Northwestern University

Fri 12:00 PM

Agricultural Investments in Mali

When: Friday, April 22, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jeff Cernucan   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Agricultural productivity in Africa has stagnated for decades. Through a series of studies in Mali, we look at potential barriers African farmers face to adopting seemingly-profitable technologies such as fertilizer and hybrid seeds. This presentation explores the role of financial markets and will touch on barriers faced by women farmers in particular.

Lori Beaman, economics, focuses her research in the field of development economics, with an emphasis on three main topics: the role of social networks in the labor market, agricultural technology adoption, and women's mobility. She is a recipient of a National Science Foundation Early Career Development grant, and an affiliate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. She currently serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Development Economics.

This is part of the Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium. Find it on Facebook.

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