Effectiveness of Fertiliser Policy Reforms to Enhance Food Security in Kenya: A Macro-Microsimulation Analysis Boulanger, Pierre Dudu, Hasan Ferrari, Emanuele Mainar, Alfredo J. Ramos, Maria Priscila 2022-02-17T14:26:08Z 2022-02-17T14:26:08Z 2022-02
dc.description.abstract Food security represents a key challenge in most Sub-Saharan African countries and in Kenya in particular where still a relevant share of the population lives below a minimum dietary energy consumption. Kenya addresses this concern with a noteworthy policy mix, aiming at giving to the agricultural sector a leading task in improving food security. This paper evaluates the impacts on food security of expanding fertilizer capacities in Kenya, combined with a set of additional policy changes targeting fertilizer use. In a top-down analysis, a specific Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model is linked with a microsimulation approach. Scenarios present overall positive effects on key food security aggregates. The same is true for welfare. Nevertheless, the heterogeneity of households across and within regions suggests that improving input productivity through better market access and service extension are critical to reducing possible discrepancies across farmers, households and regions. The paper concludes on the need for a sound policy mix since increasing fertilizer production alone is not enough to enhance food security evenly. Among accompanying measures, intensifying extension services are essential especially for smallholders in their acquisition of better knowledge on the use of agricultural inputs. en
dc.identifier.citation Applied Economics
dc.identifier.issn 0003-6846
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject AGRICULTURE
dc.subject FERTILIZER
dc.subject FOOD SECURITY
dc.title Effectiveness of Fertiliser Policy Reforms to Enhance Food Security in Kenya en
dc.title.subtitle A Macro-Microsimulation Analysis en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.associatedcontent Journal website (version of record) en 2022-03-02
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Journal Article
okr.externalcontent External Content
okr.identifier.doi 10.1080/00036846.2020.1808180
okr.journal.nbpages 841-61
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.region.administrative Africa
okr.region.administrative Africa Eastern and Southern (AFE) Kenya
okr.topic Agriculture :: Agricultural Sector Economics
okr.topic Agriculture :: Fertilizers
okr.topic Agriculture :: Food Security
okr.unit Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice
okr.volume 54(8)
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