Dept. of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Scholarly research of futures, options, and derivative markets.
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How do CKWs respond to performance – based incentives? The case of Ugandan Community Knowledge Workers (2015-07-16)This paper analyses the response of agricultural extension workers to incentives generated by a Grameen Foundation-sponsored extension program. The effectiveness of extension services in agricultural development has been ...
(2015-07-17)As family’s income around the world has been increasing in recent years, the demand for chicken meat and pork has been growing. Moreover, this trend is expected to continue in the next decades. In the other hand, world’s ...
An investigation of the relationships among homegardens, dietary diversity, and the nutritional status of children aged 0 to 5 in Indian households (2015-07-22)Using micro level household survey data from India, I investigate the variation in the presence of the household homegardens, the household dietary diversity and the nutritional status of children between the ages of 0 to ...
(2015-07-20)The importance of increasing African agriculture productivity is gaining attention as population is expected to grow by 1.3 billion people between now and the year 2050 (Haub & Kaneda, 2013). Adoption of mechanization has ...
(2015-07-14)This dissertation present three studies related to the factors that may help explain differential farm outcomes and marketing strategies among farmers in India. I focus my analysis on two sources: social networks and market ...