Can mobile phone improve agricultural outcomes? Evidence from a randomized experiment in Niger(2015),Aker J.C., Ksoll C. Food Policy.
: Chanmi Yun
2019. 01. 09. (Thu) - 11:30 ~ 13:00
Seminar room 418, Graduate School of International Agricultural Technology
6. Main contents
○ This paper conducts the randomized evaluation in Niger, in which individuals were provided with access to shared mobile phones and learned how to use them, all in the context of an adult education program entitled Project ABC.
○ The ABC program taught students how to use a simple mobile phone and distributed a shared mobile phone (worth US$ 5) to a group of five students
○ OLS, Difference-in-difference
○ The results in this paper suggest that farmers who receive access to a joint mobile phone and learn how to use it increase the number of types of crop grown, primarily by increasing their production of marginal crops.