This research analyzes the motivations and dynamics of small farmer participation in supermarket supply chains in developing countries. Results suggest that farmers delay entry to observe their neighbors’ outcomes.
Increasing agricultural efficiency via technology adoption remains a high priority among development practitioners. One potential tool for furthering this objective is using drought index insurance to increase access to credit.
Observations of smallholder farmer inefficiency often reflect failure to control for nature. An example would be Ivorien rice farmers effected on their production frontier once inconsistent control for soils, rain, and pests are involved. So perhaps a non-uptake adoption is optimal as well? This presentation is based on the AMA Innovation Lab projects for the Mind the Gap Workshop.
This presentation is based on the AMA Innovation Lab projects throughout Africa. This research seeks to explore the growing gap between the rural poor farmers of Africa and their barriers relating to adopting new technologies.
To combat poverty traps, policies are passed to change the investment behavior of the poor. This presentation is based on the AMA Innovation Lab projects for the Conference on the Economics of Asset Dynamics and Poverty Traps.
A randomized trial in urban Ghana for microenterprises separated participants by providing advice from an international consulting firm, cash, both, or nothing. The treatments led to immediately expected results, however, no treatment let to higher profits on average so businesses reverted to previous practices.
This presentation took place at George Washington University, United States on November 6, 2014 describing how poor market integration in African markets result in barriers to building market linkages.