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dc.contributor.authorChirwa, Ephraim W.
dc.contributor.authorMatita, Mirriam
dc.contributor.authorDorward, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-05T12:04:31Z
dc.date.available2013-02-05T12:04:31Z
dc.date.issued2011-12
dc.identifier.citationChirwa, Ephraim W. et al (2011) Factors Influencing Access to Agricultural Input Subsidy Coupons in Malawi, FAC Working Paper 27, Brighton: Future Agricultures Consortiumen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/2319
dc.description.abstractSince the 2005/06 agricultural season, the government of Malawi has been implementing a targeted agricultural input subsidy programme through the provision of fertilizers and maize seeds to smallholder farmers at subsidized prices. This paper analyses the factors that influence access to agricultural input subsidies in Malawi. The results show that vulnerable households such as the poor and elderly-headed are less likely to receive fertilizer coupons and receive less of the subsidized fertilizers. Households with larger parcels of land and those who sell part of their produce (commercialized) are more likely to receive coupons and also tend to acquire more fertilizers. Use of open meetings in the allocation of coupons tends to favour the poor and the poor receive more fertilizer compared with other alternative ways of allocating coupons. We also find a positive relation between participation in other social safety nets and access to subsidized fertilizer coupons, suggesting that households with multiple access to different types of social protection programmes are not excluded from the input subsidy programme by virtue of benefiting from other social protection programmes.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipDfIDen_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherFuture Agricultures Consortiumen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFAC Working Paper;27
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectAgricultureen_GB
dc.subjectPovertyen_GB
dc.subjectSocial Protectionen_GB
dc.titleFactors Influencing Access to Agricultural Input Subsidy Coupons in Malawien_GB
dc.typeSeries paper (IDS)en_GB
dc.identifier.externalurihttp://www.future-agricultures.org/publications/research-and-analysis/working-papersen_GB


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