Cyprian Kambili

  • Lecturer , Faculty of Law, University of Malawi
  • University of Kent, PhD Law


The PhD asks why there is limited participation of smallholder farmers in agricultural commodity exchanges. This is important because agricultural commodity exchanges in Malawi and sub-Saharan Africa face sustainability issues since the majority of agricultural producers are antipathetic towards them.  The approach is econo-social-legal meaning empirically grounded, theoretically informed study of the role that law plays in commodity exchanges highlighting social relations and interests.