Working Paper 12: Strengthening storage, credit, and food security linkages: The role and potential impact of warehouse receipt systems in Malawi

This study considers the extent to which smallholder farmers, including those who do not necessarily produce a surplus for the market, might benefit from participating in warehouse receipt systems (WRS) in terms of improved income and food security. We consider three potential channels: efficient food markets; reduced post-harvest losses; and access to credit. Firstly, we find that WRS, through its >> Read more