It has been a while since I updated this blog, my apologies for that. A lot of things have happened since. I am almost done with my thesis research, and will post a summary of the findings on the blog very soon. My research attempted to measure the impacts of the 2008/9 Malawi Input Subsidy Program on the use of chemical fertilizers by smallholder farmers, land allocation among different crops, and forest clearing for agricultural expansion. I am pretty excited with the story that’s unfolding.

If all goes well, I will be back in Malawi towards the end of July to pick up a temporary job at IFPRI in Lilongwe. In the interim, I have a thesis defense to worry about that’s coming up in a few days’ time. Once that is out of the way, I will be back to my old blogging self. Thanks for the patience!