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Agricultural input subsidies: the recent Malawi experience

Date
Time (GMT +01) 19:00 21:00
Speakers:
Professor Andrew Dorward
, Professor of Development Economics, SOAS
His Excellency Bernard Sande
, Malawi High Commissioner
Dr Zoltan Tiba
, Oxford Policy Management
Dr Steve Wiggins
, Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Dr Christone Nyondo
, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Malawi.

Chair:
Professor Thandika Mkandawire, Professor of African Development, Department of International Development, LSE

Description

This event will consider the experience of the 2005/6 Malawi Government national programme subsidising agricultural inputs (mainly fertilisers and seeds for maize production). The programme has attracted considerable controversy, seen by some as making a major ground-breaking contribution in addressing chronic food security problems in the country, but attracting criticism from others as an expensive programme consuming scarce government resources with limited benefit.
Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), London