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Input Use and Conservation Investments among Farm Households in Rwanda: Patterns and Determinants

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  • Clay, Daniel C.
  • Kelly, Valerie A.
  • Mpyisi, Edson
  • Reardon, Thomas

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One of the Government of Rwanda’s key post-war policy objectives has been to increase agricultural productivity and ensure food security by promoting a transition from semi-subsistence production and marketing practices to intensive production and highly commercialized agricultural markets. The government wants farmers to increase land and labor productivity through the use of modern inputs, thereby generating substantial surpluses which can be sold to pay for inputs and generate increases in farm incomes.

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Paper provided by Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics in its series Food Security Collaborative Working Papers with number 57053.

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Date of creation: 2001
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Handle: RePEc:ags:midcwp:57053

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Keywords: Africa; food security; Rwanda; inputs; conservation; households; Agricultural and Food Policy; Consumer/Household Economics; Crop Production/Industries; Food Security and Poverty; q12;

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  1. Feder, Gershon & Just, Richard E & Zilberman, David, 1985. "Adoption of Agricultural Innovations in Developing Countries: A Survey," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 33(2), pages 255-98, January.
  2. Weight, David & Kelly, Valerie A., 1999. "Fertilizer Impacts on Soils and Crops of Sub-Saharan Africa," Food Security International Development Papers 54050, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  3. Yanggen, David & Kelly, Valerie A. & Reardon, Thomas & Naseem, Anwar, 1998. "Incentives for Fertilizer Use in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review of Empirical Evidence on Fertilizer Response and Profitability," Food Security International Development Working Papers 54677, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  4. Feder, Gershon, et al, 1992. "The Determinants of Farm Investment and Residential Construction in Post-Reform China," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 41(1), pages 1-26, October.
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  1. Bekele, Genanew & Mekonnen, Alemu, 2010. "Investments in Land Conservation in the Ethiopian Highlands: A Household Plot-Level Analysis of the Roles of Poverty, Tenure Security, and Market Inventives," Discussion Papers dp-10-09-efd, Resources For the Future.
  2. Kelly, Valerie A. & Mpyisi, Edson & Murekezi, Anastase & Neven, David & Shingiro, Emmanuel, 2001. "Fertilizer Consumption in Rwanda: Past Trends, Future Potential, and Determinants," Food Security Collaborative Working Papers 54769, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  3. Kelly, Valerie A. & Mpyisi, Edson & Murekezi, Anastase & Neven, David, 2001. "Consommation des engrais au Rwanda: tendances passées, potentiel futur, et facteurs déterminants," Food Security Collaborative Working Papers 54874, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.

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