Proposal Development

Quality Upgrading, Subsidies, and Competition in Agricultural Input Markets



Abdulrazzak Tamim

PhD student, Economics Department at Berkeley

06/01/2023 - 07/19/2023
Input and Output Markets
Technology Category
Fertilizer, Inputs

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Finding the right partners and places to ask questions is paramount to understanding the drivers of agricultural transformation. To facilitate opportunities for researchers and partners to develop trust and scope early-stage evaluation questions, ATAI funds small Proposal Development grants. These support very preliminary exploratory research activities, including researcher travel. With this proposal development grant, the researcher is partnering with the Tanzanian Ministry of Agriculture to explore the possibility of studying Tanzania’s input subsidy program. Furthermore, the researcher plans to investigate high-quality certification for fertilizer and subsequent returns to traders and farmers.