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- Kadjo, Didier; Ricker‐Gilbert, Jacob; Abdoulaye, Tahirou; Shively, Gerald; Baco, Mohamed N.
- Agricultural economics 2018 v.49 no.4 pp. 435-454
- corn; harvest date; households; insects; issues and policy; motivation; operating costs; pests; small farms; storage technology; Benin
- ... This article estimates how storage losses from mold, insects, and other pests, combined with liquidity constraints, influence a smallholder farm household's decision to store maize on farm after harvest. We analyze panel data from 309 smallholders in Benin covering the 2011 and 2013 harvest seasons. Results suggest that smallholders are driven to sell at harvest time for different reasons, dependi ...