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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 ...
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. ...
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Rice Farming

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Rice Farming

June 29, 2015
Devika Balachandran describes the science of GHG emissions in rice farming and how AgResults plans to implement a pilot to encourage the adoption of agronomic practices and technologies in Vietnam that lower emissions in rice production.  ...
AgResults Welcomes New Implementers to the Nigeria AflasafeTM Pilot

AgResults Welcomes New Implementers to the Nigeria AflasafeTM Pilot

May 27, 2015
Adebowale Akande, Pilot Manager of the Nigeria AflasafeTM Pilot, welcomes new Implementers into the Pilot’s second year of implementation... ...
Notes from the Field—Challenges with the Quality of Pro-Vitamin A Enriched Orange Maize in Zambia

Notes from the Field—Challenges with the Quality of Pro-Vitamin A Enriched Orange Maize in Zambia

March 23, 2015
Guest Post by Denise Mainville, Evaluation Team ...
AgResults Selects Four Millers to Launch New Biofortified Provitamin A Maize Meal Product in Zambia

AgResults Selects Four Millers to Launch New Biofortified Provitamin A Maize Meal Product in Zambia

February 06, 2015
The Secretariat of the AgResults initiative is pleased to announce the selection of four Zambian millers to participate in Year 1 of the Zambia Biofortified Maize Pilot. ...
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