The analysis of agricultural policies in Malawi: The maize political economy

The choices of the maize policies are political decisions made by elected officials in the political arena, yet it affects the overall maize industry. This study will model how decision are made in the political arena and how such decisions are affected by changes in political and macro-economic variables. Such knowledge would enable prediction of future direction of policy and assist researchers to come up with policy options that have a high chance of adoption within the political cycles. Potential entry points for research evidence into the policy process will also be identified.
Le choix des politiques de maïs sont des décisions politiques prises par les officiels élus dans l’arène politique, mais il affecte toute l’industrie du maïs. Cette étude permettra de modéliser la façon dont la décision est prise dans l’arène politique et comment ces décisions sont touchées par les changements dans les variables politiques et macro-économiques. Une telle connaissance permettrait la prédiction de l’orientation future de la politique et aider les chercheurs à proposer des options politiques qui ont une grande chance d’adoption au sein des cycles politiques. Les points d’entrée possibles pour les données de recherche dans le processus politique seront également identifiés.
The maize political economy
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Southern Africa
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About the RUFORUM 2010 Biennal Conference
"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second 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 stakeholders 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. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Information Systems