Agriculture

The Effect of Warehouse Receipt Finance on Terms of Trade for Farmers

Can warehouse receipt finance improve trading terms for small farmers and reduce price seasonality? We study this question in the context of a warehouse receipt program in India using detailed market data and warehouse locations.

Research Note
19 Aug 2022

Propagation of taste for climate resilience: evidence from cocoa value chain in Ghana

This study investigates how demand shocks propagate through the production network to ultimate producers, by looking at cocoa bean production in Ghana.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Mechanizing Agriculture

What are the gains from mechanization? We run a randomized control trial that subsidizes access to equipment rental markets to study how the adoption of mechanization shifts farming households’ labor supply, farm productivity and labor demand.

Working Paper
1 Jul 2022

Innovative Insurance Design that will Enhance the Role of Private Firms in Strengthening the Resilience of Rice Cultivation in Bangladesh to Climate Change

The researchers will formulate a practicable design of purely weather-contingent yet easily customisable insurance products for private insurers to offer to rice farmers in Bangladesh.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Quality Upgrading and Competition: Theory and Evidence from Uganda’s Coffee Sector

This project studies how incentives for quality provision are passed along the domestic supply chains, and how this is affected by market structure within the context of coffee in Uganda.

Research Project
1 Mar 2022

Credit for Climate Change: Water Tanks as a Means of Resilience

This project will measure the potential resilience and productivity impacts of the Asset Collaterised Loan model at scale.

Research Project
1 Mar 2022

Understanding the Drought Impact of El Niño on Small-scale Food and Beverages Manufacturing Firms in Ethiopia

In this project, Walelign, Edjigu, and Ayele explore the effects of the extreme drought produced by El Niño on small-scale food and beverage manufacturing firms in Ethiopia.

Research Project
1 Nov 2021

The Effect of Warehouse Receipt Finance on Terms of Trade for Farmers

This project will examine the effect of warehouse receipt financing on terms of trade for farmers in India.

Research Project
29 Jun 2021

Mechanising Agriculture: Impacts for Labour and Agricultural Productivity

The measurement of the returns to adoption of mechanised practices is of first order relevance to understanding the effect of policies directed towards capital intensification on overall productivity.

Research Note
18 May 2021

Misperceived Quality: Fertilizer in Tanzania

Fertilizer use remains below recommended rates in most of Sub-Saharan Africa, contributing to low crop yields and poverty. Michelson et al. (2021) explore the role of fertilizer quality.

Journal Article
1 Jan 2021

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