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dc.contributorKassie, Girmaen_US
dc.contributorAbdoulaye, Tahirouen_US
dc.contributorSarath Babu, B.en_US
dc.creatorLunduka, Rodneyen_US
dc.identifier.citationRodney Lunduka, Girma Kassie, Tahirou Abdoulaye, B. Sarath Babu. (2/8/2018). Do households that sell their surplus maize reinvest in improved maize seed? Case of southern Africa.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study assesses the influence of selling maize grain on re-investing in Improved Maize Varieties (IMV). It uses a unique data set from five southern African countries of Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe where the selling of maize grain in 2011 season was linked to buying of IMV in 2012 season form sample 2,954 households. Using a control function approach to correct for the endogeneity of selling maize grain in 2011 and the accessing IMV through government subsidies, the study employed a double hurdle model and finds that households that sold maize grain in 2011 had the high probability of growing IMV in 2012. This study points to the fact that when households are able to raise income through grain market participation, reinvestment into land productivity-enhancing technologies could be possible and household food security is also addressed. Therefore developing a better agribusiness environment will take care of food security and hence government goals should not stop at being food secure but developing a condition where a household aims at selling its surplus output.en_US
dc.subjectmaize seedsen_US
dc.titleDo households that sell their surplus maize reinvest in improved maize seed? Case of southern Africaen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
cg.creator.idKassie, Girma: 0000-0001-7430-4291en_US
cg.creator.idAbdoulaye, Tahirou: 0000-0002-8072-1363en_US
cg.subject.agrovocsouthern africaen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center - CIMMYTen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture - IITAen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Food Policy Research Institute - IFPRIen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionMiddle Africaen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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