Fertilizer

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- Aurélie Harou, Yanyan Liu, Christopher B. Barrett, and Liangzhi You

Despite the rise of targeted input subsidy programs in Africa over the last decade, several questions remain as to whether low and variable soil fertility, frequent drought, and high fertilizer prices render fertilizer unprofitable for large...

- Shahidur Rashid, Nigussie Tefera, Nicholas Minot, and Gezahengn Ayele

Fertilizer use in Ethiopia has almost quintupled since the official elimination of input subsidy programs. Yet, application rates remain far below recommended level and, given limited scope for area expansion, fertilizer promotion continues to be...

- Todd Benson, Benedito Cunguara, and Tewodaj Mogues

This brief presents the results of a study of fertilizer supply to investigate supply-side constraints for fertilizer use by smallholder famers in Mozambique in which the government is implicated. The government actions that could constrain the...

- Todd Benson, Benedito Cunguara, and Tewodaj Mogues

Inorganic fertilizer is one of a handful of agricultural technologies that have immense potential for raising the productivity of poor smallholders, enabling them to increase income, accumulate assets, and set themselves economically on a pathway...

- Todd Benson, Stephen L. Kirama, and Onesmo Selejio

This brief presents the results of a study to investigate sup-ply-side constraints for fertilizer use by smallholder famers in Tanzania in which the government is implicated. Government actions that could constrain the supply of fertilizer...

- Todd Benson, Stephen L. Kirama, and Onesmo Selejio

Inorganic fertilizer is one of a handful of agricultural technologies that have immense potential for raising the productivity of poor smallholders, enabling them to increase income, accumulate assets, and set themselves economically on a pathway...

- Todd Benson, Patrick Lubega, Stephen Bayite-Kasule, Tewodaj Mogues, and Julian Nyachwo

This brief presents the results of a late-2010 study of fertilizer supply to smallholder farmers in Uganda that was done to assess whether the taxes (explicit or implicit) that are applied at various points along the fertilizer importation and...

- Michael Johnson and Regina Birner

This study examines the role of research in agricultural policy making in Malawi at a time when the Africa Union and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development have been seeking to promote greater evidenced-based decision making in...

- Rachel Hurst, Edwin W. P. Siyame, Scott D. Young, Allan D. C. Chilimba, Edward J. M. Joy, Colin R. Black, E. Louise Ander, Michael J. Watts, Benson Chilima, Jellita Gondwe, Dalitso Kang'ombe, Alexander J. Stein, Susan J. Fairweather-Tait, Rosalind S. Gibson, Alexander A. Kalimbira, Martin R. Broadley

Selenium (Se) is an essential human micronutrient with critical roles in immune functioning and antioxidant defence. Estimates of dietary Se intakes and status are scarce for Africa although crop surveys indicate deficiency is probably widespread...

- Saa Dittoh, Olubunmi Abayomi Omotosho, Adama Belemvire, Margaret Akurib, Khondoker Tanveer Haider

Fertilizer had been part of the technological trinity (improved seed, irrigation, and fertilizer) responsible for bringing about the Green Revolution of Latin America and Asia. Its adequate and efficient use should, therefore, be a main...

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