The Feed the Future Advancing Local Leadership, Innovation and Networks (ALL-IN) program has opened its 2020 call for research proposals from researchers at African institutions to advance host country leadership in defining and implementing research projects.
In affirming our support for Black lives and justice for marginalized groups around the globe we join our colleagues in the UC Davis community and our broader research community, including our researchers and research partners, implementation partners and individual families who take part in our work.
These unprecedented times are testing the resilience of rural families and the food and market systems they rely on. The work we do has never been more important, and in spite of the challenges we all face, we will continue to make progress in building a more resilient future.
While bundling drought-tolerant maize with index insurance generated significant drought resilience for small-scale farmers, seed and insurance companies need continued support to scale the product, particularly where farmers have little experience with either improved seeds or insurance.
SimPastoralist is a digital app the MRR Innovation Lab is using in northern Kenya to explain index-based livestock insurance while collecting data that can help design insurance that responds better to women’s needs.
The MRR Innovation Lab invites researchers at U.S. universities to submit proposals for four-year research projects that develop or test innovative ways to promote food security and resilience worldwide.
Congressman John Garamendi and Patricia Garamendi met with the MRR Innovation Lab at UC Davis in August, 2019 to discuss the new research program and UC Davis and how a technology to manage risk could stabilize communities across Africa’s drought-prone Sahel.
The University of California, Davis, will lead a new global research program to build and test ways to overcome some of the biggest remaining challenges for lifting and keeping rural families out of poverty in developing countries.