A temporary subsidy for maize farmers in Mozambique stimulated Green Revolution technology adoption and led to increased maize yields. Social networks of subsidized farmers benefit from spillovers, experiencing increases in technology adoption, yields and beliefs about the returns to the technologies.
Behavioral poverty traps and shortsightedness reinforce each other. By using a model with long-term planning horizon, this tool can help improve economic decisions and prospects based on a randomized controlled trial in Mozambique providing agro-input subsidies.
This presentation was presented in Nairobi, Kenya on May 24, 2017 describing the problems Sub-Saharan Africa faces for missing the "Green Revolution" of seed-fertilizer between 1960-2000 and what can be done today.
This presentation is based on the AMA Innovation Lab project, Savings, Subsidies and Sustainable Food Security: A Field Experiment in Mozambique. This research seeks to shed light on using a field fertilizer experiment among farmers in rural Mozambique.
This presentation took place in Maputo, Mozambique on September 15, 2014 describing the mounting factors resulting in low levels of productivity in Mozambique. This presentation is translated from Portuguese.
This presentation took place in Maputo, Mozambique on September 15, 2014 describing the effects of Mozambique missing the opportunity of adopting improved seeds and fertilizer in the 20th century. This presentation is translated from Portuguese.
In this paper, we lay out the logic and impact evaluation methodology of this multi-dimensional pilot intervention in Mozambique designed to evaluate the impact of voucher coupons in both in the short and medium terms.