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How do domestic policies affect the integration of Ethiopian fertiliser markets with world markets? JARTS
Agbahey, Johanes Uriel Ibidjola; Luckmann, Jonas; Grethe, Harald; Alamirew Alemu, Bamlaku.
Frequent shifts in policy on fertiliser markets have occurred in Ethiopia with the aim of facilitating both physical and economic access of farmers to fertiliser. The last shift was the introduction of a monopoly on each stage of the supply chain in 2008. Furthermore, government control of prices and margins as well as stockholding programmes are also present on the markets. This paper evaluates the effect of these policies on the integration of domestic with world markets of fertiliser, using cointegration methods. Time series data of diammonium phosphate (DAP) and urea prices on world, import and retail markets between 1971 and 2012 are used. The findings show high transmission of price signals from world markets to import prices for both DAP and urea....
Tipo: Info:eu-repo/semantics/article Palavras-chave: Agricultural economics agricultural policy; Ethiopia; Fertiliser use; Price transmission; Vector error correction models.
Ano: 2015 URL: http://www.jarts.info/index.php/jarts/article/view/2015111149311
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Determinants of Fertiliser Use by Smallholder Maize Farmers in the Chinyanja Triangle in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia AgEcon
Mapila, Mariam A.T.J.; Njuki, Jemimah M.; Delve, Robert J.; Zingore, Shamie; Matibini, Josephine.
Farm surveys in Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique were carried out to assess the determinants of fertiliser use given continued low yields, low organic matter and general poor soil health in Southern African soils. Regression modelling showed that fertiliser use was influenced by household and farm characteristics. In addition, it was also influenced by social and human capital and farmers’ perceptions of the effect of fertilisers on soil fertility. Farmers who perceived fertilisers as bad for their soil were less likely to adopt their use. This is a key result, as the emerging discussions on a green revolution for Africa, as well as the continued food crisis discussion, are prompting increased fertiliser use as an immediate intervention for increasing...
Tipo: Presentation Palavras-chave: African green revolution; Farmer perceptions; Fertiliser subsidies; Fertiliser use; Human capital; Social capital; Agricultural and Food Policy; Community/Rural/Urban Development.
Ano: 2012 URL: http://purl.umn.edu/123354
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