The Socio-Economic Program gathers and analyses data to produce information on topics such as:

  • Constraints at the farmer’s level, 
  • Farmer privatization,
  • Adaptation and adoption of technologies (cost and benefits), 
  • The economics of integrated pest management, 
  • Cost and benefit of soil fertility and maintenance packages, 
  • Post-harvest marketing, and 
  • Access, cost, and benefit of animal traction.

The program undertakes studies that:

  • Measure the impact of economic issues as they affect farm operations, 
  • Explore the impact of policies regarding potential returns of investment in agriculture, and
  • Evaluate the impact of projects such as those seeking to improve farmer’s transplanting practices, utilization of green manure, access to animal traction, and control of soil erosion.