The 2012 RUFORUM Biennial Conference is the third in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. The third Biennial Conference was attended by 657 participants. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Cross Cutting Fields.
Viability and Welfare Implications of Project Supported Small and Medium Agribusiness Enterprises in Malawi
The study intends to determine the viability of group based enterprises that have accessed microfinance services in Malawi. In addition, the study is also tracing the impact of such accessibility on the welfare of individual members of the targeted business groups. The financing constraints approach will be used in this study. The study will be conducted in selected districts in the Central and Southern regions of Malawi.
L’étude vise à déterminer la viabilité des entreprises basées sur un consortium qui ont accédé aux services de microfinance au Malawi. En outre, l’étude esquisse également l’impact d’une pareille accessibilité sur le bien-être des membres individuels des groupes d’entreprises ciblés. L’approche de contraintes de financement sera utilisée dans cette étude. L’étude sera menée dans les districts sélectionnés dans les régions centrales et australes du Malawi.
Extended Abstract for Cross Cutting Fields
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