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Agresults Awards $181,437 in Prizes to Private Sector Seed Companies in Zambia

October 24, 2017

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at the Radisson Blu in Lusaka, the AgResults Initiative awarded its first two…

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AgResults Recognizes Indonesia Aquaculture Competitor Achievements during Year 3 Award Ceremony

June 11, 2024

On June 4, winners from Year 3 of the Indonesia Aquaculture competition were recognized for their achievements. To…

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Request for Proposals for Verifier Services for the FMD Vaccine Challenge Project

June 3, 2024

The Secretariat of AgResults (“Secretariat”) invites your organization to submit a proposal (“Proposal”) to provide verification services in…

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Overcoming Market Failures in Agrifood Systems

May 8, 2024

This article was originally published on the FAO website. At the April 17 workshop, representatives from AgResults and…

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Engaging Women’s Producer Organizations in Senegal to #InspireInclusion

March 7, 2024

The AgResults PM Team recently met with the Ndjoudien Women Producer Organization in the Kaffrine region of Senegal.…

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AgResults and Land O’Lakes Venture37 Reflect on Gender Inclusion in Tanzania at #AGRF2023

September 12, 2023

When food systems are inclusive, understandable they are stronger, more resilient, and more sustainable. But the question of…

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Exploring Gender Inclusion in Tanzania’s Dairy Sector at #AGRF2023

August 28, 2023

Building better food systems demands that youth and women play a central role—that’s what Africa’s Food Systems Forum…


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AgResults Indonesia Aquaculture Challenge Project Announces Year 2 Prize Winners

June 13, 2023

To mark the end of a successful second year, the AgResults Indonesia Aquaculture Challenge Project held a series…

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Pay for Results’ Role in Transforming Tanzania’s Dairy Input Supplier Model

February 13, 2023

Increased demand for fresh milk in Tanzania presents a major opportunity for smallholder farmers – yet, they still…

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AgResults Tanzania Dairy Productivity Challenge Project Launches into Sales Period 4

January 30, 2023

On January 25, project leadership hosted an information session with a wide range of 40 stakeholders which included…

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Request for Applications for Sales Period 4 Competitors and Producers for the AgResults Tanzania Challenge Project

January 1, 2023

On behalf of the AgResults Tanzania Dairy Productivity Project (the “Project”), the Project Manager (PM) Land O’Lakes Venture37 invites your organization…

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Exploring the Post-Project PVA Maize Market in Zambia

October 17, 2022

Vitamin A deficiency is a significant problem in Zambia: More than half of Zambian children ages 6 months to…

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AgResults Shares Experience Scaling Mitigation Practices at Forum Dedicated to Climate and Clean Air

October 3, 2022

Improvements to air quality can have many benefits, ranging from public health to agriculture to water quality. From…

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The Impact of Blending Pay-for-Results Incentivized Inputs and Dairy Advisory Services in Tanzania

September 19, 2022

Of the many threats that Tanzania’s dairy sector faces, disease is one of the biggest. Parasitic, viral, and…

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Using Pay-for-Results Incentives to Support a Reduction in Emissions Intensity in Tanzania

June 1, 2022

By Sydney Maanibe Sydney Maanibe is a Program Manager at Land O’Lakes Venture37 based in Arden Hills, Minnesota,…

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Tanzania Award Ceremony Recognizes Competitor Achievements in Sales Period 2

May 20, 2022

On May 19, the AgResults Tanzania Dairy Productivity Challenge Project held an award ceremony to recognize the achievements of…

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How Can We #BreaktheBias by Promoting Gender Inclusion in Food Security?

March 8, 2022

By Katie Hauser Katie Hauser is a Private Enterprise Officer at the USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food…

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Request for Applications for Sales Period 3 Competitors for the AgResults Tanzania Challenge Project

January 4, 2022

On behalf of the AgResults Tanzania Dairy Productivity Challenge Project, the Project Manager (PM) Land O’Lakes Venture 37…

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Newest AgResults Prize Competition Aims to Tackle Storage and Financing Obstacles in Senegal

October 29, 2021

On October 28, the AgResults Senegal Crop Storage Finance Challenge Project, which encourages warehouse owners and smallholder producer…

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Developing a Public Private Partnership Framework for FMD in Eastern Africa

October 28, 2021

by Badi Maulidi, GALVmed This post was originally published on the GALVmed website. Although Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) have…

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Contributing to the Sustainable Supply and Delivery of Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine in Eastern Africa

October 18, 2021

by Nina Henning, GALVmed This post was originally published on the GALVmed website. Endemic throughout Eastern Africa, Foot and Mouth…

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Request for Proposals for Verifier Services for the Senegal Crop Storage Finance Challenge Project

August 30, 2021

English The Secretariat of AgResults (“Secretariat”) invites your organization to submit a proposal (“Proposal”) to provide verification services…

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AgResults Vietnam Final Event Recognizes Competitors’ Achievements and Project Impact in Thai Binh

August 26, 2021

On August 25, the AgResults Vietnam GHG Emissions Reduction Challenge Project held its official closeout event to recognize…

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Impactful Design at a Glance: “Verification and Project Management”

August 16, 2021

This is the fifth and final post in a series to provide an overview of AgResults’ approach to…

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How Pay-for-Results is Driving Access to Finance for Tanzania’s Dairy Sector

July 19, 2021

Access to finance is crucial for businesses to support and expand operations; otherwise, they lack the cash flow…

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Tanzania Prize Ceremony Recognizes Competitor Achievements from Sales Period 1

June 30, 2021

On June 30, the AgResults Tanzania Dairy Productivity Challenge Project held a prize event to recognize the achievements…

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Impactful Design at a Glance: “Concept Sourcing”

May 25, 2021

This is the first in a series to provide an overview of the five phases of AgResults’ approach…

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AgResults Shares Achievements and Findings During World Bank Webinar Series

May 3, 2021

These days, with the shift toward blended finance in development funding, Pay-for-Results (PfR) prizes and other pull mechanisms…

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World Bank Open Learning Campus Series Features AgResults’ Achievements and Findings

April 12, 2021

As the development funding landscape shifts toward blended finance, Pay-for-Results (PfR) prizes and other pull mechanisms are gaining…

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AgResults Reflects on How Prizes Can Scale Agricultural Innovations at IITA/Gates Foundation Webinar

March 5, 2021

“If Africa wants to be ready to address the challenges it is facing in its food and agriculture…

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Embedding Sustainability from the Start of a Prize Competition

March 3, 2021

By Rodrigo Ortiz As the world prepares to recover economically from COVID-19, it’s key that we find ways…

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Upcoming Webinar: A Discussion with IITA and the Gates Foundation on Scaling Agricultural Innovations

February 25, 2021

Ahead of the Food Systems Summit later this year, the question of how to enable vulnerable populations to…

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Demonstrating How Prizes Drive Transformative Partnerships at the UN Sustainable Forum

February 18, 2021

Since the global COVID-19 pandemic began last year, ‘resilience’ has never been more important. Next week’s UN Sustainable Development…

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At the Crossroads of Inclusion and Growth: Blending Prizes with #ICTforAg in Tanzania

February 10, 2021

This blog post was originally published on the Agrilinks website. In development, inclusion and economic growth can sometimes be…

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AgResults Joins Agrilinks Webinar to Discuss How Prizes Use #ICTforAg to Drive Sustainability

January 27, 2021

Funding for digital agriculture remains largely driven by donors: In 2018, donors provided $212 million for digital agriculture…

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Partnerships and Prizes: Improving Nutrition for Dairy Cows in Tanzania

January 20, 2021

Smallholder dairy farmers face many obstacles to productivity, and arguably, access to nutritious feed for their cows is…

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AgResults Showcases Potential of Data Platform in Tanzania to Drive Inclusion at #ICTforAg2020

November 19, 2020

When properly incentivized, the private sector can drive digital inclusion among marginalized populations. On November 18 as part…

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AgResults to Highlight Role of Private Sector to Drive Digital Inclusion at Virtual #ICTforAg2020 Conference

November 12, 2020

How can development programs engage the private sector to drive digital inclusion? On November 18, AgResults joins a…

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The Market Path to Reducing Post-Harvest Losses in Africa

September 29, 2020

By Brett Rierson, Harvest Agricultural Solutions, Ltd. Africa’s 180 million smallholder farming families lose more than 30% of…

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AgResults Launches Aquaculture Prize Competition in Indonesia Led Locally by WWF

September 21, 2020

AgResults is pleased to announce its newest Pay-for-Results prize competition: The Indonesia Aquaculture Challenge Project, which is anticipated…

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A Step Forward with FMD Public-Private Partnerships in Eastern Africa

August 3, 2020

Dr Kellen Asena and Dennis Tonui to give cows the East Coast Fever vaccine at a farm near…

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Can Prizes Make Food Systems More Equitable?

March 8, 2020

By Jared Klassen Jared Klassen is a Program Officer for Agriculture and Food Systems Programs at Global Affairs…

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Interim Vietnam Competition Results Highlight Ongoing Progress to Reduce GHG Emissions

February 24, 2020

Three years in, the AgResults Vietnam GHG Emissions Reduction Challenge Project has had the opportunity to reflect on…

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The Conundrum of Defining Pay-for-Results Prizes: When is a Prize Too Large or Too Small?

January 30, 2020

By Tulika Narayan, Abt Associates As the External Evaluator for AgResults, Abt Associates uses a mix of quantitative…

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New AgResults Project Encourages FMD Vaccine Development and Uptake in Eastern Africa

January 24, 2020

On January 22, the AgResults Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Vaccine Challenge Project, which uses a prize competition…

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AgResults Prize Competition to Spur Dairy Productivity Launches in Tanzania

November 22, 2019

On November 21, the AgResults Tanzania Dairy Productivity Challenge Project held its official launch event to kick-off the…

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Can a Prize Competition Ensure Lasting Uptake of Rice Technology Practices that Reduce GHG Emissions in Vietnam?

October 30, 2019

By Tulika Narayan and Judy Geyer, Abt Associates As the External Evaluator for AgResults, Abt Associates uses a mix of…

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From the Climate-Smart Agriculture Conference: The Value and Impact of Prize Competitions

October 17, 2019

At last week’s 5th Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture, representatives from AgResults illustrated the value of leveraging private…

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AgResults Donor Visit to Thai Binh Underscores Local Support and Long-term Impact of Prize Competition to Reduce GHG Emissions of Rice Production

October 14, 2019

On October 1, 2019, the AgResults Steering Committee visited four competition sites of the Vietnam Emissions Reduction Challenge…

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AgResults to Highlight How Prize Competitions Can Promote Innovation in Climate-Smart Agriculture at Global Conference

September 29, 2019

How can prize competitions transform food systems in a changing climate? Two AgResults-led events at the 5th Global Science…

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Nigerian Maize Sector Recognizes Role of AgResults Competition to Boost Crop Quality and Prices

September 19, 2019

On September 12, the AgResults Nigeria AflasafeTM Challenge Project held its official closeout event to recognize how the six-year…

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AgResults Demonstrates Experience Designing Livestock Prize Competitions at GASL Meeting

September 17, 2019

AgResults sparked a lively conversation on how Pay-for-Results (PfR) prize competitions can drive private sector-led growth in the…

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Abt Associates Leads Panel on Pull Mechanisms at #AAEAATL19

July 17, 2019

From July 21 to 23, agricultural and economic experts will convene in Atlanta, Georgia for the 2019 Agricultural and…


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Fueling the Nigerian Maize Sector with a Pay-for-Results “Nudge”

June 24, 2019

This blog post was originally published on Marketlinks. You can’t see or smell them, but aflatoxins are one of…

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Expert Analysis: Three Insights Implementing Prize Competitions in Zambia and Kenya

April 22, 2019

By Hannah Guedenet and Andrew Gathecha This post was originally published on the Tanager International website. From 2015 to 2018,…

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AgResults Leads Prize Competition Clinic at the Market Systems Symposium

April 18, 2019

At the Market Systems Symposium in Cape Town, South Africa that ran from April 8 to 11, AgResults…

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Development Experts Convene to Discuss Pay-for-Results Experiences in Dynamic “Power Talks” Event

April 11, 2019

On April 5, development donors and leading practitioners gathered in Washington, D.C. to share experiences about private sector-led…

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Assessing the Impact of Prize Competitions to Increase Adoption of Aflasafe

March 20, 2019

By Abt Associates Has an AgResults prize competition in Nigeria created a market for AflasafeTM-treated maize? Have smallholder…

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AgResults Hosts Webinar on Prize Competitions and Market Systems Development on March 11

February 25, 2019

How does the AgResults prize competition model drive private sector-led inclusive market systems development? On Monday, March 11…

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Request for Proposals for Project Management Services for the AgResults Foot and Mouth Disease Advance Market Commitment Project

January 30, 2019

The Secretariat of AgResults (“Secretariat”) invites your organization to submit a proposal (“Proposal”) to provide project management services…

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The Benefit of Hindsight: How Market Systems Theory Could Have Predicted Aflasafe Uptake in Nigeria

January 18, 2019

This blog post was originally published on the BEAM Exchange blog.  Can we use market systems theory to predict…

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Nigeria Grain Aggregator Uses AgResults Prize to Invest in New Cleaning Facility

December 13, 2018

With a recent move, a maize aggregator in Nigeria has demonstrated how a pay-for-results prize competition can change…

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How Innovation is Redefining Global Agricultural Development

December 3, 2018

By Tristan Armstrong By 2050, the world’s population will grow by 2 billion people. At the same time,…

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AgResults Shares Progress to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Vietnam Rice Production at COP24

As the impacts of climate change become clearer, it’s critical that decisionmakers from around the world unite to…

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Private Sector Leverages Technology and Distribution to Improve On-Farm Storage for Smallholders

October 31, 2018

How can the private sector combat post-harvest grain losses, which contribute significantly to food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa?…

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AgResults Vietnam Experts Present at the 5th International Rice Congress

October 23, 2018

How is climate change impacting rice production? How can we strengthen rice value chains, given urbanization and industrialization?…

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Prizes in Nigeria Pilot Exceed Projections

March 1, 2018

As of February, AgResults made its final prize payment for Year 3 of the Nigeria Aflasafe Pilot. We…

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Results Based Incentive Structures for Agricultural Development

February 13, 2018

Results-based incentive structures can offer donors an opportunity to enter into higher-risk markets that, if successful, could lead…

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Kenyan Elections and Unrest Hinder Sales but Does Not Impede the AgResults Pilot

December 7, 2017

The Kenyan Presidential Election held on August 8 and the subsequent re-run on October 26 were closely watched…

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AgResults Vietnam GHG Emissions Reduction Pilot Hosts First Interim Prize Award Ceremony

December 6, 2017

AgResults is excited to announce the first prize winners in the Vietnam Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Pilot. The…

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Payments Totaling US $500,000 Awarded in Global Brucellosis Vaccine Prize Competition

September 28, 2017

Additional prizes have been awarded in a global US $30 million competition aimed at incentivising the development of…

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AgResults to extend the Nigeria Aflasafe Pilot for another year

September 9, 2017

In August, the AgResults Steering Committee unanimously agreed to extend the AgResults Nigeria Aflasafe™ Pilot for an additional…

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AgResults and PVA Maize Market Stakeholders Met to Discuss Challenges at First Zambia Lessons Learned Event

September 7, 2017

On June 22, the AgResults Zambia Biofortified Maize Pilot Manager hosted over 40 representatives from the private sector,…

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Brucellosis Outbreak in India Highlights Need for Greater Disease Control

September 5, 2017

A fresh outbreak of brucellosis in India serves as a stark reminder of the need for effective control…

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First Payments Awarded in $30 Million AgResults Brucellosis Vaccine Development Prize

July 17, 2017

Three organizations have each been awarded prizes of US $100,000 following their initial application to the Brucellosis Vaccine…

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AgResults Presents Biofortified Maize to Zambia President

June 2, 2017

On April 28, the AgResults Zambia Biofortified Maize Pilot team exhibited various provitamin A (PVA) maize meal products…

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US-Developed Technology Scaling in Markets Across Nigeria

Each November, smallholder farmers in Nigeria flock to their fields to begin one of the country's two maize…

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Brucellosis in the Developing World: An Interview with Jacques Godfroid

February 11, 2017

Later this month, the first round of applications will be judged for entry into AgResults’ Brucellosis Vaccine Prize…

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

October 11, 2016

The world of international development as we have known it for the past 50 years is evolving. No…

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Nigeria Year 1 Verification Results

October 2, 2015

AgResults awards $110,000 incentives to nine Nigerian aggregators working with farmers to produce aflatoxin-free maize.  Aflatoxin contamination is…

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PVA Maize Promoted at the Zambia Agricultural and Commercial Show

August 28, 2015

The AgResults Zambia Biofortified Maize Pilot aims to combat vitamin A deficiency within Zambia through the consumption of…

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Rice Farming

June 29, 2015

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has confirmed that anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), which are…

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AgResults Welcomes New Implementers to the Nigeria AflasafeTM Pilot

May 27, 2015

“Selling grain is an important source of income for most farmers. But it can also be for you…

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More Winners, More Impact: Contest Design for Inclusive Pull Mechanisms

February 6, 2015

By William A. Masters, Friedman School of Nutrition and Department of Economics, Tufts University This post draws on…

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Designing a Pull Mechanism to Bring Improved Seeds to Uganda

April 9, 2014

"Africa desperately needs simple and efficient high yielding farming systems: improved seeds bred for local conditions, combined with…

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