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Maize dependency and agricultural subsidies in Zambia: In conversation with Rhoda Mofya-Mukuka

Rhoda Mofya-Mukuka spoke to Jonathan Bhalla about why agricultural subsidies in Zambia have not had the desired impact on poverty reduction, smallholder farmer productivity and commercialisation of agriculture.
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Planting Ideas: How agricultural subsidies are working in Malawi By Blessings Chinsinga and Aoiffe O'Brien

Malawi is the most densely populated country in southern Africa. Without affordable fertiliser and other inputs, small farmers have struggled to grow enough food from over-cultivated soils. But after successive food crises, the government of Malawi acted against the advice of...
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Making fertiliser subsidies work in Malawi

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...