UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

Policy and Research Briefs

Carter, M.R. (2020). "Generating Resilience+ to Reduce Poverty and Spur Agricultural Growth," MRR Innovation Lab Insight 2020-01.

Boucher, S.R., M.R. Carter, T. Lybbert, P. Marenya, J. Malacarne, L. Paul (2019). “Innovations for Resilience Two ways in Mozambique and Tanzania,”MRR Innovation Lab Insight 2019-02.

Barrett, C.B., M.R. Carter and J-P Chavas (2019). "Shifting Assets, Capabilities and Risk to Aid Resilience and End Poverty," BASIS Brief 2018-08.

Flatnes, Jon Einar and Michael Carter (2019). “Reducing the Strain of Microfinance with a Small Collateral Requirement,” BASIS Policy Brief 2019-02.

Njagi, Tim and Michael Carter (2019). “Making Fertilizer Subsidies a Profitable Investment in Kenya,” MRR Innovation Lab Insight 2019-01.

Carter, Michael R. (2017). “Assurance indicielle : il faut des normes de sécurité minimales sur la qualité,” Blog de la Fondation FARM

Carter, Michael and Tara Steinmetz (2018). “Quality Standards for Agricultural Index Insurance: An Agenda for Action,” in State of Microfinance, MunichRE.

Stoeffler, Quentin, Catherine Guirkinger and Michael Carter (2018). Agricultural index insurance has big impacts for farmers in Burkina Faso, BASIS Brief 2018-05.

Carter, Michael and Sarah Janzen (2018). "Resilience-based Protection Blunts Climate Change Impacts on Poverty," BASIS Brief 2018-01.

Carter, Michael, Mary Mathenge, Samuel Bird, Travis Lybbert, Timothy Njagi and Emlia Tjernström (2017). Local Seed Company Fills a Niche to Increase Maize Productivity, BASIS Brief 2017-01.

Tjernström, Emilia, Travis Lybbert and Michael Carter (2017). Diverse Soils and Inputs Challenge Recommendations to Maize Farmers in Kenya, BASIS Brief 2017-3.

Carter, Michael R., Travis Lybbert and Stephen Boucher (2015). Bundling Innovative Risk Management Technologies to Improve Nutritional Outcomes of Vulnerable Agricultural Households, BASIS Brief 2015-02.

Stoeffler, Quentin, Thomas Barré and M R Carter (2015). Measuring Index Insurance Quality, BASIS I4 Brief 2015-1.

Carter, M.R., Rachid Laajaj and Dean Yang (2014). Temporary Subsidies have Long-lasting Impacts on Technology Adoption and Poverty in Mozambique. BASIS Brief 2014-08.  (Portuguese language version)

Carter, Michael R., Travis Lybbert and Emilia Tjernstrom (2014). Spurring Technological Innovation and Poverty Reduction: Evaluating the Impact of a New Seed Market Actor in Kenya BASIS Brief 2014-4.

Carter, Michael R. (2013). "Sharing the Risk and the Uncertainty: Public-Private Reinsurance Partnerships for Viable Agricultural Insurance Markets," I4 Brief no. 2013-1.

Carter, M.R., E. Tjernström and P. Toledo (2012). ”Investing in Small-Farm Productivity – The Nicaragua MCC Compact,” BASIS Brief 2012-6.

Carter, Michael R. and Sarah Janzen (2012). “Coping with Drought: Assessing the Impacts of Livestock Insurance in Kenya” I4 Brief no. 2012-01.

Elabed, Ghada, Marc Bellemare, Michael R Carter and Catherine Guirkinger (2011). "Two Triggers are Better than One: Innovative Insurance Design for Cotton Farmers in Mali" I4 Brief no. 2014-1.

Carter Michael R. (2011). “Innovations for Managing Basis Risk under Index Insurance for Small Farm Agriculture,” FERDI Policy Brief B41.

Carter, Michael R., Elizabeth Long and Andrew Mude (2011). “The IBLI Color Legend: Translating Index-Based Mortality Predictions into Meaningful Signals,” I4 Brief no.2011-01.

Carter, Michael R., Elizabeth Long and Stephen Boucher (2011). "Public-Private Partnerships for Agricultural Risk Management through Risk Layering," I4 Brief no. 2011-01.

Carter, Michael R., Rachid Laajaj and Dean Yang (2010). "Subsidies, Savings and Sustainable Food Security," BASIS Brief no. 2010-02.

Toledo, Patricia and Michael Carter (2010). "Impact of Business Services on the Economic Well-being of Small Farmers in Nicaragua," BASIS Brief no. 2010-01 (also available in Spanish).

Carter, Michael R. (2009). "Intelligent Design of Index Insurance Contracts for Smallholder Farmers and Pastoralists," in R Hill Vargas and M. Torrero (eds), Innovations in Insuring the Poor (Washington, D.C., International Food Policy Research Institute).

Barrett, Christopher B., Michael R. Carter, Sommarat Chantarat, John McPeak, and Andrew Mude (2008). "Altering Poverty Dynamics with Index Insurance: Northern Kenya's HSNP+," BASIS Brief no. 2008-08.

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