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Vanishing Returns? Potential Returns and Constraints to Input Adoption among Smallholder Farmers in Uganda

dc.contributor.author Hill, Ruth
dc.contributor.author Mejia-Mantilla, Carolina
dc.contributor.author Vasilaky, Kathryn
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-01T18:43:59Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-01T18:43:59Z
dc.date.issued 2018-10
dc.description.abstract This paper estimates the profitability of fertilizer and hybrid seeds in Uganda, using agronomic evidence on the yield returns to inputs from experimental fields, as well as output price data from local markets between 2000 and 2012. The results suggest that the returns to fertilizer are positive across the entire price range for beans, maize, and matooke and positive for the top 75 percent of prices for coffee. Commonly available improved seed varieties for maize and beans increase gains by 32 percent on average. However, accounting for the quality of the inputs available to farmers in the market, the sizable positive returns become negative for most of the price distribution, possibly explaining the low adoption of inputs in Uganda. The paper also examines the impact of other factors that could affect input adoption, by using a relatively long panel data set spanning 12 years. The analysis finds evidence that enhanced access to economic markets and past weather conditions have small effects on input use, and positive correlations between the use of extension services and knowledge and input use. en
dc.identifier http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/726321540832524595/Vanishing-Returns-Potential-Returns-and-Constraints-to-Input-Adoption-among-Smallholder-Farmers-in-Uganda
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/30647
dc.language English
dc.publisher World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.relation.ispartofseries Policy Research Working Paper;No. 8627
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL INPUTS
dc.subject FARM INPUTS
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL FINANCE
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
dc.subject FERTILIZER
dc.subject HYBRID SEEDS
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY
dc.title Vanishing Returns? Potential Returns and Constraints to Input Adoption among Smallholder Farmers in Uganda en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.type Document de travail fr
dc.type Documento de trabajo es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crossref.title Vanishing Returns? Potential Returns And Constraints To Input Adoption Among Smallholder Farmers In Uganda
okr.date.disclosure 2018-10-29
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
okr.docurl http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/726321540832524595/Vanishing-Returns-Potential-Returns-and-Constraints-to-Input-Adoption-among-Smallholder-Farmers-in-Uganda
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/1813-9450-8627
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 090224b08651f7ba_1_0
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum 30556896
okr.identifier.report WPS8627
okr.imported true en
okr.language.supported en
okr.pdfurl http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/726321540832524595/pdf/WPS8627.pdf en
okr.region.administrative Africa
okr.region.country Uganda
okr.statistics.combined 1173
okr.statistics.dr 726321540832524595
okr.statistics.drstats 969
okr.topic Agriculture :: Agricultural Extension
okr.topic Agriculture :: Agricultural Knowledge & Information Systems
okr.topic Agriculture :: Agricultural Sector Economics
okr.topic Agriculture :: Crops & Crop Management Systems
okr.topic Agriculture :: Fertilizers
okr.unit Poverty and Equity Global Practice
relation.isSeriesOfPublication 26e071dc-b0bf-409c-b982-df2970295c87
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