Smallholder Risk Management Solutions (SRMS) in Malawi and Ethiopia: Risk Management Scoping Study Alastair

This report synthesises information on pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) in Malawi and teff (Eragrostis tef) in Ethiopia to justify their selection as entry points for action research on smallholder risk management. The choice of crops was based on five criteria: (1) their potential for scaling-out at national level; (2) their potential to reduce risk; (3) their market potential; (4) their potential to increase both household food security and cash income; and (5) their relevance for poorer smallholders and women. Mulanje district in southern Malawi and Wollo South zone in the Amhara region were selected as project areas. The choice of these areas was based on their relevance for the crops in question, accessibility, and synergy with ongoing, complementary projects.