Malawi Essays

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Malawi Malawi is a landlocked nation in the east Africa; it is boarded by Tanzania to the north and Zambia on the North West, it is therefore found below the brant line in the southern hemisphere, subsequently showing that it’s an LEDC however there are many areas in Malawi that are LLEDC. Malawi is classed as one of the poorest country in the world having low numbers of economic development with an annual income per person of only US$170. The vast majority of the population live in the rural areas as there are only 14% of urban areas in Malawi. Malawi is an example of an area with low levels of development and large rural areas and therefore relies on agriculture for its economic growth. The…show more content…
Malawi lies within the Great African Rift Valley system. On the east side of the country is Lake Malawi, the twelfth largest freshwater lake in the world. The lake is 568 km long and about 1,500 ft above sea level. It is the main tourist attraction in the country and is set among rolling hills. Malawi’s terrain and climate are extremely varied. It differs from cool in the highlands to warm around Lake Malawi with land from 35 m to over 3000m including low plains, rolling hills and mountains. The rainfall is very high in winter months (May to July) and very low in the summer months with temperatures that are very high encouraging high rates of evapro-transpiration and consequently very dry soil and a low water table. In some occasions there have been serials of droughts and soil moisture deficit. These conditions are not conductive to plant growth and in winter there’s high input of rain in some conditions causing flooding. These tropical and sub-tropical climatic changes are having negative impacts on the production in agriculture and the environment. The levels of development in Malawi are also at stake as the weather conditions directly affect the productivity. There are several environmental problems that have been a real issue in Malawi, a few are stated below: * Increase in soil
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