The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Assets and Market Access (also known as 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 States 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.