Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University
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Finding the right partners and places to ask questions is paramount to understanding the drivers of agricultural transformation. To facilitate opportunities for researchers and partners to develop trust and scope early-stage evaluation questions, A TAI funds small Proposal Development grants. These support very preliminary, exploratory research activities, including researcher travel. With this Proposal Development grant, researchers are developing partnerships to explore the feasibility of a future randomized evaluation in Burkina Faso. Specifically, they would like to investigate different contracting mechanisms to increase compliance with quality and quantity standards among farmers’ enrolled in the government’s contract farming program.