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These discussion papers analyze the economy-wide impact of a series of agricultural innovations in Malawi and Burkina Faso. Using an agricultural focused computable general equilibrium model disaggregated to reflect the country’s 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.

Published as ZEF Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 285 and 288 (Burkina Faso) (Malawi)