Who Will Market Fertilizer in Africa's Privatized Input Markets? Evidence from the Gambia
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Publisher:Ohio State University. Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
Series/Report no.:Ohio State University. Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. ESO (Economics and Sociology Occasional Paper). No. 2027
The standard policy prescription is that markets should be privatized in Sub-Saharan Africa. Little analysis has been done about the fertilizer privatization process. This study shows that existing food traders in The Gambia may achieve scope economies by marketing fertilizer, but problems of scale and access to finance exist.