Up in Smoke ? : Agricultural Commercialization , Rising Food Prices and Stunting in Malawi

  title={Up in Smoke ? : Agricultural Commercialization , Rising Food Prices and Stunting in Malawi},
  author={Benjamin R. Wood and Carl W Nelson and Talip Kilic and Siobhan Murray},
Diversification into high-value cash crops among smallholders has been propagated as a strategy to improve welfare in rural areas. However, the extent to which cash crop production spurs projected gains remains an under-researched question, especially in the context of market imperfections leading to non-separable production and consumption decisions, and price shocks to staple crops that might be displaced on the farm by cash crops. Our study is a recent contribution to the long-standing… CONTINUE READING
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