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Can agricultural input subsidies reduce the gender gap in modern maize adoption? Evidence from Malawi [Electronic Resource]

By: Fisher, M.
Contributor(s): Kandiwa, V [coaut.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticlePublisher: 2014ISSN: No (Revista en electrónico); 0306-9192.Subject(s): Agricultural input subsidies | Gender | Farm Inputs | Subsidies | Technology | Maize | technology adoption | Africa | Malawi AGROVOCOnline resources: Click here to access online In: Food Policy v. 45, p. 101-111Summary: Nationally representative data for Malawi were used to measure the gender gap in adoption of modern maize and to investigate how, if at all, Malawi?s Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) has impacted the gap. Regression results show the probability of adopting modern maize was 12% lower for wives in male-headed households, and 11% lower for female household heads, than for male farmers. Receipt of subsidized input coupons had no discernible effect on modern maize adoption for male farmers. Receiving a subsidy for both seed and fertilizer increased the probability of modern maize cultivation by 222% for female household heads, suggesting the FISP has likely reduced the gender gap in adoption of modern maize in Malawi.Collection: CIMMYT Staff Publications Collection
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Nationally representative data for Malawi were used to measure the gender gap in adoption of modern maize and to investigate how, if at all, Malawi?s Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) has impacted the gap. Regression results show the probability of adopting modern maize was 12% lower for wives in male-headed households, and 11% lower for female household heads, than for male farmers. Receipt of subsidized input coupons had no discernible effect on modern maize adoption for male farmers. Receiving a subsidy for both seed and fertilizer increased the probability of modern maize cultivation by 222% for female household heads, suggesting the FISP has likely reduced the gender gap in adoption of modern maize in Malawi.

Maize CRP FP1 - Sustainable intensification of maize-based farming systems

Socioeconomics Program

English

Elsevier|CIMMYT Informa No. 1878

INT3350|INT3354

CIMMYT Staff Publications Collection

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