The Feed the Future BASIS Assets and Market Access Innovation Lab (BASIS) identifies and supports innovative agricultural economic research around the globe and promotes those projects that empower the vulnerable to sustainably rise up out of poverty.

       Structured as a virtual institute comprised of researchers from all over the world, operating with the support of the United State’s Agency for International Development (USAID), BASIS concentrates our policy-relevant research on programs intended to enhance the capacity of smallholder farmers to manage risk, adopt productive technologies and participate positively in the process of economic growth.
 

I4
Index Insurance Innovation Initiative
BASIS, the United States Agency for International Development, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Micro-Insurance Innovation Facility of the International Labour Organization, and Oxfam America announce the creation of the Index Insurance Innovation Initiative (I4).