Low corn prices have helped cut in half the number of food insecure Malawians to 508,088 from May’s projection of 1.1 million people, according to the U.S.-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network.

    The network said there have been “very minimal” price fluctuations of maize from May to October in most markets including food insecure communities. The availability of maize in Malawi remains “favorable” as private traders supply maize in deficit areas.

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    • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.