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Making fertiliser subsidies work in Malawi

Malawi, fertiliser, fertiliser subsidy, agriculture, Blessings Chinsinga, food security

This briefing note highlights the role of fertiliser subsidies in Malawi, the world’s fifth poorest country. Malawi has suffered recurrent poor harvests, with disastrous consequences for food security since the early 1990s. Yields have improved significantly in the past two years, helped by a government subsidy scheme that has improved access to fertiliser by smallholder farmers.




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