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VoxDev Features Research from Mozambique on Temporary Subsidies

October 13, 2019
On October 13, 2019, VoxDev featured an article by MRR Innovation Lab director Michael Carter and his collaborators about their experiment in Mozambique that showed temporary fertilizer subsidies can have a lasting impact on adoption. 

Devex Features MRR Innovation Lab as USAID Shifts toward Resilience

September 05, 2019

On September 5, 2019, Devex featured the new MRR Innovation Lab at UC Davis as part of the broader shift within USAID toward a focus on resilience. With a growing threat of drought and other weather-related disasters, a focus on resilience creates opportunities to reduce the total number of families in need. 

“Our job is to take risks,” Michael Carter, director of the MRR Innovation Lab and professor of agricultural and resource economics at UC Davis, told Devex. “If we’re going to change the conversation, we can’t just keep doing the same old thing.”

Families in Mozambique’s Bread Basket Need Continued Support Post-Idai

July 05, 2019
Humanitarian efforts in central Mozambique have saved lives and helped families to begin their recovery from losses to cyclone Idai, but many challenges remain. Research on a similar disaster in Honduras two decades ago suggests that long-term support is likely necessary for families who already struggled before the storm.

Moving the Land Reform Agenda Forward in South Africa

June 25, 2019
Land reform, including land redistribution, can be smart government policy, according to a new op-ed by AMA Innovation Lab director Michael Carter and UC Davis development economist Julian May in South Africa's Daily Maverick. 

UC Davis Event Weighs in on the Impacts of Animal-sourced Foods

May 30, 2019
At a UC Davis World Food Center’s May 2019 event, AMA Innovation Lab director Michael Carter opened the afternoon session with a discussion about how financial instruments can help combat malnutrition and alter poverty dynamics in the face of climate change.

Outlook Magazine Features AMA Innovation Lab Research on Hope

May 24, 2019
Outlook Magazine, a publication of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, published a story on research in behavioral economics by AMA Innovation Lab director Michael Carter and principal investigator Travis Lybbert for its Summer 2019 issue.

Promoting Recovery and Resilience During Conflict in Colombia

May 06, 2019
In over sixty years of armed conflict in Colombia, more than 220,000 have died and millions have been displaced, creating poverty and hardship that could last for generations. New research is seeking insights on promoting mobility and resilience even in these extreme environments.