Assessing the contribution of the dairy sector to economic growth and food security in Malawi

Dr Cesar Luis Jorge Revoredo-Giha, Scotland's Rural College

Start date: 01 June 2012   |   End date: 31 May 2015

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    Fractured supply chains have been identified as a barrier to growth for the agricultural sector, in particular in Africa. Dairy is a key investment sector in Malawi, however domestic production response is unimpressive: a large part of the population are unable to access nutritious and safe dairy products, despite donors such as USA, Japan and Belgium focusing development aid on his sector.

    The project aims to boost the potential contribution of the dairy sector to aid economic growth and food security. Research will consist of assessing operations, identifying problems and proposing solutions, and integrating the different results into a model that will replicate the impact of different policy alternatives. The project is multidisciplinary and builds on the existing academic link between Scotland's Rural College and Bunda College of Agriculture in Malawi.