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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.

Families in Mozambique’s Bread Basket Need Continued Support Post-Idai

July 05, 2019
Humanitarian efforts in central Mozambique have saved lives and helped families to begin their recovery from losses to cyclone Idai, but many challenges remain. Research on a similar disaster in Honduras two decades ago suggests that long-term support is likely necessary for families who already struggled before the storm.

UC Davis Event Weighs in on the Impacts of Animal-sourced Foods

May 30, 2019
At a UC Davis World Food Center’s May 2019 event, AMA Innovation Lab director Michael Carter opened the afternoon session with a discussion about how financial instruments can help combat malnutrition and alter poverty dynamics in the face of climate change.

Promoting Recovery and Resilience During Conflict in Colombia

May 06, 2019
In over sixty years of armed conflict in Colombia, more than 220,000 have died and millions have been displaced, creating poverty and hardship that could last for generations. New research is seeking insights on promoting mobility and resilience even in these extreme environments.