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Agricultural supply response in Tanzania: Has adjustment really worked?

Danielson, Anders LU (2002) In African Development Review 14(1). p.98-112
Abstract
Tanzania has come a long way in her market-oriented reforms of the past fifteen years, but the performance of agriculture has been less than satisfactory. This paper estimates supply elasticities for individual crops as well as for commodity aggregates (cash and food crops) in order to investigate whether this performance is due to a lack of response on the part of farmers or on other factors. The results suggest that farmers often respond as predicted to price incentives, but that structural features of the agricultural sector prevent the improved incentives being translated into high agricultural growth.
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African Development Review
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1467-8268
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  abstract     = {Tanzania has come a long way in her market-oriented reforms of the past fifteen years, but the performance of agriculture has been less than satisfactory. This paper estimates supply elasticities for individual crops as well as for commodity aggregates (cash and food crops) in order to investigate whether this performance is due to a lack of response on the part of farmers or on other factors. The results suggest that farmers often respond as predicted to price incentives, but that structural features of the agricultural sector prevent the improved incentives being translated into high agricultural growth.},
  author       = {Danielson, Anders},
  issn         = {1467-8268},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {98--112},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {African Development Review},
  title        = {Agricultural supply response in Tanzania: Has adjustment really worked?},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {2002},
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