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

Resilient technologies
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Evidence Insight: Sparking Permanent Adoption of Resilience-building Agricultural Technologies

Small-scale farmers have always been slow to try new technologies, even those that promise to improve their economic well-being. This challenge is even greater with resilience-building technologies that reduce overall risk but that may not provide benefits in every year. New research has found that effective experiential learning with interventions structured to minimize the risk of trying these technologies can speed and sustain their adoption, empowering rural families to secure a more resilient future.

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