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.
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.
How do borrowers respond to improvements in a lender’s ability to punish defaulters? This reports the results of a randomized field experiment in rural Malawi that examines the impact of fingerprinting borrowers in a context where a unique identification system is absent.
This presentation was presented on February 26, 2009 at Washington, DC describing the idea behind matching financial with technological innovations to enable farmers to facilitate credit to buy fertilizer and encourage farmers to save for their own fertilizer purchases.