Agricultural Input Subsidies

Agricultural Input Subsidies

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This books examines an increasingly popular but controversial set of agricultural development programmes promoting smallholder agriculture and food security in low income countries, particularly in Africa, Drawing on and developing theory on these programmes, and on a wider review of recent experience in Africa, the authors provide a detailed analysis of the historical, political and agro-economic roots and context of Malawi's agricultural programme from 2005 to2011, a large and controversial programme that has been the subject a very considerable but unfortunately little informed international debate. As well as a fascinating account of the history ofdevelopment and current constraints on smallholder farming in Malawi and of the implementation of a large scale national programme, this provides critical insights into the potential benefits and risks with such programmes, and on political and technical issues that are critical in success or failure.Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) Working Paper No. 0017. Washington DC: ... Makumba, W. I., Matumba, L., Liwimbi, L. aamp; Chisama, B. 2012. Improved nutrient ... Food Security Research Project Working Paper No. 58. Lusaka: FSRP.

Title:Agricultural Input Subsidies
Author: Ephraim Chirwa, Andrew Dorward
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2013-09-26

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