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AgResults Paves Way for New Project to Scale Aflasafe

AgResults Paves Way for New Project to Scale Aflasafe

December 11, 2017
Every six months, AgResults’ Steering Committee (SC), comprised of representatives from all five AgResults donors and the World Bank, convenes. At these meetings, the Secretariat and External Evaluators give updates on pilot design and implementation. While useful for tactical updates, the meetings importantly offer opportunities for stakeholders to deliberate on critical issues, from adjusting pilot design to evaluating pilot impact. One particularly rich discussion occurred dur...
Why DFID is investing in Payment by Results (PbR) approaches, what we are learning and how AgResults will contribute

Why DFID is investing in Payment by Results (PbR) approaches, what we are learning and how AgResults will contribute

September 08, 2017
The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has been a leader in the use of PbR in international development. DFID was a founding donor to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) in 2000, the Global Fund in 2002, the Global Partnership for Output Based Aid in 2003, and the Health Results Innovation Trust Fund in 2007, which each trialed and tested innovative PbR mechanisms. ...
Confidence and Excitement Regarding Progress in the GHG Emissions Reduction in Vietnam Pilot - Reactions from Vietnam Pilot Field Coordinator, Justin Kosoris

Confidence and Excitement Regarding Progress in the GHG Emissions Reduction in Vietnam Pilot - Reactions from Vietnam Pilot Field Coordinator, Justin Kosoris

September 08, 2017
On a field visit to Vietnam, Justin Kosoris and other members of the AgResults team saw the innovations being testing in the GHG Emissions Reduction Pilot in action. He shares his reaction. ...
Notes From the Field: Challenges in data collection in insecure areas

Notes From the Field: Challenges in data collection in insecure areas

July 07, 2017
While “security threat in Nigeria” might elicit thoughts of Boko Haram, in some areas of the North the largest threats actually stem from disputes over land between local tribes. Climate change is pushing a group of northern nomadic herders, the Fulani, south in search of land for their cattle (and livelihood) to graze. However, this land is owned by farmers whose crops are ruined when cattle graze. Though complicated by external political factors, much violence has arisen ...
US-Developed Technology Scaling in Markets Across Nigeria

US-Developed Technology Scaling in Markets Across Nigeria

June 02, 2017
Control agents are environment specific. Where the agent would be successful in, say, the United States, because of specifics in soil, environment and other details, it would be completely ineffective to help the billions of smallholders and their families across the globe....
Where there are no orange maize markets…

Where there are no orange maize markets…

February 10, 2017
We have made serious investments to develop technologies that improve the lives of people living in poverty. Among these, AgResults’ donors support a number of agriculture research institutions to develop improved seeds and bio-fortified foods targeting specific nutritional challenges. For example, in Zambia, where Vitamin A deficiency rates are some of the worst in the world – particularly in rural areas – we have invested significantly in creating bio-fort...
Pull mechanisms in development: How donors can influence private sector money to affect real change.

Pull mechanisms in development: How donors can influence private sector money to affect real change.

October 11, 2016
Pull mechanisms, also referred to as prizes, prize competitions, pay-for-success, or pay-for-results, offer donors a model in which they can harness the private sector’s innovation and ingenuity to find solutions to societal challenges. ...
Nigeria Year 1 Verification Results

Nigeria Year 1 Verification Results

October 02, 2015
AgResults awards $110,000 incentives to nine Nigerian aggregators working with farmers to produce aflatoxin-free maize  ...
PVA Maize Promoted at the Zambia Agricultural and Commercial Show

PVA Maize Promoted at the Zambia Agricultural and Commercial Show

August 28, 2015
During the Agricultural and Commercial Show, the AgResults Zambia Pilot team had the unique opportunity to promote PVA maize, network with stakeholders within the agriculture sector, and discuss the Zambia Pilot with a broad audience. ...
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