Malawi is a beautiful country, rich in diversity with a proud cultural heritage. To the North, Malawi is surrounded by rugged mountains and rolling hills. Central to the country is Lake Malawi; a vast inland sea fringed by palms. Finally to the South there are the lowlands of the Shire Valley.
Malawi is one of the world’s least developed countries, and yet is also one of the worlds’ most densely populated areas.
Severe drought, population growth, pressure on agricultural lands, corruption and spread of HIV/AIDS pose major problems for Malawi. Malawi has serious environmental issues such as deforestation, land degradation and the water is at serious risk of pollution from agricultural runoff, sewage and industrial waste. The economy is predominately agricultural based and 85% of the population of Malawi live in rural areas.