Gender and social differentiation in the context of agricultural commercialisation in Malawi
June 21, 2021

This blog summarises the findings of APRA Working Paper 58, observing agricultural commercialisation in Malawi and how it differs among various gender and social groups. This study found that female-headed and poorer households are at a disadvantage compared to their male-headed and wealthier counterparts due to differential access to resources and control over decision-making. The following blog provides a deeper look into this reality, and assesses the impact of gender and wealth on several aspects of commercialisation.


APRA researcher questions Malawi’s approach on poverty reduction
November 16, 2020

Following two widely-circulated media stories on a hard-hitting policy brief on agribusiness investment, and a report on how COVID-19 is affecting food systems and rural livelihoods, the Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA) Malawi team have engaged with the press on their research activities once again. APRA researcher and member of Economics Association of Malawi,… Read more »


For more detailed information about our research in Malawi, download our country brochure. APRA is working in Malawi to conduct quantitative and qualitative research to:

  • Examine the livelihood trajectories of households participating in groundnut commercialisation through medium to long-term longitudinal studies;
  • Assess key policy issues associated with changing patterns of agricultural commercialisation through an analysis of incentives for business investment in agricultural commercialisation and implications for policy.

Contact Person: Mirriam Matita- Groundnut Commercialisation | mirriammatita@gmail.com