This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition malaria
Treatment insecticide-treated net (basf incerceptor)
Sponsor PATH
Start date December 2010
End date December 2011
Trial size 81597 participants
Trial identifier NCT01397851, PATH Outgrowers


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.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose health services research
Smallholder farmers in the treatment group are informed that they won a raffle, and receive a free insecticide-treated net
insecticide-treated net (basf incerceptor)
One per farmer, once during the 2010-2011 season
(No Intervention)
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

Primary Outcomes

Cotton yields
time frame: 2010-2011 season (up to 1 year)

Secondary Outcomes

Contract defaults
time frame: 2010-2011 season (up to 1 year)
Increase in maize productivity
time frame: 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons (up to 2 years)
Self-reported malaria incidence
time frame: 2010-2011 season (up to 1 year)

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants of any age.

Inclusion Criteria: - Farmers who contracted with the participating cotton outgrowing company in the 2010-2011 season

Additional Information

Official title Stimulating Private Sector Malaria Control: The Outgrower Opportunity
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.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2013.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by PATH.