This project will develop improved index insurance policies for small-scale farmers to create stronger demand and impact for index insurance in Ghana, with a particular focus on improving the accuracy of how well products predict actual crop losses.
Risk and poverty are key, inextricable concerns in Bangladesh, Ghana and Ethiopia. The research will focus on the impact of idiosyncratic risk on asset poverty and the mechanism available to redress it.
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 aims to combine the market linkage services of a highly reputable private sector brokerage firm with high‐frequency data collection, an innovative digital trading platform and a set of contractual guarantees for smallholder farmers in Uganda.
This collaborative project will explore how risk-reducing technology, motivated and dedicated savings and indexed pre-approved lines of credit can be combined to provide protection against risk to reduce poverty.