This project will study two key issues: the effectiveness of a local seed company in developing technologies fine-tuned to the local agro-ecological environment, and the impact of relaxing liquidity-constraints on the poverty-reduction potential of new agricultural technologies.
This project studies short- and long-term impacts of two innovative agricultural development programs based on the model of training and time-limited subsidization of inputs or capital that target smallholder, mainly women farmers. In Uganda, researchers evalaute impacts of subsidies and training in a program promoting fertilizer and improved seeds use. In Uganda, researchers evalaute impacts of subsidies and training in a program promoting fertilizer and improved seeds use.
This project will investigate the spillover effects of index insurance on other members of risk sharing networks.
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 to improve rural income and food security. The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is touted as a high-yielding low external input rice cultivation method that can increase rice yields […]