Protecting Small Farms in Mozambique From Drought – By Alex Russell on April 22, 2019
This event brought together AMA Innovation Lab researchers and leaders on agricultural index insurance from industry and governments from Mozambique and other nations to discuss the state of index insurance and its future for development in the region.
Jonathan Malacarne was one of 17 students from the Department of Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics at UC Davis to present at this year’s meeting of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA).
PacDev—The Pacific Conference on Development Economics—is an annual conference for research on the economics of developing countries. This research often focuses on poverty, inequality, small-scale agriculture, globalization and trade.
This project explores the determinants of uptake and measure the impacts on on-farm investment levels and nutritional outcomes of drought-tolerant (DT) maize varieties — both alone and bundled with a complementary insurance product that kicks in and stabilizes farmer income at those higher drought pressure levels where DT varieties lose their efficacy.
Update: On Thursday, March 14, 2019, Cyclone Idai slammed into the coast of south eastern Africa near the port city of Beira, Mozambique. Early reports suggest that over 1.5 million people in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe will be affected. Read what Jonathan and other AMA Researchers have to say about it here.
Jonathan Malacarne was a recipient of the prestigious Provost’s Dissertation-Year Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for 2017-18.