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Title Malawi's Green Revolution: Seeking Sustainability 1998-2015. Part 9.
Imprint [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.

Subject Anthropology
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 5 minutes)
Time Playing time: 5 min.
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Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 2011.
Summary Responding to recurrent food crises, by 1998 scientists in Malawi had developed and field-tested new maize varieties and crop combinations that promised Malawi a "Green Revolution." However, with farmers too poor to purchase seed and fertilizer, how to empower Malawi's farmers with this new technology? The answer came in a dramatic response to a food crisis in 1998 when donors and government distributed small Starter Packs of the new seed, fertilizer, and nitrogen fixing legumes to all smallholder farmers in Malawi - 2.8 million households. Production soared, and by the end of year 2, Malawi had a large maize surplus. Judging Starter Pack's annual. 5 million cost unsustainable, donors forced a change in concept from spreading the new technology to all farmers to providing a social safety net: lower productivity seed and less fertilizer in the pack, and packs only for Malawi's neediest. This change placed Malawi's Green Revolution on hold, and production fell towards traditional levels, so that by 2005, Malawi again was in desperate food crisis. Over the objections of donors, the Government responded to the crisis by providing vouchers to all farmers allowing them to buy at a sharp discount two bags of fertilizer and improved seed. At a cost of about
Note In English.
Publisher # 1107576 Kanopy
OCLC # 957207049