Investigating Price Fluctuations for Staple Crops in Zambia

Credit: Alex Berger

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, ATAI funds small Proposal Development grants. These support very preliminary, exploratory research activities, including researcher travel. With this Proposal Development grant, the researchers are gathering information about price fluctuations in staple crops at planting and harvest in Zambia to investigate the feasibility of a future randomized evaluation on price insurance and grain storage.