This research brief synthesizes evidence on the effects of policy incentives on agricultural productivity. The evidence discussed is primarily drawn from documents provided to EPAR by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. We review the role of policy and institutions in the Asian Green Revolution, a detailed case study on how policy changes have removed smallholder productivity constraints and contributed to growth, and the theory on the connection of policy incentives to productivity growth.
EPAR Research Brief #144
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Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Livelihoods
Agricultural Productivity, Yield, & Constraints
Market & Value Chain Analysis
South Asia Region and Selected Countries