Profitability of Fertilizer: Experimental Evidence from Female Rice Farmers in Mali

7 Pages Posted: 31 Jan 2013

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Lori A. Beaman

Northwestern University - Department of Economics

Dean S. Karlan

Yale University; Innovations for Poverty Action; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Bram Thuysbaert

University of Ghent; Innovations for Poverty Action

Christopher Udry

Northwestern University

Date Written: January 1, 2013

Abstract

Intensified use of agricultural inputs, particularly fertilizer, is a possible route to improved agricultural productivity. Field trials of these technologies show substantial increases in yields, but typically are done on highly monitored experimental plots rather than by farmers themselves.

Keywords: returns to fertilizer, agricultural economics

JEL Classification: O12, O13, Q12

Suggested Citation

Beaman, Lori A. and Karlan, Dean S. and Thuysbaert, Bram and Udry, Christopher, Profitability of Fertilizer: Experimental Evidence from Female Rice Farmers in Mali (January 1, 2013). Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1020; Papers and Proceedings, May 2013; Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 111; Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1020. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2208770

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