Differentiation in Receipts of Subsidized Fertilizer: Evidence from Villages, Households and Plot Managers in Mali

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April 21, 2020 - Author: Melinda Smale, Amidou Assima, Véronique Thériault, Naman Keita, Alpha Kergna, Yénizié Kone

Melinda Smale, Amidou Assima, Véronique Thériault, Naman Keita, Alpha Kergna, Yénizié Kone, 2020. Differentiation in Receipts of Subsidized Fertilizer: Evidence from Villages, Households and Plot Managers in Mali , FSP Policy Research Brief 118, East Lansing: Michigan State University.

Key Findings

  • In two-thirds of villages, representatives did not report delays in receipt of subsidized fertilizer.
  • The overall quality of the fertilizer received was judged to be adequate in most villages (91%).
  • About half of the village representatives considered amounts received to be sufficient.
  • By far the largest category of plot manager who received subsidized fertilizer is the head of the EAF or designate.
  • 87% of male plot managers received the subsidized fertilizer applied to their plot directly from the organizational source, as compared to 49% of female plot managers; another 50% of female plot managers it through the head of EAF or designate.
  • The fertilizer subsidy is more heavily utilized by farmers who are better-endowed in terms of equipment and traction.

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