Differentiation in Receipts of Subsidized Fertilizer: Evidence from Villages, Households and Plot Managers in MaliDOWNLOAD FILE
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.
- 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.