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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Fertilizer Statistics Overview – KENYA 2012 – 2015

[2016] An overview of fertilizer statistics in Kenya from 2012 to 2015 based on Official trade data obtained from Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and Validated by Fertilizer Technical Working Group – Kenya (FTWG-KEN)

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Fertilizer Subsidies In Sub-Saharan Africa

[2012]  This FAO’s paper provides an analysis of the economic rationale for subsidizing agricultral inputs with public money and a literature review of recent experience with subsidies in Sub-Saharian Africa.

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Enabling The Business Of Agriculture 2016: Comparing Regulatory good practices

[2016] This book titled: Enabling The Business Of Agriculture 2016: Comparing Regulatory good practices,  is a product of the staff of The World Bank with external contributions measures and monitors regulations that affect the functioning of agriculture and agribusiness.

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Doing Business 2015-Sub Saharan Africa

[2015] This regional profile presents the Doing Business indicators for economies in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Read more

Agricultural Growth in West Africa (AGWA): Market and Policy Drivers (FAO – 2015)

[2015] A FAO’s study on agricultural growth in west Africa focusing on market and policy drivers. Read more

Policy Brief: Role of Fertiliser Subsidies in Input Market Development

[2013] This policy brief answers an important question: When and under what conditions do subsidy programs present a viable option for linking farmers to fertilizer markets and help to establish private sector-led input distribution systems? Read more

The Quality of Fertilizer Traded in West Africa: Ghana Report

[2013] This country report analyzes the quality of fertilizer in Ghana as part of a regional fertilizer quality study conducted by IFDC’s Marketing Inputs Regionally (MIR) Plus project, on behalf of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA).

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Practices and Policy Options for the Improved Design and Implementation of Fertilizer Subsidy Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa

[2013] The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) commissioned a study of fertilizer subsidy programs in eight African countries.

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An Improving Rationale for Nitrogen Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa?

[2013 This is a CRU insight on Foreign investment in nitrogen capacity throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.   Read more