Input subsidies and demand for improved maize: Relative prices and household heterogeneity matter!

Preprint OPEN
Holden, Stein (2013)
  • Subject: Improved maize varieties; input subsidies; impact on seed demand; land scarcity; intensification; cash constraints; household welfare
    • jel: jel:Q12 | jel:Q18 | jel:Q16

This study uses simple non-separable farm household models calibrated to household, market, farming and policy context conditions in Central and Southern Malawi. The models are used to simulate how household characteristics, design and access to input subsidies affect t... View more
  • References (16)
    16 references, page 1 of 2

    Alene, A. D., A. Menkir, S.O. Ajala, B. Badu-Apraku, A. S. Olanrewaju, V. M. Manyong, and A. Ndiaye, 2009. “The Economic and Poverty Impacts of Maize Research in West and Central Africa.” Agricultural Economics 40(5): 535-550.

    Alwang, J., and Siegel, P. B. (1999). Labor shortages on small landholdings in Malawi: Implications for policy reforms. World Development 27(8): 1461-1475.

    Alwang, J., and Siegel, P. B. (2003). Measuring the impacts of agricultural research on poverty reduction. Agricultural Economics 29(1): 1-14.

    Chibwana, C., Fisher, M., Masters, W., & Shively, G. (2011). Measuring the impacts of Malawi's farm input subsidy program. Unpublished Manuscript. West Lafayette, IN: Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University.

    de Janvry, A., Fafchamps, M. and Sadoulet, E., 1991. Peasant Household Behaviour with Missing Markets: Some Paradoxes Explained. The Economic Journal 101: 1400-1417.

    de Janvry, A. and E. Sadoulet. 2001. “World Poverty and the Role of Agricultural Technology: Direct and Indirect Effects.” Journal of Development Studies 38(4): 1-26.

    Dorward, A. R. (2002). A Typology of Malawian Rural Households. Working Paper: Institutions and Economic Policies for Pro-Poor Agricultural Growth, July 2002. Imperial College, London; Wye Campus.

    Dorward, A. R. (2003). Modelling poor farm-household livelihoods in Malawi: lessons for propoor policy. Wye, Ashford, UK, Centre for Development and Poverty Reduction, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Imperial College London.

    Dorward, A., & Chirwa, E. (2011). The Malawi agricultural input subsidy programme: 2005/06 to 2008/09. International journal of agricultural sustainability 9(1): 232-247.

    Holden, S. T. (1993a). Peasant household modelling: Farming systems evolution and sustainability in northern Zambia. Agricultural Economics 9: 241-267.

  • Metrics
    No metrics available
Share - Bookmark