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Field experiment finds a simple change that could boost agricultural productivity by 60%

20:00 EDT 1 May 2019 | AAAS

(Bocconi University) Acknowledging 75% of the crop to tenants in crop-sharing contracts, instead of the customary 50%, can boost agricultural productivity and income levels in developing countries. In a field experiment in Uganda, Bocconi University's Selim Gulesci and colleagues found that, introducing the new sharing rules, output is 60% higher and tenants' income increases by 140%.

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