Papers and Presentations

Presentation: Filling a Niche

This presentation took place at Nairobi, Kenya on February 8, 2017, and describes how CIMMYT research on hybrid adoption in Kenya distinguishes maize breeding at targeted high elevations.

Presentation: Heterogeneous Constraints and Incentives and the Uptake of Agricultural Innovations by Smallholder Farmers

Observations of smallholder farmer inefficiency often reflect failure to control for nature. An example would be Ivorien rice farmers effected on their production frontier once inconsistent control for soils, rain, and pests are involved.  So perhaps a non-uptake adoption is optimal as well? This presentation is based on the AMA Innovation Lab projects for the Mind the Gap Workshop.