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

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April 21, 2020 - Author: , Amidou Assima, , 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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Tags: c1-c2, fsg policy brief, fsp policy brief, input use and market development, mali


Related Topic Areas

Mali, C1-C2


Authors

Melinda Smale

Melinda Smale
msmale@msu.edu

Véronique Thériault

Véronique Thériault
theria13@msu.edu

Yenizié Koné

Yenizié Koné
koneyenizie@yahoo.fr


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