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Nutrition incentives in dairy contract farming in northern Senegal

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

No 1629, IFPRI discussion papers from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Abstract: 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.

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, (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017
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