Media Mentions

How Climate Change Is Punishing the World's Poor

December 08, 2020
This season, the UC Davis Unfold Podcast features MRR Innovation Lab research in northern Kenya that pairs a prominent poverty graduation program with index insurance to keep pastoralist families from falling so deep into poverty that they have no way to recover.

Borgen Magazine Features the MRR Innovation Lab

October 18, 2019
On October 18, 2019, Borgen Magazine featured the new MRR Innovation Lab and its program to study the root causes of poverty and food insecurity with a particular focus on resilience.

VoxDev Features Research from Mozambique on Temporary Subsidies

October 13, 2019
On October 13, 2019, VoxDev featured an article by MRR Innovation Lab director Michael Carter and his collaborators about their experiment in Mozambique that showed temporary fertilizer subsidies can have a lasting impact on adoption. 

Devex Features MRR Innovation Lab as USAID Shifts toward Resilience

September 05, 2019
On September 5, 2019, Devex featured the new MRR Innovation Lab at UC Davis as part of the broader shift within USAID toward a focus on resilience. With a growing threat of drought and other weather-related disasters, a focus on resilience creates opportunities to reduce the total number of families in need. 

Moving the Land Reform Agenda Forward in South Africa

June 25, 2019
Land reform, including land redistribution, can be smart government policy, according to a new op-ed by AMA Innovation Lab director Michael Carter and UC Davis development economist Julian May in South Africa's Daily Maverick. 

Outlook Magazine Features AMA Innovation Lab Research on Hope

May 24, 2019
Outlook Magazine, a publication of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, published a story on research in behavioral economics by AMA Innovation Lab director Michael Carter and principal investigator Travis Lybbert for its Summer 2019 issue.