This three-year program of research, outreach, and education is designed to promote the adoption of improved production practices among Ghanaian smallholders by coupling index insurance with production loans.
In this project, researchers are working with sorghum breeders and agro-input suppliers in Burkina Faso to compare alternative mechanisms to encourage adoption of improved seed and fertilizer micro-packs.
This project includes field studies of short- and long-term impacts of two innovative agricultural development programs based on this model that target smallholder, mainly women farmers, in Uganda and Senegal.
This project implements an experimental evaluation of the Trust Funds for Rural Development’s (FIRA’s) Technological Guarantee Program (TGP) targeted a Mexican maize smallholders and extends the project design to farmers in Kenya.
This project tests a novel approach to improving institutional performance by playing repeated experimental games, which may then alter patterns of coordination and cooperation for managing fisheries in Tanzania.
This project evaluates new agricultural technologies that stabilize crop yields and rural incomes in the face of environmental shocks that historically have led to decreased food intake and irreversible, long-term negative impacts especially among young children.