13 Aug 2013 03:08 pm

In this paper we examine which farmers would be early entrants into weather index insurance markets in Ethiopia, were such markets to develop on a large scale.

13 Aug 2013 03:08 pm

Asymmetry of information is a fundamental problem in agricultural markets. Production contracts remain incomplete if product quality attributes measured by the buying company remain unobservable for the selling farmer.

13 Aug 2013 03:08 pm

We conduct framed trust games using contract dairy farmers in Vietnam as first movers to assess the impact of potential collusion on trust.

10 Jul 2013 09:07 am

In emerging markets for high-value food products in developing countries, processing companies search for efficient ways to source raw material of consistent quality. One widely embraced approach is contract farming.

10 Jul 2013 09:07 am

Farmers in rural Bangladesh face multiple sources of uninsured risk to agricultural production and household assets.

10 Jul 2013 09:07 am

Agricultural income in low income countries is subject to many risks, much of which is unin- sured.

10 Jul 2013 09:07 am

Risk and poverty are inextricably linked. Susceptibility to risk is a defining feature of what it means to be poor.

10 Jul 2013 09:07 am

We analyze the efectiveness of a new approach in providing weather index-based insurance products to low-income populations.