30 Apr 2014 10:04 am

This paper provides an overview of a research project that assessed the long-term impact of three antipoverty interventions in Bangladesh—the introduction of new agricultural technologies, educational transfers, and microfinance—on monetary and nonmonetary measures of well-being.

10 Jul 2013 09:07 am

In emerging markets for high-value food products in developing countries, processing companies search for efficient ways to source raw material of consistent quality. One widely embraced approach is contract farming.

10 Jul 2013 09:07 am

Risk and poverty are inextricably linked. Susceptibility to risk is a defining feature of what it means to be poor.

10 Jul 2013 09:07 am

Farmers in rural Bangladesh face multiple sources of uninsured risk to agricultural production and household assets.

13 Aug 2013 03:08 pm

Asymmetry of information is a fundamental problem in agricultural markets. Production contracts remain incomplete if product quality attributes measured by the buying company remain unobservable for the selling farmer.

13 Aug 2013 03:08 pm

We conduct a framed field experiment in rural Ethiopia to test the seminal hypothesis that insurance provision induces farmers to take greater, yet profitable, risks.

13 Aug 2013 03:08 pm

In this paper we examine which farmers would be early entrants into weather index insurance markets in Ethiopia, were such markets to develop on a large scale.

13 Aug 2013 03:08 pm

Risk and poverty are inextricably linked. Susceptibility to risk is a defining feature of what it means to be poor.

14 Aug 2013 07:08 am

In October 2011,the CGIAR program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Index Insurance Innovation Initiative (I4) organized a jointworkshop hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

13 Aug 2013 03:08 pm

We conduct framed trust games using contract dairy farmers in Vietnam as first movers to assess the impact of potential collusion on trust.