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Adoption of new agricultural technologies may be discouraged by their inherent riskiness. We implemented a randomized field experiment to ask whether provision of insurance against a major source of production risk induces farmers to take out loans to invest in a new crop variety. The study sample was composed of roughly 800 maize and groundnut farmers in(More)
In this paper we evaluate the impact of credit constraints on agricultural productivity in a context where insurance mechanisms are weak. We develop a simple model that illustrates how different manifestations of credit constraints all have a negative impact on farm productivity. We then empirically explore the relationships between farm productivity and(More)
Does production risk suppress the demand for credit? We implemented a randomized field experiment to ask whether provision of insurance against a major source of production risk induces farmers to take out loans to adopt a new crop technology. The study sample was composed of roughly 800 maize and groundnut farmers in Malawi, where by far the dominant(More)
In much of the developing world, many farmers grow crops for local or personal consumption despite export options which appear to be more profitable. Thus many conjecture that one or several markets are missing. We report here on a randomized controlled trial conducted by DrumNet in Kenya that attempts to help farmers adopt and market export crops. DrumNet(More)
All Rights Reserved. Readers may make verbatim copies of this document for non-commercial purposes by any means, provided that this copyright notice appears on all such copies. Abstract This paper provides a methodological bridge leading from the well-developed theory of credit rationing to the less developed territory of empirically identifying credit(More)
The International Children's Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) held its first international conference on children's palliative care, in conjunction with Tata Memorial Centre, in Mumbai, India, from 10-12 February 2014. The theme of the conference, Transforming children's palliative care-from ideas to action, reflected the vision of the ICPCN to live in a(More)
This paper provides an empirical examination of the frequency and determinants of two forms of non-price rationing in rural credit markets in northern Peru. Quantity rationing is the conventional form of non-price rationing whereby a household with positive demand for credit is denied access. Risk rationing, in contrast, occurs when a household voluntarily(More)
1 This paper analyzes the impact of formal property rights on plot use and credit access in 20 communities in Guatemala, and shows how these impacts differ depending on the community conflict context. The paper proposes a new instrument based on detailed information about the geographic location of the plots and historical titling processes to address the(More)
The International Children's Palliative Care Network held its second international conference on children's palliative care in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from the 18th-21st May 2016. The theme of the conference was 'Children's Palliative Care…. Now!' emphasising the need for palliative care for children now, as the future will be too late for many of them.(More)