Taking stock of Africa’s second-generation agricultural input subsidy programs

[2018] In a recent article in Food Policy, “Taking stock of Africa’s second-generation agricultural input subsidy programs,” Thomas Jayne, Nicole Mason, William J. Burke, and Joshua Ariga evaluate the success of input subsidy programs (ISPs) in Africa. Jayne and his co-authors find that ISPs, government programs that subsidize the price of fertilizer for farmers, have short-term benefits for some farmers, but weakly contribute to long-term economic development.

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Transport In Africa

[2014] This report gives an overview of transport infrastructure state of Africa’s countries and its impact on Africa’s development growth. Read more

Seventh Progress Report on the Abuja Declaration on Fertilizers for an African Green Revolution

[2011] Back in June 2006, the African Union Heads of State and Government adopted the 12-resolution Declaration at a special summit in Abuja. At the end of the summit, the AU Member States resolved to increase fertilizer use from 8 kilograms to 50 kilograms of nutrients per hectare by 2015. Read more

Mozambique – Fertilizer market assessment (IFDC/AFAP)

[2012] The goal of this study conducted by IFDC is to estimate the fertilizer requirements needed to achieve nationwide country investment plan crop production targets and to identify the primary constraints in the fertilizer supply chain that might hinder the flow of fertilizers in Mozambique.

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Tanzania – Fertilizer Market Assessment (IFDC/AFAP)

[2012] The goal of this study conducted by IFDC is to estimate the fertilizer requirements needed to achieve nationwide country investment plan crop production targets and to identify the primary constraints in the fertilizer supply chain that might hinder the flow of fertilizers in Tanzania. Read more

Kenya – Fertilizer Market Assessment (IFDC/AFAP)

[2012]The goal of this study conducted by IFDC is to estimate the fertilizer requirements needed to achieve nationwide country investment plan crop production targets and to identify the primary constraints in the fertilizer supply chain that might hinder the flow of fertilizers in Kenya. Read more

Ethiopia – Fertilizer Market Assessment (IFDC/AFAP)

[ 2012] This study was commissioned and funded by USAID under the Feed the Future Initiative, and is part of a set of studies covering 12 countries in sub saharan Africa in support of the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership. Read more

Ghana – Fertilizer Assessment (IFDC/AFAP)

[2012] The goal of this study conducted by IFDC is to estimate the fertilizer requirements needed to achieve nationwide country investment plan crop production targets and to identify the primary constraints in the fertilizer supply chain that might hinder the flow of fertilizers in Ghana. Read more

Agribusiness Indicators: Ethiopia

[2012] Agriculture is the economic backbone of Ethiopia. An estimated 85% of the population is engaged in agricultural production and over 80% of the country’s foreign exchange earnings are derived directly or indirectly from the sector.  Read more

Agribusiness Indicators: Mozambique

[2012] Agriculture plays an important role in Mozambique’s economy. The sector accounts for 32% of GDP (2010) and employs a high percentage of the rural labor force (as 68% of the total population is rural). Read more