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    This brief presents the results of a study of fertilizer supply to investigate supply-side constraints for fertilizer use by smallholder famers in Mozambique in which the government is implicated. The government actions that could constrain the ...
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    A subsidy is defined as a payment, generally made from public resources, that reduces the price that a buyer pays for a good or service below the price at which the seller provides it. The difference between the sellers’ price and the ...
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    Removing subsidies that have been applied to agricultural inputs and closing down subsidy programs, once introduced, have proved difficult to do in many countries, whether the subsidies are for irrigation, seed, or fertilizer. Long‐running ...
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    The economic characteristics of subsidized inputs affect how the benefits of the subsidy on the input are distributed between farmers and input suppliers. However, how the benefits are distributed across the population of farmers in a country ...
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    Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is a critical aspect of agricultural input subsidy policy and programs. The M&E of subsidies should not only focus on implementation issues such as targeting effectiveness, but also on the key development ...