Mining for survival in Malawi
July 2013 - Artisanal and small-scale mining in Malawi is often practiced by poverty-stricken rural communities. Regardless of the value of the minerals being extracted, small-scale miners rarely earn more than a subsistence income. The Malawi government has proposed greater support for small-scale miners, but it also needs to regulate the trade in semi-precious stones, as currently the stones’ real value is realized only once they are exported.
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