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Agricultural Input Subsidy Programs in Africa: An Assessment of Recent Evidence

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  • Jayne, T.S.
  • Mason, Nicole M.
  • Burke, William J.
  • Ariga, Joshua

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This study reviews the evidence regarding the recent wave of smart input subsidy programs in Africa and identifies components of a holistic and sustainable agricultural productivity growth strategy that could improve the contribution of input subsidy programs to African governments’ national development objectives.

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  • Jayne, T.S. & Mason, Nicole M. & Burke, William J. & Ariga, Joshua, 2016. "Agricultural Input Subsidy Programs in Africa: An Assessment of Recent Evidence," Food Security International Development Working Papers 245892, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
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