Can Input Subsidy Programs Promote Climate Smart Agriculture in Africa?

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July 1, 2016 - Author: Thomas S. Jayne, Nicholas J. Sitko, Nicole M. Mason, and David Skole

Thomas S. Jayne, Nicholas J. Sitko, Nicole M. Mason, and David Skole. 2016. Can Input Subsidy Programs Promote Climate Smart Agriculture in Africa? Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 16. East Lansing: Michigan State University

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  • We propose the following as potential focus areas to improve the climate smartness of Input Subsidy Programs (ISP) in Africa:
  • Orient ISPs More toward Legume and other Climate-Smart Crops
  • Develop Detailed Farm Registries for ISP Beneficiaries
  • Explore the Potential for Using ISPs to Overcome Adoption Constraints on CSA Farm Management Practices
  • Support Systems to Improve Timing of Input Distribution through ISPs
  • Improve Targeting Capacity of ISPs
  • Promote More Secure Land Tenure/Property Rights (e.g., through Registration or Land Certification)

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Tags: agrifood system transformation, c4a, climate change, climate smart agriculture, cross-country, fsp policy brief, input use and market development


Related Topic Areas

Cross-country, C4a, FSP Climate Change dataset


Authors

Thomas Jayne

Thomas Jayne
517-432-9802
jayne@msu.edu

Nicole Mason-Wardell

Nicole Mason-Wardell
517-432-4446
masonn@msu.edu


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Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy
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