Productivity in Malagasy rice systems: wealth-differentiated constraints and priorities
AbstractThis study explores the constraints on agricultural productivity and priorities in boosting productivity in rice, the main staple in Madagascar, using a range of different data sets and analytical methods, integrating qualitative assessments by farmers and quantitative evidence from panel data production function analysis and willingness-to-pay estimates for chemical fertilizer. Nationwide, farmers seek primarily labor productivity enhancing interventions, e.g., improved access to agricultural equipment, cattle, and irrigation. Shock mitigation measures, land productivity increasing technologies, and improved land tenure are reported to be much less important. Research and interventions aimed at reducing costs and price volatility within the fertilizer supply chain might help at least the more accessible regions to more readily adopt chemical fertilizer. Copyright 2007 International Association of Agricultural Economists.
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- Minten, Bart & Randrianarisoa, Jean Claude & Barrett, Christopher B., 2006. "Productivity in Malagasy Rice Systems: Wealth-Differentiated Constraints and Priorities," 2006 Annual Meeting, August 12-18, 2006, Queensland, Australia 25611, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
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