MwAPATA Researchers Contribute to Major International Publications
Dr. Makaiko Khonje (L) and Mr. Lemekezani Chilora (R) are amongst the authors of two new international publications.
MwAPATA researchers have recently been responsible for two new peer-reviewed contributions to major international publications.
In "The Codependence Between Nutrition, Resilience, and Sustainable Food Systems", MwAPATA Researchers Khonje and Burke (with co-authors Fregene and Toda of the African Development Bank) is Chapter 6 to the 2021 African Agricultural Status Report, published by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. This meta-analysis examines the relationship between nutrition and resilience in the agricultural sector, concluding one seldom exists without the other. The recommendations emphasize the importance of research, development and extension, and consider potential role of food and production subsidies for nutritious food.
In "Trends in Tobacco Production and Prices in Malawi", MwAPATA Researchers Wineman, Chilora and Jayne present findings on farm-gate prices for tobacco, which have declined in recent years relative to the prices of maize or fertilizer. They also show the share of the export price received by farmers has declined over time. Likely as a result, they find, a transition away from tobacco - often noted as an important policy objective in Malawi - has already occurred. They discuss the implications of their findings in this contribution to Nicotine & Tobacco Research.