Published in Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2014.
Kassie, M.; Adefris Teklewold; Marenya, P.; Jaleta Debello Moti; Erenstein, O.
Employing nationally representative data, we investigate the impact of Sustainable Intensification Practices (SIPs) on farm households’ food security, downside risk...
Published in African Journal of Agriculture and Resource Economics 9 (2) : 132-147, 2014
Chibwana, C.; Shively, G.; Fisher, M.; Jumbe, C.;Masters, W.
We measured the farm-level impacts of Malawi’s Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP) on fertiliser use and maize yields in central and southern Malawi....
Published in Food Policy 45 : 101-111, 2014
Fisher, M.; Kandiwa, V.
Nationally representative data for Malawi were used to measure the gender gap in adoption of modern maize and to investigate how, if at all, Malawi’s Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) has impacted the gap. Regression results show...
Published in Environmental Management, 2013
Ndah, H.T.; Schuler, J.; Uthes, S.; Zander, P.; Traore, K.; Gama, M.-S.; Nyagumbo, I.; Triomphe, B.; Sieber, S.; Corbeels, M.
Despite the reported benefits of conservation agriculture (CA), its wider up-scaling in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has remained fairly...
Published in Agricultural Economics, 2013
Lunduka, R.; Ricker-Gilbert, J.; Fisher, M.
This article provides a critical analysis of the current frontier of research evaluating Malawi’s Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP), whose main objectives are increasing maize production, promoting household...
Published in Development Southern Africa 30 (4-5) : 451-467, 2013
Fisher, M.; Lewin, P.A.
This study examines how socio-economic characteristics of households, local conditions, and public programmes are associated with the probability that a farm household in rural Malawi is food insecure. The statistical...
Published in Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 2013
Andersson, J.A.; D’Souza, S.
This literature review of Conservation Agriculture (CA) adoption among smallholder farmers in southern Africa (Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe) analyses the historical background of the upsurge in CA promotion,...
Published in Food Policy 37 (5): 504-510, 2012
Rodney Lunduka, Monica Fisher and Sieglinde Snapp
This study uses new data from a household survey (n = 179) in Mulanje District, Malawi to examine whether the observed adoptionplateaus for modernmaizevarieties in Malawi partly reflect farmerinterest...
Published in African Journal of Biotechnology 11(3): 561-569, 2012
V. H Kabambe, A. D. C. Chilimba, A. Ngwira, M. Mbawe, G. Kambauwaand P. Mapfumo
Soil acidity is a serious constraint in crop production in some parts of Malawi, particularly in high rainfall and high altitude areas. A learning platform...