EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Enhanced Microfinance Services and Agricultural Best Management Practices: What Benefits for Smallholders Farmers? An Evidence from Burkina Faso

Lota Tamini (), Ibrahima Bocoum, Ghislain Auger, Kotchikpa Lawin and Arahama Traoré

CIRANO Working Papers from CIRANO

Abstract: This paper analyses the crop production intensification credit [Crédit d’Intensification de la Production Agricole] (CIPA) and its impact on smallholders farmers in Burkina Faso. The methodological approach of the evaluation is based on a randomized experiment coupled to propensity score matching. For the latter, the strategy was to use the observable characteristics of producers and their farms to identify, in non-CIPA areas, producers who have characteristics that have an impact on the propensity to take a credit similar to the CIPA beneficiary producers. We used a Difference-in-Difference approach and analysed the changes in the results between the baseline (2015) and final (2017) surveys witch result in a total of 955 observations in the northern of Burkina Faso and 1,311 in the southern part. The results show that CIPA has a positive effect on area planted, yield, production and sales. However, there is heterogeneity regarding gender, province and perceived quality of services to producers (provided by extension agents, producers’ organization and input suppliers). Development projects should therefore consider this heterogeneity in the design of their interventions.

Keywords: Burkina Faso; Microcredit; Agricultural production; Agricultural productivity; Impact evaluation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O13 Q14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr, nep-dev and nep-mfd
Date: 2019-05-06
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://cirano.qc.ca/files/publications/2019s-11.pdf

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:cir:cirwor:2019s-11

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in CIRANO Working Papers from CIRANO Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Webmaster ().

 
Page updated 2019-09-13
Handle: RePEc:cir:cirwor:2019s-11