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Adoption of Improved Seeds, Evidence from DRC

Abstract

Agricultural input subsidies are often considered key instruments to increase adoption of new technologies in developing countries. Using unique experimental data from Equa- teur province in DRC, we document the e_ectiveness of such interventions in increasing households adoption of modern seed varieties (MVs). High subsidy levels increase adop- tion, in particular when other access constraints were also relieved. Demand is highly price sensitive, but demand curves do not display strong discontinuity at low prices. We _nd very limited spillover e_ects on adoption by non-voucher recipients. Adoption persists to some extent in the season that follows voucher distribution.
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halshs-02422695 , version 1 (22-12-2019)
halshs-02422695 , version 2 (10-01-2020)

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Tanguy Bernard, Sylvie Lambert, Karen Macours, Margaux Vinez. Adoption of Improved Seeds, Evidence from DRC. 2019. ⟨halshs-02422695v2⟩
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