Improving Yields with Improved Recommendations

We report preliminary results of an intervention that aims to promote the adoption of new technologies by small producers in the state of Tlaxcala. The intervention was carried out during the 2015-2017 agricultural cycle. The producers received a soil analysis, visits from specialized technicians and subsidized inputs in order to increase the per hectare productivity of their maize plots. The results show that, on average, the producers increased their productivity by 100-250 kilograms per hectare in comparison to those who did not receive the intervention. 

Corral,  C., Giné, X., Mahajan, A. Seira, E. "Improving Yields with Improved Recommendations", Ferdi Policy Brief B155, September 2016