Andrea Esquetini

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MRR Solutions Writing Intern


Andrea Esquetini is a senior at the University of California, Davis, where she studies communication and professional writing. She has worked as a multimedia assistant for the Mandela Washington Fellowship and as an intern for UC Davis Strategic Communications. She is interested in pursuing journalism after graduating. In 2019 he completed the MRR Innovation Lab Solutions Writing Internship for Agricultural Development.

Articles by Andrea Esquetini

Leveraging Machine Learning to Improve Livestock Insurance for Pastoralist Families

October 24, 2019
NDVI has been commonly used to build index insurance, a type of insurance that in the past decade has protected tens of thousands of pastoralist families in eastern Africa from drought. Now, a new technology may be on the brink of beating NDVI on predicting forage quality, and it comes from an entirely different field.