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The Organizational Structures for Community-Based Natural Resources Management in Southern Africa

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Bruce Campbell and Sheona Shackleton Abstract Throughout Southern Africa there has been a move to decentralize natural resource management (NRM). Decentralization has taken many forms, resulting in different organizational… Read More

The State and Development in Southern Africa: A Comparative Analysis of Botswana and Mauritius with Angola, Malawi and Zambia

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Osei Hwedi Introduction African countries inherited economies that are backward, skewed and underdeveloped as a result of Western colonial rule. Since independence, African states have embarked on the transformation… 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

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

AgroForestry Innovations in Africa: Can They Improve Soil Fertility on Women Farmers’ Fields?

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Christina H. Gladwin, Jennifer S. Peterson, and Robert Uttaro Abstract Most observers agree that the verdict is still out for agroforestry innovations known as improved fallows, which may take a… Read More

Gender Analysis of a Nationwide Cropping System Trial Survey in Malawi

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Robert A. Gilbert, Webster D. Sakala, and Todd D. Benson Abstract The majority of farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are female, yet women often have limited access to extension information… 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