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Do Beliefs about Agricultural Inputs Counterfeiting Correspond with Actual Rates of Counterfeiting?: Evidence from Uganda

  title={Do Beliefs about Agricultural Inputs Counterfeiting Correspond with Actual Rates of Counterfeiting?: Evidence from Uganda},
  author={Maha Ashour and Lucy Billings and D. Gilligan and Jessica B. Hoel and Naureen Karachiwalla},
  journal={Agricultural \& Natural Resource Economics eJournal},
Adoption of productivity and income-enhancing agricultural technologies is conspicuously low in Africa south of the Sahara. Farmers’ beliefs regarding the authenticity of agricultural inputs are important for explaining technology adoption: if farmers do not believe that inputs are genuine, they are unlikely to invest in them. The degree of alignment between beliefs about and actual counterfeiting can help explain both the social costs of the “lemons” problem, and low rates of adoption. This is… Expand
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