Contract Farming and Rural Transformation: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Benin
NBER Working Paper No. 25665
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We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the University of Illinois [Grant number: 2015-03766-03], the ISPC-SPIA program “Strengthening Impact Assessment in the CGIAR System (SIAC),” the CGIAR research program (CRP) RICE, and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA). The experiment was registered at the AEA RCT registry, ID AEARCTR-0002619 and received IRB approval from the University of Illinois (#16618). Helpful comments were provided by Kodjo Aflagah, Mary Arends-Kuenning, Chris Barrett, Kathy Baylis, Karen Brooks, Lorenzo Casaburi, Anna Josephson, Sunghun Lim, Hope Michelson, Jake Ricker-Gilbert, Gerald Shively, Tavneet Suri, Emilia Tjernström, and participants at the NBER Transforming Rural Africa Conference in Cambridge, MA, the CGIAR PIM Workshop in Vancouver, Canada and the International Rice Congress in Singapore. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.