Lemon Technologies and Adoption : Measurement , Theory and Evidence from Agricultural Markets in Uganda

@inproceedings{DROTT2016LemonTA,
  title={Lemon Technologies and Adoption : Measurement , Theory and Evidence from Agricultural Markets in Uganda},
  author={TESSA BOLD KAYUKI C. KAIZZI JAKOB SVENSSON DAVID YANAGIZ DROTT},
  year={2016}
}
  • TESSA BOLD KAYUKI C. KAIZZI JAKOB SVENSSON DAVID YANAGIZ DROTT
  • Published 2016
To reduce poverty and food insecurity in Africa requires raising productivity in agriculture. Systematic use of fertilizer and hybrid seed is a pathway to increased productivity, but adoption of these technologies remains low. We investigate whether the quality of agricultural inputs can help explain low take-up. Testing modern products purchased in local markets, we find that 30% of nutrient is missing in fertilizer, and hybrid maize seed is estimated to contain less than 50% authentic seeds… CONTINUE READING

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