Fact Sheet Malawi Study

 

FOOD SECURITY IN AFRICA (FSA) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT

 

between

 

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

and

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

 

(In-country time period: November 1989 - November 1991)

 

 

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       Downloadable Documents

 

o   UZ/MSU Food Security Research in Southern Africa Project Downloadable annual Conference Reports. 1987 -1991.

o   Click here to view all downloadable documents from this project at the USAID/Dec Archive

 

1. Cooperating Institutions:

 

Center For Social Research (CSR) University of Malawi, Zomba

Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Zimbabwe

USAID/Southern Africa Regional Program, Harare

Department of Agricultural Economics, MSU

 

2. Researchers Involved:

 

Louis A. H. Msukwa, Director of CSR and Study Coordinator

Dr. Wycliffe Chilowa, CSR and Drs. Benson Kandoole, Ben Kaluwa and E. Silumba, Economics Department of Chancellor College

Naomi Ngwira, CSR staff member and Ph.D. candidate, MSU Agricultural Economics Department

 

 

 

3. Objective of the Research:

 

Assess the effect of the 1987 General Purposes Act that legalizes private traders on household income and food security. Also to assess the response of private traders to the new policy, and to better understand constraints facing private traders.

 

4. Research Approach:

 

Primary data collected on household and trader level behavior in 3 regions of Malawi, with emphasis on participants operating in both deficit and surplus producing areas within each region.

 

Price data systematically collected in a sample of rural markets in these study regions, and analyzed along with price data from the NSO on urban market performance.

 

Study will cover the period March 1990 to May 1991.

 

5A. Outputs: Working Papers

 

Kaluwa, Ben M. and Benson F. Kandoole "Impact of Market Liberalization on Household Food Security in Rural Malawi." In Godfrey Mudimu and Richard H. Bernsten, eds. 1989. "Household and National Food Security in Southern Africa." Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Conference on Food Secuity Research in Southern Africa, October 31 - November 3, 1988. University of Zimbabwe/Michigan State University Food Security Research Project, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Harare.

 

Kandoole, B., B. Kaluwa and S. Buccola "Market Liberalization and Food Security in Malawi." In Mandivamba Rukuni and Richard H. Bernsten, eds. 1988. "Southern Africa: Food Security Policy Options." Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference on Food Security Research in Southern Africa. 1-5 Novembers, 1988. University of Zimbabwe/Michigan State University Food Security Research Project, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Harare.

 

Kandoole, Benson F., Ben Kaluwa and Paul Heisey. "Improving Household Food Security: Interaction Between Technology, Marketing and Trade." In Mandivamba Rukuni, Godfrey Mudimu and Thomas S. Jayne, eds. 1990. "Food Security Policies in the SADCC Region." Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Conference on Food Security Research in Southern Africa, October 16-18, 1989. University of Zimbabwe/Michigan State University Food Security Research in Southern Africa Project, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Zimbabwe, Harare.

 

Kaluwa, Ben and Wycliffe Chilowa. 1990. "Malawi: Food Marketing Liberalisation and Household Food Security: Preliminary Results from Baseline Surveys." In Rukuni and Wyckoff (eds) Market Reforms, Research Policies and SADCC Food Security, University of Zimbabwe, Michigan State University Food Security Project. Department of Agricultural Economics, Harare.

 

Kandoole, Benson. 1990. "Household Food Security and Market Liberalisation in Blantyre Agricultural Development Districts." In Rukuni and Wyckoff (eds) Market Reforms, Research Policies and SADCC Food Security, University of Zimbabwe, Michigan State University Food Security Project. Department of Agricultural Economics, Harare.

 

Kandoole, B.F. and L.A.H. Msukwa. 1991. "Household Food and Income Security Under Market Liberalisation: Experience from Malawi." In Wyckoff and Rukuni (eds) Food Security Research in Southern Africa: Policy Implications, University of Zimbabwe, Michigan State University Food Security Project. Department of Agricultural Economics, Harare.

 

Silumbu, E.B.D. 1991. "Changing Marketing Environment, Emerging Pricing Issues and Policy in Malawi." In Wyckoff and Rukuni (eds) Food Security Research in Southern Africa: Policy Implications, University of Zimbabwe, Michigan State University Food Security Project. Department of Agricultural Economics, Harare.

 

5B. Outputs: Thesis and Related Papers

 

 

5C. Outputs: Seminars/Conferences

 

Results were presented at selected policy workshops to be organized by the CSR.

 

Selected results submitted to the Food Security and Nutrition Bulletin, of the Office of the President and Cabinet.

 

Selected results reported in the Annual UZ/MSU/SADCC Food Secuirty Workshops listed below.

 

 

Rukuni, M. and C.K. Eicher (eds.) 1986. Food Security for Southern Africa. Proceedings of the Second Annual Conference on Food Security Research in Southern Africa, November 9-13. UZ/MSU Food Security Project, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Zimbabwe, Harare (18 papers).

 

Rukuni, M. and R.H. Bernsten (eds.) 1987. Southern Africa: Food Security Policy Options. Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference on Food Security Research in Southern Africa, November 1-5. UZ/MSU Food Security Project, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Zimbabwe, Harare (26 papers).

 

Mudimu, G.D, and R.H. Bernsten (eds.) 1988. Household and National Food Security in Southern Africa. Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Conference on Food Security Research in Southern Africa, October 31-November 3. UZ/MSU Food Security Project, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Zimbabwe, Harare (28 papers).

 

Rukuni, Mandi, G. Mudimu and T.S. Jayne (eds). Food Security Policies in the SADCC Region. Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Conference on Food Security Research in Southern Africa, October 1989, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, 1990.

 

Rukuni, M., and J.B. Wyckoff (eds). "Market Reforms, Research Policies and SADCC Food Security." Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference of Food Security Research in Southern Africa, November 12-14, 1990. UZ/MSU Food Security Project, Departement of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Zimbabwe, Harare.

 

Wyckoff, J.B., and M. Rukuni (eds). "Food Security Research in Southern Africa: Policy Implications." Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Conference of Food Security Research in Southern Africa, October 28-30, 1991. UZ/MSU Food Security Project, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Zimbabwe, Harare.