As an activity of the Global Action Network (GAN), the AMA Innovation Lab and the International Labor Organization’s Impact Insurance Facility is convening a consortium of partners from the development sector to share knowledge on agriculture index insurance.
Hotel Fairview, Bishops Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
This webinar highlighted three AMA Innovation Lab projects as case studies to provide clear evidence of the need to target improved seed and fertilizer interventions tailored to reflect the variation in soils.
This event promoted evidence from rigorous impact evaluations and research and encouraged increased uptake and utilization of research and innovation to influence policy and drive change in African agricultural development.
Uninsured risk remains a major hurdle to smallholder farmer investment, productivity growth, and poverty reduction. Index-based insurance is a promising solution. This event will cover lessons learned on agricultural and livestock index insurance pulling from over a decade of USAID-funded research.
Given that majority of Kenyan farmers are small-scale producers characterized by small land holding and limited use of modern technologies, there is no doubt that the sector will bank on appropriate innovations to increase agricultural output against the ever increasing demand for food.
This conference at UC Davis featured how academic institutions can play a role in delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in three key thematic areas: access to clean energy and water, sustainable food production, and healthy lives and well-being.
Haiti is one of the poorest and most food insecure countries in the world. Enhancing the productivity of staple crops, especially rice, is crucial to improving income and food security among vulnerable rural households.
Discussion and real engagement of the issues was encouraged, and new ideas and synergies emerged from the workshop and bringing this issue of “MIND THE GAP” to the research and policy-making forefront.
The Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC 20004, USA