Changes in commodity prices may impact smallholder farmers in various ways: to what extent do higher prices transmit to the farmer (or are they captured by intermediaries)? Can higher prices spur higher investment or lead to better outcomes for farming households, reducing poverty? This Investment Brief highlights key messages from the available experimental and quasi-experimental evidence on this topic and identifies evidence gaps for future work.

Lorenzo Casaburi, Michael PodestaClaudia Casarotto
Publication type: 
Brief
Date: 
January 13, 2023
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