Presentation: Constraints to Adoption - Learning in Highly Variable Environments

Many things affect yields. The production environment, the technology bundle used, and the match between production environment & technology bundle are a few examples. When a farmer is trying to figure out the optimal approach for her field's needs, she has to keep many factors in mind. Some factors include using hybrid seeds, fertilizers and herbicides.

This presentation is based on the AMA Innovation Lab project Evaluating the Socio-economic Impacts of Western Seed's Hybrid Maize Program in Kenya. This project seeks to analyze the impacts of Western Seed Company's (WSC) hybrid maize program on the welfare of smallholder farmers in Kenya's mid-altitude regions.

This presentation took place at the Sarova Panafric Hotel Nairobi, Kenya on February 8, 2017.