Understanding financial agricultural risk for smallholder farmers in developing countries: what do we know and not know?
3ie Evidence gap map report 9, 2017
This evidence gap map report examines the evidence on financial agricultural risk management instruments for smallholder farmers. The authors identified areas where there are (or are not) impact evaluations and systematic reviews that study these instruments. Research on the role of product quality, financial and product knowledge is lacking. Most instruments, and insurance in particular, have low take-up, hence an important question is what can be done to increase uptake.