Agriculture

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

Competition and Entry in Agricultural Markets: Experimental Evidence from Kenya

African agricultural markets are characterized by low farmer revenues and high consumer food prices. Many have worried that this wedge is partially driven by imperfect competition among intermediaries.

Journal Article
1 Dec 2020

Market Access and Quality Upgrading: Evidence from a Randomised Experiment in the Coffee Sector in Uganda

This project will examine whether quality-upgrading incentives and access to a buyer willing to pay a premium for high-quality products can raise profits and welfare in Uganda.

Research Project
1 Oct 2020

Industrialization without Innovation

The introduction of labor-saving technologies in agriculture can release workers who find occupation in the manufacturing sector. The traditional view is that this structural transformation process leads to economic growth.

Working Paper
1 Aug 2020

Exerting Market Power: Competition Among Agricultural Traders in Kenya

This research note describes experimental evidence from Kenya on intermediary market structure. We find that traders act consistently with joint profit maximization.

Research Note
1 Jul 2020

The Agricultural Wage Gap: Evidence from Brazilian Micro-data

A key feature of developing economies is that wages in agriculture are below those of other sectors.

Journal Article
1 Jan 2020

Realizing the potential of digital development: The case of agricultural advice

Mobile phones are almost universally available, and the costs of information transmission are low. They are used by smallholder farmers in low-income countries, largely successfully, to optimize markets for their produce. Fabregas et al.

Journal Article
13 Dec 2019

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