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

Fertilizer subsidies in sub-Saharan Africa

[2012] This paper provides an analysis of the economic rationale for subsidizing agricultural inputs with public money and a literature review of recent experience with subsidies in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Read more

Fertilizer subsidies in Africa

[2009] In the 1970s and 1980s, most African countries sold fertilizer at subsidized prices through state-owned enterprises. In response to the fiscal cost and ineffective implementation of these subsidies, as well as pressure from international financial institutions, almost all of these countries liberalized their fertilizer markets to some degree as part of structural adjustment programs carried out in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
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Policy Options For Improving Regional Fertilizer Markets in West Africa

[2011] The primary motivation for this study was to identify a key set of policy options for improving fertilizer markets in West Africa (among Economic Community of West African States member countries) in ways that ultimately will help improve the efficiency of regional markets and lower the transaction costs and fiscal burdens of increasing fertilizer use in the region.
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