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Empowering Women Farmers: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Mozambique
Last registered on July 12, 2019

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Empowering Women Farmers: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Mozambique
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0003304
Initial registration date
May 29, 2019
Last updated
July 12, 2019 11:54 AM EDT
Location(s)

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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
World Bank
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
World Bank
PI Affiliation
World Bank
PI Affiliation
UCL
PI Affiliation
Leuphana University
PI Affiliation
Leuphana University
PI Affiliation
Leuphana University
PI Affiliation
World Bank
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2016-02-01
End date
2021-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
This research project aims to shine light on the constraints hindering women farmers' adoption of technologies, access to markets, and entrepreneurship. We randomly assign 112 villages in Tete province in Mozambique to 3 groups. The first group receives an agriculture extension program. The second group receives both the agriculture program and a psychology-based personal initiative training. The third group receives neither intervention.

External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Boxho, Claire et al. 2019. "Empowering Women Farmers: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Mozambique." AEA RCT Registry. July 12. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.3304-2.0.
Former Citation
Boxho, Claire et al. 2019. "Empowering Women Farmers: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Mozambique." AEA RCT Registry. July 12. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/3304/history/49896.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
The agricultural extension program provides training on best farming practices and basic agribusiness skills. The personal initiative training teaches an entrepreneurial mindset focused on pro-activeness, future orientation, and perseverance.
Intervention Start Date
2017-10-01
Intervention End Date
2018-06-30
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Our outcomes of interest are adoption of agricultural technologies, productivity, off-farm diversification, and incomes.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
This study takes place in 112 villages in Tete province in Mozambique. Within each village, 20 female farmers were randomly selected to participate in the study. The villages were randomly allocated to 3 groups. The first group receives an agriculture extension program. The second group receives both the agriculture program and a psychology-based personal initiative training. The third group receives neither intervention.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer.
Randomization Unit
Villages.
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
112 communities
Sample size: planned number of observations
2,240 women farmers.
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
37 villages (740 women): Agricultural program
38 villages (760 women): Agricultural program + Personal initiative training
37 villages (740 women): Control group
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Health Media Lab (HML)
IRB Approval Date
2018-12-12
IRB Approval Number
IRB #1211, IORG #850
Analysis Plan

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