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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2016
    Malawi, Africa

    Reliance on rainfall for agriculture and increased climate change and variability pose growing production risks in developing countries. Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa is dominated by smallholder farmers who depend mainly on rain-fed agriculture, putting food security at both household and national levels at risk, especially in the event of drought. Investment in smallholder irrigation becomes a priority in developing countries if food security and national development goals are to be met, as their economies are agro-based.

  2. Library Resource
    January, 2009
    Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Peru, Ghana, Congo, Argentina, Senegal, Malawi

    This report, by researchers working in urban agriculture (UA), examines concrete strategies to integrate city farming into the urban landscape. Drawing on original field work in cities across the rapidly urbanising global South, the book examines the contribution of UA and city farming to livelihoods and food security. The case studies covered by the authors, focus on the following aspects of urban agriculture:

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2015
    Malawi, Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Africa

    This report reflects the summary of baseline findings in Malawi, under the auspices of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Adaptation Programme in Africa. It identifies gaps in climate information access and use at the local level, types of climate services farmers and pastoralists need in Malawi, relevant channels to reach farmers with requested services, lead-time and gender-specific requirements for the design and delivery of climate services that matter to farmers.

  4. Library Resource

    Removing Barriers to Regional Trade in Food Staples

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    October, 2012
    Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Malawi, Niger, Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Africa, Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa

    Africa's growing demand for food has been met increasingly by imports from the global market. This, coupled with rising global food prices, brings ever-mounting food import bills. In addition, population growth and changing demand patterns will double demands over the next 10 years. Two key issues must be addressed: (a) establishing a consistent and stable policy environment for regional trade in fertilizers; and (b) investing in institutions that reduce the transaction costs of coordination failures.

  5. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Malawi

    This paper examines the impacts of
    natural disasters on schooling investments with special
    focus on the roles of ex-ante actions and ex-post responses
    using panel data from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Malawi. The
    importance of ex-ante actions depends on disaster risks and
    the likelihood of public assistance, which potentially
    creates substitution between the two actions. The findings
    show that higher future probabilities of disasters increase

  6. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    The Government of Malawi has since 2005
    been pursuing a growth strategy mainly based on increasing
    the volume of agricultural exports. This entails that Malawi
    should endeavor to improve the competitiveness of its
    agricultural commodities so as to gain an increasing share
    of the regional and international markets. This paper
    analyzes the competitiveness of the country's key
    agricultural commodities -- tobacco, maize, cotton, and rice

  7. Library Resource
    February, 2014

    Diversification into high-value cash
    crops among smallholders has been propagated as a strategy
    to improve welfare in rural areas. However, the extent to
    which cash crop production spurs projected gains remains an
    under-researched question, especially in the context of
    market imperfections leading to non-separable production and
    consumption decisions, and price shocks to staple crops that
    might be displaced on the farm by cash crops. This study is

  8. Library Resource
    February, 2014

    This paper contributes to the
    long-standing debate on the merits of decentralized
    beneficiary targeting in the administration of development
    programs, focusing on the large-scale Malawi Farm Input
    Subsidy Program. Nationally-representative household survey
    data are used to systematically analyze the decentralized
    targeting performance of the program during the 2009-2010
    agricultural season. The analysis begins with a standard

  9. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    This paper uses a rural household survey
    dataset collected in 2006 and 2008 to investigate the impact
    of a market-based land resettlement project in southern
    Malawi. The program provided a conditional cash and land
    transfer to poor families to relocate to larger plots of
    farm land. The average treatment effect of the program is
    estimated using a difference-in-difference matching
    technique based on propensity score matching; qualitative

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