May 2018
Author(s): Macours, Karen; Salazar, Lina; Gachot, Sebastien; Jacquet, Bruno; Fahsbender, Jossie; Rambao, Jery; Gignoux, Jérémie; Wright, Kelsey
Smart subsidy programs have been advocated in many developing countries to encourage the adoption of modern inputs and increase agricultural productivity. Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa has shown…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Technology Transfer to Small Farmers Program, which aims to sustainably improve small farmers' agricultural income and food security in the north and northeast department of Haiti.
Mar 2017
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Schaur, Georg; Volpe Martincus, Christian
Trade facilitation policies intend to simplify administrative processes and accelerate the handling of shipments across borders. Recent research shows that these policies have substantial effects on…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian
Real borders can be thick. They are not dimensionless lines as typically assumed in theoretical models and standard empirical analyses, but a zone populated by agencies that develop and administer…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian
Las fronteras reales pueden ser densas. No son líneas adimensionales tal como se asume generalmente en los modelos teóricos o en los análisis empíricos, sino regiones pobladas por múltiples agencias…
Aug 2016
Author(s): FONTAGRO
This publication, produced by FONTAGRO with the support of the Global Environment Facility and our sponsors, combines a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from eleven successful cases that…
Aug 2016
Author(s): FONTAGRO
Concurso de casos exitosos FONTAGRO 2015. FONTAGRO organizó un concurso con el fin de identificar casos exitosos de adaptación al cambio climático en la agricultura familiar, y difundir las lecciones…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Schaur, Georg; Volpe Martincus, Christian
Security concerns in a context of increasingly segmented supply chains haveled to stricter border control measures, which may potentially negatively
affect international trade. Customs around…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Graziano, Alejandro; Schaur, Georg; Volpe Martincus, Christian
Firms selling products abroad usually have to interact with several borderagencies that develop multiple trade regulations and oversee their
compliance. These regulations establish the…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Graziano, Alejandro; Schaur, Georg; Volpe Martincus, Christian
We examine transaction-level Peruvian import data to show that firms are subject to significant costs of port-of-entry delays. At the transaction level, we observe the time it takes a shipment to…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Schaur, Georg; Graziano, Alejandro; Volpe Martincus, Christian
In this paper, we estimate the effects of transit systems that substantiallystreamline administrative processing of trade flows. In so doing, we use a
unique dataset that consists of the…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Carballo, Jerónimo; Graziano, Alejandro
In this paper, we estimate the effects of custom-related delays on firms'exports. In so doing, we use a unique dataset that consists of the universe
of Uruguay's export transactions…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Helfand, Steven M.; Rada, Nicholas E.
The role of farm size has recently come to the forefront of agricultural development debates. Agricultural development policy often focuses on small farms given evidence of their role in poverty…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Lachaud, Michée Arnold; Bravo-Ureta, Boris E.; Ludeña, Carlos E.
This study estimates Climate Adjusted Total Factor Productivity (CATFP) for agriculture in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) countries, while also providing comparisons with several regions of the…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Arráiz, Irani; Calero, Carla; Jin, Songqing; Peralta, Alexandra
This paper evaluates the short-term impacts of a development project that aims to increase mango yields, sales of mango products, and the income of small mango farmers in rural Haiti. Various…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Valdés Conroy, Héctor; Schijman, Agustina; Molina, Adriana
This is the second of seven detailed reports published with the evaluation Review of the Bank's Support to Agriculture, 2002-2014: Evidence from Key Thematic Areas conducted by the Office of…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Valdés Conroy, Héctor; Schijman, Agustina; Molina, Adriana
Este documento es el segundo de siete informes detallados que acompañan la evaluación Revisión del Apoyo del Banco al Sector Agropecuario, 2002-2014: Evidencia de Áreas Temáticas Clave llevada a cabo…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Rius, Andrés
In 2006 Uruguay's Parliament voted to establish a system of individual livestock traceability that would initially be mandatory for bovine populations, and in future stages will encompass all…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Aramburu, Julián; González, Mario; Salazar, Lina; Winters, Paul
This paper presents the results of an impact evaluation for the CRIAR program, implemented in rural areas in Bolivia. The objective of this program is to increase the agricultural income and food…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Aramburu, Julián; González, Mario; Salazar, Lina; Winters, Paul
Este estudio presenta los resultados de la evaluación de impacto del programa CRIAR. Este programa tiene como objetivo incrementar los niveles de ingreso y seguridad alimentaria a través de mejoras…