Journal Article

Impact of SMS-Based Agricultural Information on Indian Farmers

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2211
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A. World Bank Economic Review
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Fafchamps, Marcel
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Minten, Bart
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2014-07-30T15:21:25Z
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2014-07-30T15:21:25Z
dc.date.issued
2012-11
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2021-04-23T14:03:51Z
dc.description.abstract
This study estimates the benefits that Indian farmers derive from market and weather information delivered to their mobile phones by a commercial service called Reuters Market Light (RML). We conduct a controlled randomized experiment in 100 villages of Maharashtra. Treated farmers associate RML information with a number of decisions they have made, and we find some evidence that treatment affected spatial arbitrage and crop grading. But the magnitude of these effects is small. We find no statistically significant average effect of treatment on the price received by farmers, crop value-added, crop losses resulting from rainstorms, or the likelihood of changing crop varieties and cultivation practices. Although disappointing, these results are in line with the market take-up rate of the RML service in the study districts, which shows small numbers of clients in aggregate and a relative stagnation in take-up over the study period.
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World Bank Economic Review
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1564-698X
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10.1093/wber/lhr056
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/19077
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en_US
dc.publisher
Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank
dc.rights
CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
dc.subject
access to market
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agricultural price
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agricultural prices
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auction
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average price
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market information
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market price
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market prices
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market research
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marketing
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price inflation
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price level
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price uncertainty
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price variation
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producer prices
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sale
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sales
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surplus
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wholesale price
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wholesale prices
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Impact of SMS-Based Agricultural Information on Indian Farmers
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Journal Article
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2014-05-22
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Publications & Research :: Journal Article
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Agriculture
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Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
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Poverty
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Transport and ICT
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Finance and Markets
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Trade and Competitiveness
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1093/wber/lhr056
okr.journal.nbpages
383-414
okr.language.supported
en
okr.peerreview
Academic Peer Review
okr.region.country
India
okr.topic
Agriculture :: Agribusiness
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Agriculture :: Agriculture & Farming Systems
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Agriculture :: Crops & Crop Management Systems
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International Economics and Trade :: Access to Markets
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Markets and Market Access
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Regional Economic Development
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Private Sector Development :: E-Business
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Rural Development :: Rural Development Knowledge & Information Systems
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Rural Development :: Rural Poverty Reduction Strategies
okr.volume
26(3)

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