Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Assets and Market Access

USAID and UC Davis to Establish World's First Index Insurance Quality Certification in East Africa

September 05, 2018

High-quality agricultural index insurance has shown promise in promoting resilience among small-scale farmers who face a constant risk of drought and other weather-related shocks. However, despite decades of investments this tool has yet to achieve its broadest impact in part because of low-quality contracts that don’t reliably pay farmers for losses and that sometimes pay when there are none. 

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Assets and Market Access

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Assets and Market Access (AMA Innovation Lab) conducts and supports research on policies and programs designed to help poor and smallholder farmers in developing economies to manage risk, adopt productive technologies and take an active part in economic growth.

AMA Innovation Lab affiliates at UC Davis and around the globe lead research in key areas that manage risk, develop markets, and encourage the adoption of productive technologies that hold transformative potential for the 800 million worldwide who are chronically undernourished.