Recent Highlights: 

Snapp, S.S., P. Grabowski, R. Chikowo, A. Smith, E. Anders, D. Sirrine, V. Chimonyo and M. Bekunda. 2018. Maize yield and profitability tradeoffs with social, human and environmental performance: Is sustainable intensification feasible? Agricultural Systems: Manuscript in press.

Snapp, S., P. Rogé, P. Okori, R. Chikowo, B. Peter, and J. Messina.  2018.  Perennial Grains for Africa: Possibility or Pipedream? Experimental Agriculture: Open Access.

Lunduka, R., S. Snapp, and T.S. Jayne. 2017. Demand-led and supply-led extension approaches to support sustainable intensification in Malawi (download PDF).

Messina, J.P, B.G. Peter, and S.S. Snapp.  2017.  Re-evaluating the Malawian Farm Input Subsidy Programme.  Nature Plants 3. doi: 10.1038/nplants.2017.13.

Mungai, L., S. Snapp, J.P. Messina, R. Chikowo, A. Smith, E. Anders, R.B. Richardson, and G. Li.  2017.  Smallholder farms and the potential for Sustainable Intensification.  Frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01720

Rogé, P., S.S. Snapp, M.K. Kakwera, L. Mungai, I. Jambo and B. Peter. Opportunities for perennial food crops in Malawi: A review. Agronomy and Sustainable Development, In press. Download Manuscript Draft PDF

Waldman, K.B., D.L. Ortega, R.B. Richardson, and S.S. Snapp.  2017.  Estimating demand for perennial pigeon pea in Malawi using choice experiments.  Ecological Economics 131: 222-230.  doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2016.09.006

Hockett, M. and R. B. Richardson. 2016. Examining the Drivers of Agricultural Experimentation Among Smallholder Farmers in Malawi. In press, Experimental Agriculture. doi: 10.1017/S0014479716000673Read more

Short Publications, Infographics, and Extension Bulletins:

Adaptability of double up legume system on contrasting Malawian farms (online)
Doubled-up legume technology in Malawi (online)
FAO profile of our research on doubled up legumes and land productivity in Malawi (online)
Groundnut production in Malawi (online)
Soyabean – a versatile grain legume for smallholder farmers in Malawi (online)
Sustainable intensification in Malawi (online– use link on left side of page to download infographic)

Book Chapters:

Chikowo, R., S. Zingore, J. Nyamangara, M. Bekunda, J. Messina, and S. Snapp. 2014.  Approaches to reinforce crop productivity under rain-fed conditions in sub-humid environments in Sub Saharan Africa. In: L. Rattan, B.R. Singh, D.L. Mwaseba, D. Kraybill, D.O. Hansen, and L.O. Eik (Eds.), Sustainable Intensification to Advance Food Security and Enhance Climate Resilience in Africa, pp 235-253.  Springer, Switzerland. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-09360-4_12 

Wellard, K., D. Kambewa, and S. Snapp.  2012.  Farmers on the frontline: adaptation and change in Malawi. In: Castro, A.P., D. Taylor, and D.W. Brokensha (Eds.), Climate Change and Threatened Communities Vulnerability, Capacity, and Action pp.41-56. Practical Action Publishing Ltd, England.  doi: Read more

Technical Papers, Policy Papers and Conference Proceedings:

Lunduka, R., S. Snapp, and T.S. Jayne. 2017. Demand-led and supply-led extension approaches to support sustainable intensification in Malawi (download PDF). USAID Policy Synthesis #160.

Waddington, S.R., Zingore, S., Chikowo, R., Wairegi, L. and Snapp, S. 2015. Integrated fertilizer policy guide for Maize–Legume cropping systems in Malawi. Ibadan, Nigeria: IITA.


Messina, J., U. Adhikari, J. Carroll, R. Chikowo, M. DeVisser, L. Dodge, P. Fan, S. Langley, S. Lin, N. Me-nsope, N. Moore, S. Murray, S. Nawyn, A. Nejadhashemi, J. Olson, A. Smith, and S. Snapp. 2014. Population Growth, Climate Change and Pressure on the Land– Eastern and Southern Africa. 99 pp. ISBN 978-0-9903005-0-2

Pound, B., S. Snapp, C. McDougall, and A. Braun. 2013. Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods: Uniting Science and Participation. Taylor and Francis. DOI: 10.4324/9781849771894Read more

Journal Articles:

Li, G., J.P. Messina, B.G. Peter, and S. Snapp.  2017.  Mapping land suitability for agriculture in Malawi.Land Degrad. Developdoi: 10.1002/ldr.2723.

Rogé, P., S. Snapp, M.N. Kakwera, L. Mungai, I. Jambo, and B. Peter.  2016.  Ratooning and perennial staple crops in Malawi. A review.  Agron. Sustain. Dev. 36: 50. doi: 10.1007/s13593-016-0384-8

Smith, A., S. Snapp, R. Chikowo, P. Thorne, M. Bekunda, and J. Glover.  2016.  Measuring sustainable intensification in smallholder agroecosystems: A review.  Global Food Security.

Peterson, B., and S. Snapp.  2015.  What is sustainable intensification?  Views from the experts.  Land Use Policy.  Read more