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Offering Rainfall Insurance to Informal Insurance Groups: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Ethiopia
We show theoretically that the presence of basis risk in index insurance makes it a complement to informal risk sharing, implying that index insurance crowds-in risk sharing and leading to aExpand
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Mainstreaming Gender Sensitivity in Cash Crop Market Supply Chains
This paper considers the impact of gender specific constraints on the production and marketing of cash crops. Cash crop production differs from general agricultural production in that it entailsExpand
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Selling at the Farmgate or Traveling to Market
Using detailed survey data from Uganda, this article examines whether coffee producers sell to itinerant traders or directly to markets, where they can get a higher price but must incur a transportExpand
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Using Stated Preferences and Beliefs to Identify the Impact of Risk on Poor Households
Whilst the importance of uncertainty in shaping economic behaviour of poor households is widely acknowledged, empirically identifying the impact of risk is difficult. By using data on riskExpand
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Selling at the farm-gate or travelling to market
Using detailed survey data from Uganda, this paper examines coffee producers sell to itinerant traders or directly to markets, where they can get a higher price but must incur a transport cost. WeExpand
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Flexible insurance for heterogeneous farmers: Results from a small-scale pilot in Ethiopia
We analyze the effectiveness of a new approach in providing weather index–based insurance products to low-income populations. The approach is based on the concept of providing multiple weatherExpand
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A field experiment on the impact of weather shocks and insurance on risky investment
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. Farmers participated in a gameExpand
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Quality control in nonstaple food markets: evidence from India
Using original survey data collected on growers, traders, processors, markets, and village communities, we will compare the situation in four states: Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, andExpand
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The transmission of international commodity prices to domestic producers
Using detailed data from three simultaneous surveys of producers, traders, and exporters, this paper examines the transmission of international coffee prices through the domestic value chain inExpand
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