Upcoming Events

The 3ie-IFPRI seminar series is designed to highlight innovative papers on impact evaluation and facilitate discussion of new impact evaluation research. The seminars are held on one Thursday of each month from 12:00-1:30pm at IFPRI’s Washington DC headquarters (2033 K St. NW). To RSVP to any event, please contact Julie Lang (j.lang@cgiar.org).

March 23: Cash Transfers and Crop Production in Senegal
Speaker: Kate Ambler, IFPRI
Discussant: TBA
12:00 -1:30pm
Conference room 8A

Abstract: 
We analyze the impacts of a program that offered cash transfers supported by farm management plans to smallholder farmers in Senegal. Transfers were large, approximately $200,given in a lump sum, and targeted specifically towards improvements in agricultural production. Program impacts are evaluated through a cluster randomized control trial where one third of farmers received only advisory visits, a second third received the visits and an individualized farm management plan, and the final third received the visits, the plan, and the cash transfer. After one year agricultural production and livestock ownership was higher (by significantly more than the amount of the transfer) in the transfer group compared to the group that received visits only. The livestock gains persisted in the second year of the program, though production increases may not have. An analysis of mechanisms suggests that increases in productivity came through increased investments in agricultural inputs, including chemical fertilizer.

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2 Responses to Upcoming Events

  1. Tsegaye says:

    who are elligeble attendee for the DC seminars

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