Smallholders

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- Francis M. Mwaura and Geofrey Okoboi

In this paper, the relationship between climate variation and crop output in Uganda for the period 1981 to 2008 is examined. The time-varying ARCH model of the crop production function is used to estimate the relationships. Analysis of the...

- 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...

- Gumataw K. Abebe, Jos Bijman, Ron Kemp, Onno Omta, Admasu Tsegaye

While Contract Farming (CF) can enhance smallholders’ income in developing countries, empirical research on the motivation of smallholders to participate in CF is scarce. This paper explores farmer preferences for particular contract design...

- Todd Benson, Patrick Lubega, Stephen Bayite-Kasule, Tewodaj Mogues, and Julian Nyachwo
Inorganic fertilizer is one of a handful of agricultural technologies that has immense potential for raising 
the productivity of poor smallholder farmers, enabling them to increase income, accumulate assets, and ...
- Donald F. Larson, Keijiro Otsuka, Tomoya Matsumoto, Talip Kilic

In Africa, most development strategies include efforts to improve the productivity of staple crops grown on smallholder farms. An underlying premise is that small farms are productive in the African context and that smallholders do not forgo...

- Arntraud Hartmann

A large number of agricultural development initiatives now support value chain approaches. They encompass most stages of the chain, from inputs supply to production, processing, marketing, and financing. Given the complexity of integrated programs...

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