University of Illinois News Reports Results of MRR Field Trial in Tanzania

On December 1, 2021, the University of Illinois News Service announced results from MRR Innovation Lab research on soil testing and subsidies in Tanzania. The study found that targeted fertilizer recommendations from low-cost, on-site soil tests paired with subsidies to purchase the recommended fertilizer can increase maize yields on small-scale farms.

“The result stands out among similar studies because of the magnitude of the yield change – nearly 30% - and its statistical significance,” says Hope Michelson, associate professor of agricultural and consumer economics at the University of Illinois and a principal investigator on the research.

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