Maize

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- Claire Clugston and Jenn Williamson

There is a wealth of information related to women’s economic empowerment through production, but there is limited available data related to best practices and promising approaches for women’s empowerment at other value chain levels....

- 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...

- Todd Benson, Ermias Engida, and James Thurlow

The government of Ethiopia is investing significant public resources to increase overall national production of teff, wheat, and maize. To better understand the likely economywide effects of increases of between 12 and 14 percent in the national...

- A. Banerji, Shyamal Chowdhury, Hugo De Groote, J.V. Meenakshi, Joyce Haleegoah, and Manfred Ewool

In this paper we assess (a) consumers’ willingness to pay (WTP) for a recently developed variety of maize that is high in provitamin A in the context of a public health intervention and (b) the performance of three elicitation mechanisms in...

- 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...

- Nicholas Minot, Reno Dewina

In the wake of the global food crisis of 2007-08 and additional price spikes since then, greater attention has been given to the welfare impact of food price increases in developing countries. The standard approach in this type of analysis,...

- Bjorn Van Campenhout

A well-integrated market system is central to a well-functioning market economy (Dercon, 1995). As production decisions are based on observed prices, the most efficient allocation of resources would come about when prices represent scarcity...

- Gracious M. Dirro

This study analyzed the impact of off-farm earnings on the intensity of adoption of improved maize varieties and the productivity of maize farming in Uganda in the years 2005/06 and 2009/10. Summary statistics show significantly higher adoption...

- An Notenbaerta, Mario Herreroa, Hugo De Grooteb, Liang Youc, Ernesto Gonzalez-Estradaa, Michael Blummela

In the three major maize producing countries in the East African region of Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia, up to 44% of the dietary calorie requirements is provided by maize. It is also recognized that livestock are an essential asset of poor...

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