Highlights

Conferences

Agricultural Insurance in Mozambique: Recent Experience and Paving the Way Forward, August 2018

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. 

AAEA Presentation, August 2018

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 Presentation, March 2018

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.

Projects

Bundling Innovative Risk Management Technologies to Improve Nutritional Outcomes of Vulnerable Agricultural Households

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.

Fellowships

Provost Fellowship

Jonathan Malacarne was a recipient of the prestigious Provost’s Dissertation-Year Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for 2017-18.