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A second look at the pesticides initiative program : evidence from Senegal

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  • Jaud, Melise
  • Cadot, Olivier

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This paper investigates whether the Pesticides Initiative Program has significantly affected the export performance of Senegal'shorticulture industry. The authors apply two main microeconometric techniques, difference-in-differences and matching difference-in-differences, to identify the effect of the Pesticides Initiative Program on exports of fresh fruits and vegetables. They use a unique firm-level dataset containing data on sales, employment, and exports by product and destination markets, as well as firm enrolment year, over 2000-2008. The results suggest that wile the program had no significant effect on exports pooled over all products and destinations, it had a positive effect when considering fresh fruits and vegetables exports to the European Union.

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  • Jaud, Melise & Cadot, Olivier, 2011. "A second look at the pesticides initiative program : evidence from Senegal," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5635, The World Bank.
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    Keywords

    E-Business; Economic Theory&Research; Markets and Market Access; Microfinance; Free Trade;

    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • L15 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Information and Product Quality
    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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