 6% were severely underweight, and 3% were severely wasted.

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Health Conditions Among Children by Gender

50%
Male Stunting
43%
Female Stunting

The health condition most afflicting male and female children in 2004 in Northern, Malawi is stunting with 50% of male children affected and 43% of female children affected.

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Health Conditions Among Children by Residence

35%
Urban Stunting
48%
Rural Stunting

The health condition most afflicting urban and rural children in 2004 in Northern, Malawi is stunting with 35% of urban children affected and 48% of rural children affected.

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Poverty

Poverty Levels

163.75k
$1.90/day (2011 PPP)
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As of 2010, there were 163.75k people living below $1.90/day (2011 PPP) and 183.09k people living below $3.10/day (2011 PPP) in Chitipa, Malawi.

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Poverty Measures by Gender of Head of Household

Disposable Income
96%
Male
97%
Female

As of 2010, 96% of male headed households and 97% of female headed households in Chitipa, Malawi live below $3.10/day (2011 PPP).

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Poverty Measures by Residence

Disposable Income
85%
Urban
97%
Rural

As of 2010, 85% of people living in urban areas and 97% of people living in rural areas in Chitipa, Malawi live below $3.10/day (2011 PPP).

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