Famine Early Warning System Network‘s (FEWSNET) recent commodity price bulletins for Malawi and Mozambique can be found here and here. I believe agricultural students, Policy makers and analysts may find these bulletins very useful.
The International Food Policy Research Institute-Malawi Strategy Support Program has released a policy note on food security and maize markets in Malawi. Although the note discusses the specific case of Malawi, I believe it has implications for all developing countries where food price volatility and its resultant impacts on food security is a policy issue. Here is the policy note’s short abstract Continue reading The Unintended Effects of Food Security Policies: Managing Maize Markets in Malawi
Here is a link to a video on Food Security outlook for Southern Africa up to December by FEWSNET.
This video captures information from the print version of the reports and highlights current and projected outcomes in countries or regions of concern.
Traditionally, most agriculturists conducting agricultural technology adoption research use a very “loose definition” for a technology “adopter”. Generally, they define a technology adopter as anyone who reports that he is practicing a technology of the researchers’ interest at any level or scale. There are many problems that arise from defining a technology adopter this loosely; however in this article I will only highlight one. Continue reading A Critical look at Agricultural Technology Adoption: Definitional Issues