Collective action and reaction: Market-based groundnutdevelopment in Malawi (ICRISAT Eastern and Southern Africa 2011 Highlights) uri icon


  • Malawian folklore says that if you steal anotherfarmer?s crop, your feet will freeze in his fi elds. Youwould have to wait there for all to know of yourmisdeed until your kinsmen came to free you bypaying some form of compensation. It may havebeen as a result of stories such as these, or maybeit is because Malawians are by nature honestand friendly, but it used to be rare for crops tobe stolen in this country ? until this year whennewspapers have started reporting stories ofthieves reaping harvests that they did not sow

publication date

  • 2012