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Distribution of agricultural productivity gains in selected Feed the Future African countries

Charles B. Moss (Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA)
Andrew Schmitz (Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA)

Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies

ISSN: 2044-0839

Article publication date: 14 May 2019

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine investments in selected Feed the Future countries in Africa.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors examine three investments in Feed the Future countries (e.g. Rwanda and Uganda) in the context of non-traded goods, exports and imports. These investments include research and development in Ugandan cassava production, a value chain intervention in the coffee market channel in Rwanda and a program to increase the use of fertilizer for maize production in Rwanda. The authors also stress the importance of distributional impacts in terms of policymaking.

Findings

The results show that while there can be net gains from each investment discussed, the distributional effects of each are very different.

Originality/value

The findings will be useful for the development community and agribusiness policymaking.

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Citation

Moss, C.B. and Schmitz, A. (2019), "Distribution of agricultural productivity gains in selected Feed the Future African countries", Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, Vol. 9 No. 1, pp. 78-90. https://doi.org/10.1108/JADEE-01-2018-0009

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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