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Household-Level Impacts of System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in Haiti: An SRI intervention with training, insured credit, and coordination by irrigation bloc

Haiti is one of the poorest and most food insecure countries in the world, and improvements in productivity for staple crops such as rice are crucial […]

Tailoring Contract Farming to Smallholders: Experimental Evidence on Enrollment Impact, Insurance Provision, and Communication Technologies

The research proposes three field experiments in Kenya to evaluate the potential of contract farming schemes to increase smallholder welfare. In the first intervention, a large […]

  • Start Date: 2013/06/01
  • End Date: 2017/11/30
  • Project Code: Not Available
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Evaluating the Socio-Economic Impacts of Western Seed’s Hybrid Maize Program

This study will evaluate the impact of Western Seed Company’s (WSC) hybrid maize program on the welfare of smallholder farmers in Kenya’s mid-altitude regions. This locally-based […]

Complementarities of Training, Technology, and Credit in Smallholder Agriculture: Impact, Sustainability, and Policy for Scaling-up

Programs of training and time-limited subsidization of inputs or capital are often pursued to overcome barriers to farmers’ technology adoption. How successful is this model in […]

Promoting Adoption of Improved Production Technologies among Smallholders in Ghana via Coupled Credit and Index Insurance Contracts

The Ohio State University and the African Center for Economic Transformation, in collaboration with the University of Ghana, propose to undertake a three-year program of research, […]

  • Start Date: 2013/06/01
  • End Date: 2016/09/30
  • Project Code: Not Available
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World Food Prize 2012 | Dr. Andrew Mude | Feed the Future Greenroom Interviews

Abstract: At the 2012 World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa Dr. Andrew Mude from the International Livestock Research Institute in Kenya joined Roger Thurow to […]

  • Date of Publication: 12/28/2012
  • Author(s): Agrilinks
  • Type of Document: Media

Disseminating Innovative Resources and Technologies to Smallholders (DIRTS) in Northern Region, Ghana

In Ghana’s Northern Region, smallholder farmers cultivate rainfed crops, face significant risk of weather shocks, chronically underinvest in input technologies, achieve just a fraction of potential […]

  • Start Date: 2012/10/01
  • End Date: 2015/12/31
  • Project Code: Not Available
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A Multiple Interventions Approach to Increasing Technology Adoption with a View Towards Scaling-Up: Evidence from Mexico (MITA)

Crop yields in much of the developing world remain below potential partly due to low adoption of profitable technological packages (e.g. improved seeds and fertilizer). In […]

Selling Formal Insurance to the Informally Insured

Farmers face enormous production risks due to unpredictable rainfall, yet most do not have any formal insurance. One explanation for this is the existence of informal […]

  • Start Date: October 2012
  • End Date: 2015/09/30
  • Project Code: Not Available
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Barriers to Household Risk Management: Evidence from India

Abstract: Why do many households remain exposed to large exogenous sources of non-systematic income risk? We use a series of randomized field experiments in rural India […]

  • Date of Publication: 2012/04/11
  • Author(s): Shawn Allen Cole; Xavier Gine; Jeremy Tobacman; Petia B. Topalova; Robert M. Townsend; James I. Vickery
  • Type of Document: Research Report