Fasal: Agricultural Price Information

We evaluate the impact of a mobile phone service in India called Fasal, Hindi for “crop”, offered by the technology firm Intuit. Registered smallholder farmers can access current day market price information on a selection of crops of their choice. Using an encouragement design, we randomize access to the service at the village level, and assess the impact of information on farmer incomes, behaviors, and livelihoods. The project is supported by a Stage 1 USAID Development Innovation Ventures grant.