There are three primary socioeconomic constraints to successful and sustainable adoption of profitable agricultural technology and crops. These are knowledge, liquidity, and risk. Sustaining adoption requires holding liquidity and creditworthiness. Several ways of addressing this have been through voucher coupons, interlinking weather insurance with credit, developing satellite based index insurance, and livestock based index insurance.
This presentation took place at the Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research Regional Partners Meeting in Accra, Ghana on July 8-9, 2013.