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Table 7 Design of policy experiments

From: Agricultural Modernization, Structural Change and Pro-poor Growth: Policy Options for the Democratic Republic of Congo

Scenarios Description Design
Scenario 1 Capital-using technical change Increase of capital intensity (3 %) in agriculture
Scenario 2 Labor-using technical change Increase of labor intensity (10 %) in agriculture
Scenario 3 Improving the agricultural resource base (teach farmers how to better use fertilizer) Reduction (10 %) of chemicals per unit of aggregate intermediate input
Reduction (20 %) of factor requirements per unit of output
Scenario 4 Reducing fertilizer sourcing costs Reduction (50 %) of import trade margins for chemicals
Reduction (50 %) of domestic trade margins for chemicals
Scenario 5 Reducing fertilizer distribution costs Reduction (50 %) in import transportation costs for chemicals
Reduction (50 %) in domestic transportation costs for chemicals
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