Agricultura

Nos centramos en la mejora de los sistemas agrícolas en el mundo en desarrollo. Nuestros afiliados estudian maneras de ayudar a los agricultores a adoptar prácticas y tecnologías que son rentables o ambientalmente sostenible y programas con el potencial de vincular mejor a los agricultores a los mercados. El sector está copresidido por Craig McIntosh (UC San Diego) y Tavneet Suri (MIT). Hay 67 evaluaciones aleatorias en 23 países.
Tres cuartos de las personas en condición de pobreza en el mundo viven en zonas rurales y la gran mayoría de ellos depende directa o indirectamente de la agricultura. Ciertastecnologías, como semillas mejoradas y mejores prácticas agrícolas, tienen el potencial de mejorar la vida de éstas personas mediante incrementos en las cosechas, mejores precios, menores riesgos agrícolas y una nutrición mejorada. Sin embargo, pocas personas usan estas tecnologías a pesar de estar disponibles. Investigaciones rigurosas han demostrado diferentes formas de mejorar la adopción de estas tecnologías nuevas, como compromisos de ahorro, los cuales ayudan a los granjeros a financiar sus insumos. Otras investigaciones están buscando mejores formas para que los granjeros administren el riesgo, diferentes formas de resolver fallas en el mercado de créditos, mecanismos alternativos para dar a comunicar conocimientos agrícolas y formas de promover prácticas agrícolas que beneficien al medio ambiente.
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Blog

J-PAL and CEGA launch the Digital Agricultural Innovations and Services Initiative

Through generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, J-PAL and UC Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) launched the new Digital Agricultural Innovations and Services Initiative (DAISI) to support innovative, policy-relevant research on the availability, quality, and...

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Blog

Affiliate Spotlight: Tavneet Suri on the importance of locally-grounded research

A weak internet connection did not stop J-PAL Africa Scientific Director Tavneet Suri from getting her point across in our interview: Good research is done with an ear to the ground and a connection to the community. Calling in from her home country of Kenya, Tavneet emphasized how important it is...

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Policy Insight

Incentivizing higher-quality agricultural outputs

Despite making investments in technologies and practices to improve the quality of their products, smallholder farmers in low- and middle-income countries do not often receive higher prices for their higher-quality agricultural goods. Disorganized markets with many intermediaries may make quality...

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Evidence to Policy

Phone-based technology for agricultural information delivery

In this Evidence to Policy case study, see how Precision Agriculture for Development leveraged findings from two randomized evaluations to create and diffuse a new mobile-phone based model for agricultural extension.

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Evaluation

Building Market Linkages for Smallholder Farmers through a Digital Marketplace in Uganda

Researchers conducted a randomized evaluation in Uganda to test the impact of a mobile phone-based marketplace for agricultural commodities on local market prices, entry of traders, farmer revenue, and trader profits. Overall, the platform increased trade flows and decreased price variation across...

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Blog

Building systems to improve and reward higher-quality agricultural products

Learn more about our new review of strategies designed to improve the quality of agricultural goods produced and sold at market. 

Sector Chairs

Co-Líder, Agricultura

Professor of Economics

University of California, San Diego

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Director/a Científico/a, J-PAL África

Co-Líder, Agricultura

Co-Líder, Digital Identification and Finance Initiative in Africa (DigiFI Africa)

Associate Professor of Applied Economics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Sector Contacts

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Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

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Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

Senior Policy Manager, J-PAL Global

Policy Manager, J-PAL Global