Bunda Grant Scheme

Lizulu market (Source: Aberman/IFPRI 2014)

Lizulu market (Source: Aberman/IFPRI 2014)

The Bunda Grant Scheme is a mentorship program wherein IFPRI researchers support promising young master’s students at Bunda College (LUANAR) to refine and publish their research. IFPRI researchers provide technical input on their research and a forum in which they can present and receive practical feedback from prominent practitioners in government and development agencies. Students are also supported to submit their papers for publication in the MaSSP Working Paper series.

See the list of selected participants for 2014 and their research topics below, as well as recent publications from 2013 participants.

2014 Bunda Grant Scheme Participants

  • Taonga Banda, “Determinant of household resilience to dry spells and drought in Malawi: A case of Salima District”
  • Arthur Ngwende, “Small holder farmers’ incentives for adoption and disadoption of conservation agriculture”
  • Abel Shaba, “The role of transaction costs in contract farming in smallholder agriculture: Evidence from tobacco contract farming in Kasungu District”

Publications from 2013 Participants