Southern Region
Malawi
Most Harvested Crop in 2005
Maize
Poverty Headcount Ratio $1.90/day (2011 PPP) in 2010
82%
Most Acute Condition Among Children in 2004
26% Severely Stunted
Average Annual Rainfall from 1990 to 2015
993mm
About

Southern Region is a province of Malawi. As of 2010 Mulanje, Malawi had a total population of approximately 538.42k people. This represents a -39% decrease from 2004 when the population of Mulanje, Malawi was approximately 888.73k.

The most widely harvested crop in Southern Region by area was Maize with 706.62k ha harvested with a total production value of Intl $106.15M.

Among children in Southern, Malawi in 2004, 26% were severely stunted, 6% were severely underweight, and 4% were severely wasted.

As of 2010, there were 727.21k people living below $1.90/day (2011 PPP) and 819.86k people living below $3.10/day (2011 PPP) in Mangochi, Malawi.

Agriculture

Harvested Area Versus Value of Production

Tropical Fruits are the crop with the highest production value per area in Southern Region, with Intl $5.88k per ha.

Small Millets are the crop with the lowest production value per area in Southern Region, with Intl $77.5 per ha.

This means that growers of Tropical Fruits will earn approximately 76 times more per hectare than if they grow Small Millets.

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Water Supply for Crops

98%
Rainfed
2%
Irrigated

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

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Climate

Rainfall by Location

From 1990 to 2015, Southern Region had average annual rainfall of 993mm across a total cropland area of 1.51M ha.

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Health

Health Conditions Among Children

26%
Severely Stunted
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Among children in Southern, Malawi in 2004, 26% were severely stunted, 6% were severely underweight, and 4% were severely wasted.

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Health Conditions Among Children by Gender

54%
Male Stunting
47%
Female Stunting

The health condition most afflicting male and female children in 2004 in Southern Region, Malawi is stunting with 54% of male children affected and 47% of female children affected.

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Health Conditions Among Children by Residence

45%
Urban Stunting
51%
Rural Stunting

The health condition most afflicting urban and rural children in 2004 in Southern Region, Malawi is stunting with 45% of urban children affected and 51% of rural children affected.

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Poverty

Poverty Levels

727.21k
$1.90/day (2011 PPP)
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As of 2010, there were 727.21k people living below $1.90/day (2011 PPP) and 819.86k people living below $3.10/day (2011 PPP) in Mangochi, Malawi.

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Poverty Measures by Gender of Head of Household

Disposable Income
95%
Male
97%
Female

As of 2010, 95% of male headed households and 97% of female headed households in Mangochi, Malawi live below $3.10/day (2011 PPP).

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Poverty Measures by Residence

Disposable Income
90%
Urban
96%
Rural

As of 2010, 90% of people living in urban areas and 96% of people living in rural areas in Mangochi, Malawi live below $3.10/day (2011 PPP).

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