Market access and finance

Uganda farmers market

Spotlight: Using Innovative Mobile Technology To Bridge Market Gaps

An exciting project in Uganda is bringing together a team of ICT entrepreneurs, economists, computer scientists, and agri-business professionals to test whether a highly scalable, high-tech approach can reduce transactions costs and improve market access for smallholders.

Policy Brief: Training, Technology, and Credit in Senegal And Uganda

Our research will evaluate two separate programs in Senegal and Uganda, and will focus on the degree to which smallholder farmers make the required investments sustainable, the financial and behavioral obstacles they face in doing so and whether additional interventions help farmers overcome these obstacles.
farmer in Nicaragua

Policy Brief: Supplying Supermarkets in Nicaragua

Our research indicates that a primary benefit to small farmers of participation in supermarket supply chains may be the decrease in output downside price risk relative to traditional horticulture spot markets.