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In response to numerous reports and claims of poor quality or fake fertilizer that were extensively reported by farmers, fertilizer dealers, and government officials of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) over the past three years, the World Bank, in support of the Royal Government of Cambodia and in response to the food crisis through the smallholder agricultura ...

SUBJECT: credit; chemical fertilizer; soils; fertilizer quality control; certified seed

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Agriculture plays an important role in the economies of most countries in Africa. However, few African countries have been able to capitalize on the sector's considerable potential to contribute to economic development through commercialization. Few have created an enabling environment for agricultural finance in which lenders and other agents are encouraged to develop innovative financ ...

SUBJECT: commercial vehicles; logging; barriers to entry; transport services; transport rates

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The importance of agriculture in the economies of sub-Saharan African countries cannot be overemphasized. With agriculture accounting for about 65 percent of the region's employment and 75 percent of its domestic trade, significant progress in reducing hunger and poverty across the region depends on the development and transformation of the agricultural sector. Transforming agriculture ...

SUBJECT: credit; laboratory tests; commercial agriculture; agricultural areas; poor farmers

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In Africa, farmers have been reluctant to take up new varieties of staple crops developed to boost smallholder yields and rural incomes. Low fertilizer use is often mentioned as a proximate cause, but some believe the problem originates with incomplete input markets. As a remedy, African governments have introduced technology adoption programs with fertilizer subsidies as a core compone ...

SUBJECT: credit; chemical fertilizer; labor markets; panel selection model; competitive prices

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While the economic returns to using chemical fertilizer in Africa can be large, application rates are low. This study explores whether this is due to missing and imperfect markets. Results based on a panel survey of Ethiopian farmers suggest that while fertilizer markets are not altogether missing in rural Ethiopia, high transport costs, unfavorable climate, price risk, and illiteracy p ...

SUBJECT: chemical fertilizer; soils; labor markets; price volatility; chemical fertilizers

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Inorganic fertilizer use across Sub-Saharan Africa is generally considered to be low. Yet, this belief is predicated on the assumption that it is profitable to use rates higher than currently observed. However, there is little rigorous empirical evidence to support this notion. Using a nationally representative panel data set, and with due recognition of the role of risk and uncertainty ...

SUBJECT: cars; coffee; soils; international food policy research institute; road

SUBJECT: participation; farmers group; participation; plant production; farmers

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SUBJECT: manihot esculenta; chemical fertilizer; organic fertilizer; food seasoning industry; waste

SUBJECT: manihot esculenta; chemical fertilizer; organic fertilizer; food seasoning industry; waste

SUBJECT: manihot esculenta; chemical fertilizer; organic fertilizer; food seasoning industry; waste