What drives policy reform after long periods of policy inertia? What factors shape the effectiveness of policy implementation following reform decisions?
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This paper undertakes a detailed examination of the availability and quality of data on public expenditures in agriculture in Africa. We consider the case of Mozambique, a country characterised by low income and low administrative capacity, but also…
Assessesing the economy-wide effects of Malawi’s export restrictions on maize and oilseeds, finding that short run benefits may be redered ineffective by production responses in the medium to long run.
An economywide systems-approach in Mozambique that combines ex post household econometric analysis of investment impacts with ex antemodeling of growth and poverty linkages.
Adoption of the trinity of practices known commonly today as conservation agriculture (CA)—maintaining soil cover, reducing tillage, and enhancing soil nitrogen through legumes—is a critical process to the management of erosion in rural landscapes,…
Examines the interplay between Malawi’s input subsidy and access to extension services, and the impact of both on farm productivity and food security.
What are the decision-making processes for adopting conservation agriculture policies? Studies from southern Malawi.