Modelling the Economy-Wide Impact of Technological Innovation and Mapping Agricultural Potential: The Case of Malawi
41 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2019
Date Written: December 4, 2019
This discussion paper analyzes the economy-wide impact of a series of agricultural innovations in Malawi. Using an agricultural focused computable general equilibrium model disaggregated to reflect Malawi agro-ecological zones, we simulate three scenarios: one involving smallholders catching up to the production frontier, and two scenarios of agronomic innovations consisting in changes in level and application rate of nitrogen. Our results show a positive impact on the economy following an increase in maize yield and production efficiency under the different scenarios.
Keywords: agricultural innovation, productivity growth, CGE modeling
JEL Classification: C68, Q16, Q18
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