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The Rewards of an Improved Enabling Environment: How Input Market Reform Helped Kenyan Farmers Raise Their Fertilizer Use By 36%


  • Sheahan, Megan
  • Ariga, Joshua
  • Jayne, T.S.


Raising agricultural productivity remains a major challenge in developing countries. Farm productivity is especially low in Sub-Saharan Africa, where fertilizer use lags far behind the rest of the world. Identifying effective strategies for raising fertilizer use in Africa has been a longstanding policy priority. While most of the region has struggled to raise fertilizer use in a sustainable manner, several countries have recorded impressive steady growth in fertilizer use, suggesting that there may be important success stories from which to learn.

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  • Sheahan, Megan & Ariga, Joshua & Jayne, T.S., 2016. "The Rewards of an Improved Enabling Environment: How Input Market Reform Helped Kenyan Farmers Raise Their Fertilizer Use By 36%," Food Security International Development Policy Syntheses 234947, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:midips:234947

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