Heterogeneous and Conditional Returns from DT Maize for Farmers in Southern Africa

Laura Paul European Review of Agricultural Economics 2021 (link) Abstract: This paper assesses the return to DT maize using four years of data from on-farm yield trials and high-resolution precipitation data (10-day measurements at a 0.05° resolution) in southern Africa to assess claims of the DT maize advantage. On farms (rather than controlled trials) DTContinue reading “Heterogeneous and Conditional Returns from DT Maize for Farmers in Southern Africa”

Bundling Stress Tolerant Seeds and Insurance for More Resilient and Productive Small-scale Agriculture

NBER Working Paper No. 29234 (link) Steve Boucher, Michael Carter, Jon Einar Flatnes, Travis Lybbert, Jonathan Malacarne, Paswel Marenya, and Laura Paul Risk often inhibits on-farm investment by smallholder farmers. Recent evidence indicates that index insurance and stress tolerant seeds can separately and partially offset this risk effect. In this study, we explore whether theContinue reading “Bundling Stress Tolerant Seeds and Insurance for More Resilient and Productive Small-scale Agriculture”