Stimulating Private Sector Malaria Control (Outgrowers)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Richard Sedlmayr, Program for Appropriate Technology in Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01397851
First received: June 21, 2011
Last updated: April 2, 2013
Last verified: April 2013
  Purpose

Preliminary evidence from ongoing research provides strong indications that protecting farmers from malaria would be profitable for outgrowing agribusinesses in sub-Saharan Africa. The study team invests in experimental research to investigate this conjecture in more detail.


Condition Intervention
Malaria
Device: Insecticide-treated net (BASF Incerceptor)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Stimulating Private Sector Malaria Control: The Outgrower Opportunity

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Further study details as provided by PATH:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cotton yields [ Time Frame: 2010-2011 season (up to 1 year) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Farmer's cotton yields, as defined in the routine data collection system of the participating cotton outgrowing agribusiness


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Contract defaults [ Time Frame: 2010-2011 season (up to 1 year) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Defaults on input loans, as defined in the routine data collection system of the participating cotton outgrowing agribusiness

  • Increase in maize productivity [ Time Frame: 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons (up to 2 years) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Increase in self-reported maize productivity (yield on maize plots divided by size of maize plots), collected through validation survey

  • Self-reported malaria incidence [ Time Frame: 2010-2011 season (up to 1 year) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Over two weeks before interview, collected through validation survey


Enrollment: 81597
Study Start Date: December 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment: Insecticide-treated net
Smallholder farmers in the treatment group are informed that they won a raffle, and receive a free insecticide-treated net
Device: Insecticide-treated net (BASF Incerceptor)
One per farmer, once during the 2010-2011 season
No Intervention: Control
Smallholder farmers in the control group are informed that they had a chance to win an insecticide-treated mosquito net in a raffle, but did not end up winning

Detailed Description:

The study evaluates whether the sourcing of insecticide-treated nets and their distribution to smallholder farmers for free would be a profitable investment for a cotton outgrowing agribusiness in Zambia.

The study therefore carries out a major net distribution through the existing distribution channels of a cotton outgrowing agribusiness, evaluates the impact of this distribution on smallholder cotton yields, and values the profitability implications for the outgrowing agribusiness.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Farmers who contracted with the participating cotton outgrowing company in the 2010-2011 season
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01397851

Locations
Zambia
National Malaria Control Centre
Lusaka, Zambia
Sponsors and Collaborators
PATH
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Richard Sedlmayr, Principal Investigator, Program for Appropriate Technology in Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01397851     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PATH Outgrowers
Study First Received: June 21, 2011
Last Updated: April 2, 2013
Health Authority: Zambia: Ministry of Health
Zambia: Research Ethics Committee

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Malaria
Protozoan Infections
Parasitic Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 18, 2014