马铃薯于19世纪由传教士和欧洲殖民者带到东非。但直到1960年代,当时年产量达到6万吨左右,马铃薯才显示出其重要性。

马拉维现在是非洲撒哈拉以南地区最大的马铃薯生产国,2013年的收成超过450万吨。马铃薯主要种植在该国南部和中部的高原地区,以海拔 1000至2000米和年降雨量超过750毫米的地区最为适宜。在南部的一些地方,农民可每年种植两季作物。通常在10月至3月的主季期间,马铃薯会与玉米和豆类混作。

马拉维的马铃薯只有很小一部分用于出口。在最近几年,马铃薯的年平均消费量增加了三倍多,从年人均消费30公斤增加至超过100公斤。
农业数据 马拉维
Potato Production in 2017 :1226600.00tonnesOfficial data
Potato Yield in 2017 :184164.00hg/haCalculated data
Potato Area Harvested in 2017 :66604.00haOfficial data
Sweet Potato Production in 2017 :5472010.00tonnesOfficial data
Sweet Potato Area Harvested in 2017 :271449.00haOfficial data
Sweet Potato Yield in 2017 :201585.00hg/haCalculated data
Potato Production in 2016 :1043340.00tonnesOfficial data
消费数据 马拉维
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011:106.77kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010:117.45kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009:108.29kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2008:107.96kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2007:114.29kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2006:107.57kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2005:85.12kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
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