MRR Innovation Lab at UC Davis

So every rural family can take control of their future.

About the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk & Resilience

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk & Resilience (MRR) at UC Davis develops and tests financial and market innovations that take the most promising agricultural tools for families in developing economies from the lab to the field. Visit our website for frequent updates on proven approaches to promoting sustainable development and resilience. Learn more

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Tanzania Field Trial Finds On-site Soil Testing and Subsidies Can Increase Fertilizer Use and Maize Yields

A multidisciplinary research team supported by USAID just published results from Tanzania showing that targeted fertilizer recommendations from low-cost, on-site soil tests paired with subsidies to purchase the recommended fertilizer can increase maize yields on small-scale farms. These soil tests also showed that a change in basic national fertilizer recommendations provided by the government of Tanzania could address a common, important soil deficiency in Morogoro, where the study took place.  Read more