Paying Smallholder Farmers to Increase Carbon Sequestration by Changing Agricultural Practices: Evidence from Odisha

This project seeks to incentivize smallholder farmers in rural India to adopt agricultural practices that improve carbon soil sequestration. The researchers will carry out a pilot scheme that pays farmers as a function of measured improvements in soil organic content while accounting for liquidity needs. The project will lay the groundwork for developing a larger-scale randomized evaluation that links small rural farmers to firms providing carbon credits.

RFP Cycle:
Fall 2021
  • Pilot project