Presentation: Mind the Gap Workshop

What are the primary barriers to adoption of new technologies and to intensification? A number of these barriers include financial dimensions relating to opportunity cost of capital, liquidity constraints, and extreme weather risk. Successful agricultural lending is rare, and when they do occur, loan defaults are common.

This presentation is based on the AMA Innovation Lab projects throughout Africa. This research seeks to explore the growing gap between the rural poor farmers of Africa and their barriers relating to adopting new technologies. 

This presentation took place at the Ronald Reagan Building, Polaris Room and International Center, United States on November 3, 2016.