MRR Solutions Intern Feature

Empowering Women in Nepal with Goats, Training and Community

June 24, 2020
Focusing development programs on women can have impacts that go beyond income and poverty. In Nepal, a Feed the Future research team found that a prominent asset transfer and training program had important impacts on women's empowerment.

Leveraging Machine Learning to Improve Livestock Insurance for Pastoralist Families

October 24, 2019
NDVI has been commonly used to build index insurance, a type of insurance that in the past decade has protected tens of thousands of pastoralist families in eastern Africa from drought. Now, a new technology may be on the brink of beating NDVI on predicting forage quality, and it comes from an entirely different field.

The Challenge of Taking Chickpea Innovations from the Lab to the Field

September 24, 2019
By transforming how chickpeas can withstand a complex set of problems, beyond just drought, researchers hope to aid smallholder farmers. But ultimately, getting these improved varieties to farmers in the field is a complex task that requires work beyond just the laboratory.