Economic impacts of fall armyworm and its management strategies: evidence from southern Ethiopia

Abstract:

This paper explores the economic implications of fall armyworm (FAW) and its management strategies by exploiting exogenous variation in FAW exposure amongst households in southern Ethiopia. We find that FAW exposure affects maize yield and sales negatively, but not consumption. Furthermore, we find evidence of crowding in and intensification of insecticide use in response to FAW exposure. We also find suggestive evidence that existing extension service arrangements lack the capacity to deal with emerging threats such as FAW. Results imply that targeted interventions aimed at improving the effectiveness of control measures and institutional capacity would be key to reduce the adverse effects of FAW
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APA

M., K & M., K (2024). Economic impacts of fall armyworm and its management strategies: evidence from southern Ethiopia. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/economic-impacts-of-fall-armyworm-and-its-management-strategies-evidence-from-southern-ethiopia

MLA 8th

M., Kassie and Kassie M. "Economic impacts of fall armyworm and its management strategies: evidence from southern Ethiopia" Afribary. Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/economic-impacts-of-fall-armyworm-and-its-management-strategies-evidence-from-southern-ethiopia. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

MLA7

M., Kassie, Kassie M. . "Economic impacts of fall armyworm and its management strategies: evidence from southern Ethiopia". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024. Web. 28 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/economic-impacts-of-fall-armyworm-and-its-management-strategies-evidence-from-southern-ethiopia >.

Chicago

M., Kassie and M., Kassie . "Economic impacts of fall armyworm and its management strategies: evidence from southern Ethiopia" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 28, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/economic-impacts-of-fall-armyworm-and-its-management-strategies-evidence-from-southern-ethiopia