Policy Note 7: Could Low Adoption of Modern Maize Varieties in Malawi be explained by Farmers’ Interest in Diverse Seed Characteristics?

Food security in Malawi depends on production of enough maize, the country’s staple crop. In Malawi, more than 90 percent of farm households grow maize and this grain accounts for 60 percent of total calorie consumption. As opportunities for land-extensive agricultural growth are reduced, use of modern maize production technologies has become essential for producing >> Read more