Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89017
Authors: 
Pineda, Allan
Aguero, Marco
Espinoza, Sandra
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
IDB Working Paper Series IDB-WP-243
Abstract: 
Honduran farmers are at a disadvantage when dealing with intermediaries because they lack timely information about market prices. This paper first analyzes which information and communications technology (ICT) would be most suitable for sending price information to producers scattered throughout the country at a reasonable cost and in a sustainable way. Negotiations by two groups of farmers were compared: one to which market prices were not sent (control) and one to which prices were sent (treatment). A simple uninterrupted time series research design was used, followed by linear regression analysis and univariant analyses to determine the cases in which the treatment had an impact on farmersÂ’ negotiations. Findings are reported, as well as recommendations and lessons learned.
JEL: 
D24
O33
Q12
Q13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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