Measuring the Impacts of Malawi ’ s Farm Input Subsidy Program

  title={Measuring the Impacts of Malawi ’ s Farm Input Subsidy Program},
  author={Christopher Chibwana and Monica G. Fisher and Charles B. L. Jumbe and William A Masters and Gerald Shively},
We measure the impacts of Malawi’s 2009 Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) on fertilizer use and maize yields in central and southern Malawi. Using three rounds of panel data and instrumental variables regression strategies to control for endogenous selection into the subsidy program we find positive and statistically significant correlations between participation in the FISP and fertilizer use intensity. Fertilizer use is found to be higher among households that plant improved maize varieties… CONTINUE READING