• The main innovation of the proposed new approach is to move away from single insurance policies calibrated to compensate average losses in favor of several simple weather securities—“weather tickets”—with fixed payments. These securities solve a ...
  • Project Approach The objective of this project is to develop a poverty module of the MIRAGE model of world economy. This new version of MIRAGE will be continuously enhanced with disaggregation of households depending on the economic ...
  • The purpose of this project is to provide empirical evidence of the cost-effectiveness of technologies currently used in developing countries to reduce the risk of human and animal exposure to aflatoxin contamination and to understand what is ...
  • We have developed contracts that have been tested both in the laboratory and in the field to improve small farmers’ welfare in Vietnam, Tanzania, and Peru. Our innovation is that we implemented these contract structures in a field setting, which ...
  • This project is documenting the transformation of selected high-value food chains: chili peppers, shallots, mangoes, and shrimp. The goal is to better understand the rate of change in these chains, the likely impact of these trends on different ...
  • A growing literature has highlighted an association between aflatoxin exposure and child growth; but since none of the studies used a controlled intervention methodology, it is not clear if the association between aflatoxin and child linear ...
  • Aflatoxin is a fungi-produced toxin that resides in the soil and affects crops. It thrives in humid conditions and is prevalent throughout much of the developing world in such staple crops as maize and groundnuts. While aflatoxin is a known ...
  • The stochastic frontier approach provides an ideal framework to build the typology of rural micro-regions. Conceptually, the stochastic approach is developed from a theory of producer behavior in which the motivation is the standard optimization ...