Africa Projects


Current Projects

community activists in Mozambique

Resilience in the Aftermath of Disaster in Mozambique

The MRR Innovation Lab is expanding an ongoing RCT to learn how communities recover from a disaster like Cyclone Idai and whether the program made communities more resilient and to extend USAID research on resilience measurement.

Smoothing Seasonal Hunger through Planning in Zambia

This expansion of an ongoing project in Zambia expansion tests whether a low-cost planning intervention improves savings, shifts how families distribute household resources and whether the intervention changes how families make decisions at the next harvest.

Assessing Seed System Resilience with Structured Genotyping in Uganda

An MRR Innovation Lab research team is leveraging recent advances in DNA fingerprinting to test maize and bean seeds from across supply chains in Uganda to identify leaks responsible for low-quality seeds reaching farms, creating an opportunity to enhance seed system resilience.

The Value of Linking Farmers to Maize Value Chains in Rwanda

In Rwanda, MRR Innovation Lab researchers are measuring the impacts of connecting maize farmer cooperatives with the innovative processor Kumwe Harvest to provide a stable market for newly harvested maize while increasing the quantity accepted for purchase.

Completed Projects

fruit market in Uganda

Building Market Linkages for Smallholder Farmers in Uganda

This project aims to combine the market linkage services of a highly reputable private sector brokerage firm with high‐frequency data collection, an innovative digital trading platform and a set of contractual guarantees for smallholder farmers in Uganda.