Fertilizer Adoption policy in Kenya.  A recent paper by Ester Duflo, Michael Kremer, and Jonathan Robinson finds empirical support for a fertilizer subsidy program.  "[M]any farmers in Western Kenya fail to take advantage of apparently profitable fertilizer investments, but they do invest in response to small, time-limited discounts on the cost of acquiring fertilizer (free delivery) just after harvest."

posted November 30, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.