Papers and Presentations

Presentation: Mind the Gap Workshop

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. 

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.

Presentation: Identifying Constraints and Innovating Solutions for Broadly Based Growth

Even when aid is regularized into cash assistance programs, an important question to ask is if there are potentially more cost-effective methods of addressing the problem by treating the causes, rather than its symptoms. This presentation is based on the AMA Innovation Lab projects for the Engaging Universities to End Global Poverty and Hunger Workshop.

Presentation: Labor Markets and Poverty in Village Economies

About 1 billion people still live in extreme poverty.  With labor being their only outlet, understanding the link between labor market choices and poverty is key to poverty reduction. This presentation took place in Washington DC, United States on June 29, 2016 by BRAC.