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Published on March 23, 2020 Updated on July 28, 2020
Drying maize flour in Malawi
Drying maize flour in Malawi

on the March 9, 2020

Research stay - 9-13 March, 2020

Martin Limbikani Mwale (Stellenbosch University) and Tony Kamninga Mwenda (University of Malawi) were on a research stay at CERDI in the framework of the PEP program. The COVID crisis shortened their visit that was supposed to last three weeks.

PEP is an international non-profit organization that links researchers globally to improve local capacity for policy analysis in developing countries. It is currently supporting research programs in 64 developing countries.

Francesca Marchetta is currently working on the program "The unintended consequences of the Malawi Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP): Women's entrepreneurship and financial inclusion" in collaboration with researchers from the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa), the University of Malawi and the Monitoring and Evaluation Division of the Ministry of Finance Economic Planning and Development of Malawi.

Martin Limbikani Mwale and Tony Kamninga Mwenda are analyzing the unintended effects of the Malawi Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP) program on woman entrepreneurship and financial inclusion. This program aims to help farmers purchase outputs to improve productivity and guarantee food security.

During their study visit, Martin and Tony gave a research seminar and had the opportunity to exchange with CERDI’s members.

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Francesca's projects : (education, labour market, demography and climate)