Agriculture

Le secteur Agriculture de J-PAL se concentre principalement sur l’optimisation des systèmes agricoles dans les pays en développement, sur les moyens d’aider les exploitants à adopter des pratiques ou des technologies rentables et respectueuses de l’environnement, ainsi que sur les programmes pouvant améliorer le lien entre agriculteurs et marchés.
Au niveau mondial, les trois quarts des personnes pauvres vivent à la campagne, et nombre d’entre elles dépendent directement ou indirectement de l’agriculture. Les technologies agricoles peuvent améliorer leurs conditions de vie grâce à de plus hauts rendements, de meilleurs prix, des risques réduits et une meilleure alimentation. Cependant, ces dispositifs (qui vont des semences enrichies à des produits financiers tels que la micro-assurance) se heurtent à une demande faible. Des chercheurs affiliés à J-PAL conduisent des recherches rigoureuses dans le but de tester de nouveaux leviers d’augmentation de la demande, de maîtriser les risques inhérents à l’agriculture, de renforcer le lien entre exploitants et marchés et de promouvoir des pratiques agricoles respectueuses de l’environnement.
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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-chair/chaire, Agriculture

Professor of Economics

University of California, San Diego

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Directeur Scientifique / Directrice Scientifique, J‑PAL Afrique

Co-chair/chaire, Agriculture

Co-chair/chaire, 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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Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

Initiatives Lead, J-PAL Global

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Policy Manager, J-PAL Global