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Agricultural input subsidies for improving productivity, farm income, consumer welfare and wider growth in low- and lower-middle-income countries: a systematic reviewThe Campbell Collaboration, 2018In recent decades, agricultural productivity in low- and lower-middle-income countries, particularly in Africa, has fallen increasingly behind that of upper middle-income countries. Adequate use of agricultural inputs such as improved seeds and inorganic fertilisers has been identified as one way of enhancing agricultural productivity.Document
Anticipating and responding to drought emergencies in southern Africa: lessons from the 2002-2003 experienceThe Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics - Michigan State University, 2005The paper suggests that nutritional monitoring needs to be complemented by information on the sustainability of household coping behaviour. Unfortunately, very little such information has become publicly available. Food prices and market impacts varied widely across the region.Document
Poverty Reduction Strategies and the rural productive sectors: insights from Malawi, Nicaragua and VietnamOverseas Development Institute, 2005This paper looks at the treatment of rural productive sectors in Poverty Reduction Strategies (PRS) for three countries, focussing particularly on agriculture and to a lesser degree forestry, fisheries and tourism.DocumentDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2003This brief report examines the assumptions that the 2001-2003 food crisis in Malawi was the result of poor management of grain reserves, corruption and a severe drought. It argues that these often-cited ‘causes’ are partial explanations at best.DocumentEnvironment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1997Malawi’ s smallholder agriculture is facing a crisis, particularly in the more populated south. There is an insidious combination of land shortage, continuous cultivation of maize, declining soil fertility, low yields, deforestation, poverty and high population growth rate.