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



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