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Creating Peace in an Armed Society: Karamoja, Uganda, 1996

Published: Mar 28th, 2014

by Michael D. Quam, University of illinois at Springfield Introduction to Karamoja Located in the northeastern part of Uganda, Karamoja is a 27,200 square kilometer area of semi-arid savannah, bush… Read More

Is Fertilizer a Public or Private Good in Africa? An Opinion Piece

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Christina H. Gladwin, Alan Randall, Andrew Schmitz, and G. Edward Schuh Traditionally, fertilizer has been treated by economists as a private, not public, good [1]. Soil scientist Pedro Sanchez and researchers… Read More

Gender-Sensitive LP Models in Soil Fertility Research for Smallholder Farmers: Reaching De Jure Female Headed Households in Zimbabwe

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Maxwell Mudhara, Peter. E. Hildebrand, and Christina. H. Gladwin Introduction Zimbabwe faces a challenge in meeting food requirements of its 12 million people. The population is growing at three percent… Read More

Modeling AgroForestry Adoption and Household Decision Making in Malawi

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Paul H. Thangata, Peter .E. Hildebrand, and Christina H. Gladwin Abstract Low resource farmers make decisions about adopting new technologies as part of the overall strategy for ensuring subsistence and… Read More

Vouchers versus Grants of Inputs: Evidence from Malawi’s Starter Pack Program

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Amy E. Gough, Christina H. Gladwin, and Peter E. Hildebrand Abstract The majority of Malawi’s smallholders use low purchased-input technologies and as a result, produce low yields; 40 to 60… Read More

The Effect of Cash Cropping, Credit, and Household Composition on Household Food Security in Southern Malawi

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Andrea S. Anderson Abstract Diversifying household activiies is essential to household food security in Southern Malawi.  Farms are extremely small; many farms are less than half a hectare.  With… Read More

Diminishing Choices: Gender, Small Bags of Fertilizer, and Household Food Security Decisions in Malawi

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Robert P. Uttaro Abstract This paper examines two decisions farmers in southern Malawi make every planting season: whether or not to acquire increasingly expensive chemical fertilizers and whether or… Read More

Gender and Soil Fertility Management in Mbale District, Southeastern Uganda

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Abe Goldman and Kathleen Heldenbrand Introduction This paper explores gender-related aspects of agriculture and agricultural change in a densely populated, high potential area in eastern Uganda, particularly in relation… Read More

Globalizing Land and Food in Zimbabwe: Implications for Southern Africa

Published: Mar 14th, 2014

by Carol Thompson Abstract For political and economic crises as severe as Zimbabwe, domestic causes are central, but the conflict in Zimbabwe is not simply internal; it is regional and… Read More