fertilizer subsidies

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- Reuben Adeolu Alabi, Oshobugie Ojor Adams, Godwin Abu

This study examines the crowding-out or -in effect of organic fertilizers as a result of the inorganic fertilizer subsidy program in Nigeria. The study made use of the Nigeria General Household Survey (GHS) dataset from 2010-2011, which contains...

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In a consistent effort to raise productivity and unlock the economic and social potential of the agricultural sector, the Senegalese government has implemented heavy subsidy programs, some of which target the use of inputs. This paper assesses...

- 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...

- Mariam A. T. J. Mapila

This study has been conducted in order to generate evidence of the visibility of exit from farm input subsidies in an African context. The study simulates the impact of alternative exit strategies from Malawi’s farm input subsidy program on...

- Nazaire Houssou and Klaus Droppelmann

Over the past few years, Malawi made remarkable progress toward increasing its national maize production and achieving food security owing to its Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP). Likewise, the implementation of the subsidy program is...

- Noora-Lisa Aberman, Michael Johnson, Klaus Droppelmann, Eva Schiffer, Regina Birner, Peter Gaff

A major rationale for conducting policy research is the contribution the results can make to policy improvement efforts. Over the years, funders of international policy research have placed increasing emphasis on making sure that the research...

- Lenis Saweda, Liverpool-Tasie

Farmers' groups are thought to be one potentially effective mechanism to improve farmers' livelihoods by reducing information asymmetries and transaction costs. In many countries, farmers are coordinated in groups for participation in...

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