UC Davis Features AMA Innovation Lab Director's Research on Social Protection

farmers in Peru

On January 4, 2018, UC Davis featured new AMA Innovation Lab research on how social protection programs can support resilience among small-scale agriculturalists in developing economies. The new study by Michael Carter, a UC Davis professor of agricultural and resource economics and AMA Innovation Lab director, and Sarah Janzen, just published in the journal Environment and Development Economics, shows that insurance can be the most effective way to increase the resilience of poor households in the face of climate change while also preventing other households from falling into poverty. In the long-term, it also reduces the number of households that need emergency aid and stretches the aid budget further.

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