Rainfall Insurance, Agricultural extension, Information asymmetry, and Small-holder farmer adoption practices in the Northern Region of Ghana

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Udry, C.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-12T15:28:10Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-12T15:28:10Z
dc.date.issued 2020-03-20
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/35260
dc.description Seminar en_US
dc.description.abstract We report the results of a 4-year RCT in the former Northern Region that provided rainfall index insurance, community-based agricultural extension services, improved access to agricultural input markets, and information on crop prices and short-run weather forecasts to small-scale farmers. We show that the insurance and extension treatments led farmers to adopt recommended agricultural practices and increase the use of fertilizer inputs. However, there is little evidence that these changes improved farmer outcomes, on average. Using machine-learning techniques, we show that there is evidence that treatment effects are heterogeneous, strongly depending upon the realizations of rainfall and temperature. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Ghana en_US
dc.subject Northern Region en_US
dc.subject machine-learning techniques en_US
dc.subject small-scale farmers en_US
dc.subject rainfall and temperature en_US
dc.title Rainfall Insurance, Agricultural extension, Information asymmetry, and Small-holder farmer adoption practices in the Northern Region of Ghana en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search UGSpace


Browse

My Account