How does population density influence agricultural intensification and productivity? Evidence from Malawi

@inproceedings{RickerGilbert2014HowDP,
  title={How does population density influence agricultural intensification and productivity? Evidence from Malawi},
  author={Jacob Ricker-Gilbert and Charles B. L. Jumbe and Jordan Chamberlin},
  year={2014}
}
This article uses nationally representative household-level panel data from Malawi to estimate how rural population density impacts agricultural intensification and household well-being. We find that areas of higher population density are associated with smaller farm sizes, lower real agricultural wage rates, and higher real maize prices. Any input intensification that occurs seems to be going to increasing maize yields, as we find no evidence that increases in population density enable farmers… CONTINUE READING

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