Gender, Generation, and Fertilizer Use

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November 4, 2016 - Author: , , Alpha Kergna, Steve Haggblade, Bino Temé, Abdramane Traoré

Véronique Thériault, Melinda Smale, Alpha Kergna, Steve Haggblade, Bino Témé et Abdramane Traoré. 2016. Gender, Generation, and Fertilizer Use. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 22 - EN. East Lansing: Michigan State University

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Véronique Thériault, Melinda Smale, Alpha Kergna, Steve Haggblade, Bino Témé et Abdramane Traoré. 2016. Le Genre, la Génération et l’Utilisation d’Engrais. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 22 - FR. East Lansing: Michigan State University

KEY FINDINGS

1. Fertilizer use rates (% and kg/ha) are higher on maize plots than on sorghum plots.
2. Fertilizers are more often applied on collective (%) than on individual plots.
3. Fertilizer use rates (kg/ha) are lower on plots managed by youth.
4. The fertilizer subsidy program favors maize production and consequently men as they grow maize more often than women do.
5. Access to both markets and farmer associations promotes fertilizer use.

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Tags: food security group, fsp policy brief, gender, innovation lab for food security policy, input use and market development, mali, sustainable agricultural intensification, west africa, west africa/sahel, youth, youth employment / entrepreneurship


Authors

Véronique Thériault

Véronique Thériault
theria13@msu.edu

Melinda Smale

Melinda Smale
msmale@msu.edu

Steven Haggblade

Steven Haggblade
blade@msu.edu

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