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- Samuel Benin

Use of mechanization in African agriculture has returned strongly to the development agenda, particularly following the recent high food prices crisis. Many developing country governments—including Ghana, the case study of this paper—...

- Gracious M. Dirro

This study analyzed the impact of off-farm earnings on the intensity of adoption of improved maize varieties and the productivity of maize farming in Uganda in the years 2005/06 and 2009/10. Summary statistics show significantly higher adoption...

- Alejandro Nin-Pratt, Michael Johnson, Bingxin Yu

The improved performance of the agricultural sector in Africa south of the Sahara during the most recent decade (2000–2010) has raised questions about the drivers behind the growth. Skeptics argue that rising commodity prices, as world...

- Saa Dittoh, Olubunmi Abayomi Omotosho, Adama Belemvire, Margaret Akurib, Khondoker Tanveer Haider

Fertilizer had been part of the technological trinity (improved seed, irrigation, and fertilizer) responsible for bringing about the Green Revolution of Latin America and Asia. Its adequate and efficient use should, therefore, be a main...

- Nicholas Minot and Bradley Sawyer

The use of modern agricultural inputs is considered the key to raising crop productivity and overall agricultural production in Ethiopia. The government places high priority on making modern agricultural inputs, particularly fertilizer and...

- Derek Headey, Mekdim Dereje, Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, Anna Josephson, and Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse

Highland Ethiopia is one of the most densely populated regions of Africa and has long been associated with both Malthusian disasters and Boserupian agricultural intensification. This paper explores the race between these two countervailing forces...

- Karl Pauw and James Thurlow

Malawi’s Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) has dominated the agriculture and food security policy landscape in the country since its inception in 2005/06. FISP is now credited—or blamed, depending on one’s viewpoint—for a...

- Noora-Lisa Aberman, Michael Johnson, Klaus Droppelmann, Eva Schiffer, Regina Birner, Peter Gaff

A major rationale for conducting policy research is the contribution the results can make to policy improvement efforts. Over the years, funders of international policy research have placed increasing emphasis on making sure that the research...

- Mathieu Ouédraogo, Robert Zougmoré, Abdoulaye S. Moussa, Samuel T. Partey, Philip K. Thornton, Patti Kristjanson, Ndèye Y. B. Ndour, Léopold Somé, Jesse Naab, Moussa Boureima, Lamissa Diakité, Carlos Quiros

Agricultural practices have constantly changed in West Africa, and understanding the factors that have driven the changes may help guide strategies to promote sustainable agriculture in the region. To contribute to such efforts, this paper...

- Kacana Sipangule and Jann Lay

In light of the surge of foreign large-scale land acquisitions (LSLA) in developing countries, concerns have been raised that large-scale agricultural projects could negatively affect smallholder...