Policy lessons from the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative by Ben Jaques-Leslie, Agriculture Program Manager, J-Pal
Do agricultural profits increase when there is access to capital? Are risk-mitigating crops more effective than agricultural insurance? Can information lead to changes in farming practices? To answer these questions, the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative reviewed the economic literature in agriculture and developed a series of policy lessons. They also examined the effectiveness of interventions in promoting profitable agricultural technology adoption and its impact on smallholder farmers.