Mississippi State University
Coatney, Kalyn T.
Tack, Jesse B.
Barnett, Barry J.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Agricultural Economics
The study revealed that the subsidy programs implemented in Malawi over the years have exposed many farmers to the advantages of using improved farm inputs. Almost 86 percent of the participants had a chance to grow hybrids in their farming career and out of that number 89 percent continues to grow them on a yearly basis and 76 percent indicated that hybrids have turned out to be their preferred variety. It has also revealed that complete removal of subsidy will result in the demand for inputs from subsidy eligible farmers to be removed from the market. This is based on the fact that only 5 percent of the participants were willing to pay for the improved input packages at market prevailing price.
Chimbalanga, Yohane Kabichi, "Adoption of Agricultural Technologies in Malawi in Absence of Subsidies: A Case of Hybrid Maize Technology" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 395.