GRIPS 政策研究センター Policy Research Center


Dec 1, 2010 Report No:10-23

The Impacts of Fertilizer Credit on Crop Production and Income in Ethiopia

Field Economics
Language English

In this chapter, we evaluate the impact of fertilizer credit on crop choice, crop yield, and income using two-year panel data of 420 households in rural Ethiopia. The fertilizer credit is found to increase input application for crop production. As a consequence, it has a substantial impact on the yield of teff. We also find that the impact on net crop income per cultivated area and also on per capita income is marginal because of the low profitability due to the low output price and high input cost of agricultural production.

Keywords Input Credit, Fertilizer Policy, Agricultural Technology, Crop Production, Ethiopia
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