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The role of Agricultural Information in Poverty Monitoring in Malawi
5. Weaknesses in Data Collection and Dissemination

While coverage and relevance of the data has been satisfactory, a number of weaknesses have been identified as follows:

  • Inadequate or lack of coordination in the planning, design, and implementation of agricultural data collection, analysis and dissemination

  • Weakness in the methodologies used

  • Inadequate supervision in of data collection.

  • Inexistence of mechanisms for wider dissemination of agricultural information

  • Lack of appreciation of the importance of management information and data by managers

  • Over-reliance on the use of traditional statistical methods of data collection as opposed to participatory approaches

  • Inadequate budgetary resources
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