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The Economic and Social Cost of Land and Soil Degradation in Malawi

First release: May 3rd, 2024

About 40% of Malawian soils are in poor health, and they continue to degrade annually through loss of topsoil, soil organic matter, and acidification. To restore Malawi’s soil health and improve agricultural productivity, the country’s Action Plan on Fertilizer and Soil Health should comprehensively be financed and implemented by all stakeholders 


An eroded farm in Malawi. Photo Credit; Tiyeni Project

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