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Spatially targeting the distribution of agricultural input stockists in Malawi

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  • Farrow, Andrew
  • Risinamhodzi, Kumbirai
  • Zingore, Shamie
  • Delve, Robert J.

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Developing the rural agricultural input markets in sub-Saharan Africa can improve the current low productivity of smallholder farmers. Malawi has seen significant efforts in addressing the availability of agricultural inputs at village level in the last few years; for example, the improvement of rural agro-dealer networks. Nevertheless inputs are still difficult to obtain for many remote smallholder farmers. Spatial analysis can help in the expansion of input stockists, especially agro-dealer networks, by assessing the coverage of existing input outlets and deriving optimum locations for village-level input stockists.

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  • Farrow, Andrew & Risinamhodzi, Kumbirai & Zingore, Shamie & Delve, Robert J., 2011. "Spatially targeting the distribution of agricultural input stockists in Malawi," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 104(9), pages 694-702.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:agisys:v:104:y:2011:i:9:p:694-702 DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2011.07.003
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