A Second Look at the Pesticides Initiative Program: Evidence from Senegal

Abstract

This paper investigates whether the Pesticides Initiative Program has significantly affected the export performance of Senegal' shorticulture industry. The authors apply two main microeconometric techniques, difference-in-differences and matching difference-in-differences, to identify the effect of the Pesticides Initiative Program on exports of fresh fruits and vegetables. They use a unique firm-level dataset containing data on sales, employment, and exports by product and destination markets, as well as firm enrolment year, over 2000-2008. The results suggest that wile the program had no significant effect on exports pooled over all products and destinations, it had a positive effect when considering fresh fruits and vegetables exports to the European Union.
Citation

M. Jaud., et Cadot, O 2012. “A Second Look at the Pesticides Initiative Program: Evidence from Senegal”; World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 5635; World Trade Review 11, 2012, 490-506.