Natural resource management

Paper: Unintended Consequences of Enforcement in a Cooperative Institution: Experimental Evidence from Tanzanian Fishers

Small-scale fisheries in developing countries employ the majority of the world's fishers and are a critical source of income and nutrition for billions of people, yet they frequently suffer from overfishing. The team explores the mechanisms by which this undesirable outcome arises and argue that institutional reform should consider that resource users make jointly determined decisions about gear choice, including illegal ones, and harvest rates.

Presentation: Scaling Foundational and Adapted Yield Gap Strategies

It is possible to utilize a combination of breeder input, meteorological data, farmer preference data and distributed yield data to develop are-specific variety recommendations.  Through ground-truth findings, trained field staff can provide fairly effective variety recommendations tailored to the farmers. This presentation is based on the AMA Innovation Lab projects for the Mind the Gap Workshop.