Improved seed use remains high in phase-out groups. An encouraging analysis finds farmers motivation to purchase improved seeds from market sources as they phase out of innovation programs. The effect appears to be stronger the longer the farmers have been using the improved seeds. However, for farmers who have not used improved seeds in recent seasons, there appears to be no integration.
This presentation is based on the AMA Innovation Lab projects for the BASIS AMA CRSP/I4 Index Insurance Innovation Initiative Technical Committee Meeting. This event was a gathering of researchers and stakeholders involved with the Index Insurance Innovation Initiative (I4) at UC Davis.
This presentation took place at George Washington University, United States on November 6, 2014.