Presentation: Demand and Supply Constraints to Improved Sorghum Technology Adoption and their Gender-Differentiated Effects in Burkina Faso

Widely observed low rates of input utilization with potential yield gaps reduced through input intensification in cereals. The average sorghum yields in Burkina Faso are estimated at 0.8 tons/hectare, despite agronomic estimates of 2 tons/hectare. Why do not farmers adopt new seed and/or fertilizers to increase yields? Are demand or supply constraints potentially more binding?

This presentation is based on AMA Innovation Lab projects for the 2013 BASIS/I4 Technical Committee Meeting. This meeting gathered researchers affiliated with the Index Insurance Innovation Initiative (I4) at UC Davis.

This presentation took place in University of California Davis, United States.