Économie du Développement Agricole
 

Publication

Titre
Fertilizer subsidies in sub-Saharan Africa
Subtitle
ESA Working Paper 12-04
Auteur
Zoé Druilhe and Jesús Barreiro-Hurlé
Publication date
06/07/2012
Abstrait
The paper reviews the existing literature on fertilizer subsidies in sub-Saharan Africa and provides a coherent analysis of both the theoretical underpinnings and the results – or outcomes, when available – of existing fertilizer subsidy schemes. It tries to identify the role of fertilizer subsidies in the broader food security mandate. The paper concludes with a set of recommendations to identify the opportunity of adopting subsidies as part of a national food security strategy and to suggest entry points for improving their design and efficiency.
Region
Afrique de l’Est
JEL Codes
H22, O13, Q18