Disrupting Demand for Commercial Seed: Input Subsidies in Malawi and Zambia
Nicole Mason and
Jacob Ricker-Gilbert ()
World Development, 2013, vol. 45, issue C, 75-91
This study uses nationally representative household-level panel data from Malawi and Zambia to identify the determinants of subsidized maize seed and fertilizer receipt, and to estimate how input subsidies affect households’ commercial purchases of improved maize seed varieties. In both countries we find that households in areas where the ruling party won the last presidential election acquire significantly more subsidized inputs than other households. Results also indicate that each additional kilogram of subsidized maize seed acquired by a household reduces its commercial improved maize seed purchases by 0.58kg in Malawi and by 0.49kg in Zambia on average.
Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa; Malawi; Zambia; input subsidies; improved maize seed; crowding out (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (55) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only
Working Paper: Disrupting Demand for Commercial Seed: Input Subsidies in Malawi and Zambia (2012)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:45:y:2013:i:c:p:75-91
Access Statistics for this article
World Development is currently edited by O. T. Coomes
More articles in World Development from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Catherine Liu ().