Position open to local Kenyan hires only.
About Innovations for Poverty Action:
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is an international non-profit research organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems.
IPA works in partnership with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations in the fields of health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture.
We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale.
About the Project:
SHEP PLUS (Smallholder Horticultural Empowerment Project for Local and Up-Scaling) refers to the consecutive activities for empowering smallholder horticulture farmers and agricultural extension officers.
Through the project activities, farmers are encouraged to change their mind-sets from “grow and sell,” just cultivating the crops without understanding how the agriculture products are sold in the market, to “grow to sell,” providing the products based on the market demand.
The SHEP Approach improves the motivation, knowledge and skills of farmers and agricultural extension officers for a tangible result: increased income from horticulture.
The objective of this study is to measure the impacts of SHEP PLUS on living standards of the beneficiary farmers and identify contributing factors to achieve the impacts and to analyze selection behavior of farmers, such as adopting new knowledge and skill, in terms of behavioral economics.
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