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- Christian Ebeke and Mireille Ntsama Etoundi

This paper quantifies the average effect of distance on bilateral agricultural trade using a large sample of countries. We focus on identifying time-varying effects of distance on trade to test whether the marginal effect has gradually diminished...

- Houssem Eddine Chebbi, Abdessalem Abbassi, and Lota D. Tamini

This paper uses the border effect estimate from a gravity model to analyze the level of market trade integration among Algeria, Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia from 2005-2012. We analyze total trade as well as trade in agricultural and...

- Lota D. Tamini, Houssem Eddine Chebbi, and Abdessalem Abbassi

The objective of this paper is to analyze trade potential versus actual realized trade among North African trading partners. Following the literature on production economics, we built a stochastic frontier gravity model. The underlying assumption...

- Sami Bensassi, Joachim Jarreau, and Cristina Mitaritonna

This paper utilizes a survey on informal cross-border trade in Benin (ECENE), conducted by the National Institute of Statistics in 2011, to study the determinants of informal versus formal trade, concentrating on Benin’s exports and re-...

- Mercyline Kamande and Nancy Nafula

The use of mobile ICTs (information and communication technologies) in Africa’s agricultural sector has proven to be an efficient and cost-effective method for sharing and exchanging information more widely. ICTs allow farmers to better...

- Reuben Adeolu Alabi, Oshobugie Ojor Adams, Godwin Abu

This study examines the crowding-out or -in effect of organic fertilizers as a result of the inorganic fertilizer subsidy program in Nigeria. The study made use of the Nigeria General Household Survey (GHS) dataset from 2010-2011, which contains...

- Fida Karam and Chahir Zaki

This paper explores the relationship between institutions and trade in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The literature offers a broad consensus that bad institutions hamper trade and that trade liberalization engenders...

- Evans S. Osabuohien, Raoul Herrmann, Uchenna R. Efobi, and Ciliaka M. W. Gitau

The current transformation of the agricultural sector in many African countries has been perceived to be connected to land resources and the quest to advance agriculture as a commercial enterprise. The main expectations in this agricultural...

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Nigeria’s agricultural policy has evolved considerably since the country gained political independence in 1960. The priority at that time was to boost domestic production, particularly of cash crops, and the country has had good results to...

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Sustained agricultural growth is crucial for reducing hunger and poverty in East Africa, where majority of the population rely on agriculture for their livelihood. However, smallholder farmers in the region face long-standing challenges,...