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Nutrition incentives in dairy contract farming in northern Senegal

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  • Bernard, Tanguy
  • Hidrobo, Melissa
  • Le Port, Agnès
  • Rawat, Rahul

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Health-related incentives to reward effort or commitment are commonplace in many professional contracts throughout the world. Typically absent from small-scale agriculture in poor countries, such incentives may help overcome both health issues for remote rural families and supply issues for firms. Using a randomized control design, we investigate the impact of adding a micronutrient-fortified product in contracts between a Senegalese dairy processing factory and its seminomadic milk suppliers. Findings show significant increases in frequency of delivery but only limited impacts on total milk delivered. These impacts are time sensitive and limited mostly to households where women are more in control of milk contracts.

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  • Bernard, Tanguy & Hidrobo, Melissa & Le Port, Agnès & Rawat, Rahul, 2017. "Nutrition incentives in dairy contract farming in northern Senegal," IFPRI discussion papers 1629, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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    Keywords

    nutrition; incentives; contract farming; supply chain; production economics; dairy industry; dairies; dairying; health; households; women; gender; dairy farms; milk production; rural areas; rural communities; dairy value chain; D13 Household Production and Intrahousehold Allocation; Q12 Micro Analysis of Farm Firms; Farm Households; and Farm Input Markets; O12 Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development;

    JEL classification:

    • D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation
    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

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