This presentation was presented in Nairobi, Kenya on May 24, 2017 describing the problems Sub-Saharan Africa faces for missing the "Green Revolution" of seed-fertilizer between 1960-2000 and what can be done today.
This study assesses both the demand for and the effectiveness of an innovative index insurance product designed to help smallholder farmers in Bangladesh manage risk to crop yields and the increased production costs associated with drought.
This presentation took place in Nairobi, Kenya on February 8, 2017 and seeks to analyze the impacts of Western Seed Company's (WSC) hybrid maize program on the welfare of smallholder farmers in Kenya's mid-altitude regions.
This presentation is based on the AMA Innovation Lab projects for the Mind the Gap Workshop. This workshop was designed to allow for discussion of the pressing problem of the “yield gap” and the constraints to technology adoption that cause it.
This presentation is based on the AMA Innovation Lab projects throughout Africa. This research seeks to explore the growing gap between the rural poor farmers of Africa and their barriers relating to adopting new technologies.
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.
This paper evaluates causal impacts of a large-scale agricultural extension program for smallholder women farmers on food security in Uganda through a regression discontinuity design that exploits an arbitrary distance-to-branch threshold for village program eligibility.
This presentation took place at George Washington University, United States on November 6, 2014 describing how greater use of improved technologies could raise productivity and welfare in developing countries.
This presentation took place at George Washington University, United States on November 6, 2014 describing the importance of physical and informational infrastructure absence for Tanzanian small-scale fisheries.
This presentation took place in Maputo, Mozambique on September 15, 2014 describing the mounting factors resulting in low levels of productivity in Mozambique. This presentation is translated from Portuguese.
This presentation took place in University of California Davis, United States describing agricultural technology constraints amount in the form credit constraints, informational barriers, technical support, among others in Senegal.
This presentation took place in University of California Davis, United States describing a three-year research project promoting smallholders to purchase index insurance contracts via coupled credit in Ghana.
This presentation took place at the Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research Regional Partners Meeting in Accra, Ghana on July 8-9, 2013 describing innovative projects addressing the three primary socioeconomic constraints.
The paper explores the context and constraints to fertilizer use among smallholders in Ethiopia, and whether these constraints affect the demand for weather index insurance (WII), designed to insure the cost of input use.
In this paper we use panel data on horticultural growers in Nicaragua to address the determinants of adoption into the supermarket channel, the determinants of “duration” as supermarket suppliers, and the effect of time to adoption and duration on farm capital and farm technology choice.