Jeffrey LaFrance

Jeffrey T. LaFrance is a professor in the Department of Economics at Monash University and an Affiliated Professor at the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health and Adjunct Professor at the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University.

Content by Jeffrey LaFrance
  • Project

    Technology adoption and food security in rural Bangladesh

    The “System of Rice Intensification” (SRI), developed in Madagascar in the 1980s for liquidity-constrained smallholder farmers like those in Bangladesh, has demonstrated dramatic potential for increasing rice yields without requiring additional purchased inputs (seed, fertilizer, etc.), nor increased irrigation. But these gains, although widely documented in...

    30 Sep 2014 | Chris Barrett, Marcel Fafchamps, Garth Holloway, Asadul Islam, Mohammad Abdul Malek, Ummul Hasanath Ruthbah, Jeffrey LaFrance, Debayan Pakrashi