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Thursday 6 July 2017

Adoption of technologies

 

PLENARY SESSION: INTRODUCTIONS AND INVITED PAPER (Conference Hall)
Moderator: Karl Hughes

 
09:40

Invited paper: “The adoption puzzle - what can the CGIAR learn from field experiments of new agricultural technologies?”

Alain de Janvry
14:00 PARALLEL SESSION  
  SESSION A: WHY DON’T FARMERS KNOW WHICH VARIETIES THEY ARE GROWING? INSIGHTS ON AFRICAN SEED SYSTEMS FROM DNA FINGERPRINTING (SPIA LED) (Conference Hall)
Moderator: Richard Caldwell
 
  Summary of multiple validation surveys against self-report and expert opinion studies
 
Mywish Maredia
  Blowing in the wind: the quest for accurate crop variety identification in field research, with an application to maize in Uganda
 
Talip Kilic
  Counterfeit seed: comparing genetic tests and germination rates to identify the prevalence and source of counterfeit maize in Western Kenya
 
Emilia Tjernstrom
  Measuring the productivity impacts of adoption in the presence of misclassification

Tesfamichael 
Assfaw

  SESSION B: INNOVATIONS TO PROMOTE SCALING UP OF TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION (PIM LED) (Lundgren Auditorium)
Moderator: Frank Place
 
  Limited attention and information loss in the lab-to-farm knowledge chain: the case of Malawian agricultural extension programs
 
Chiyu Niu
  Cash transfers and crop production in Senegal
 
Alan de Brauw
  Pro-social behaviour in agricultural knowledge diffusion: experimental evidence from northern Uganda
 
Kelvin Shikuku
  Evaluating the impact of the volunteer farmer trainer approach in the dissemination of improved feeds and feeding practices among smallholder dairy farmers in Eastern Uganda: approaches, lessons and preliminary findings
 
Judith Oduol
16:15 PARALLEL SESSION  
  SESSION A: FARMER BEHAVIOR AND THE IMPACTS OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES (SPIA LED) (Conference Hall)
Moderator: Karen Macours
 
  Conservation agriculture and climate resilience in Zimbabwe
 
Jeff Michler
  Learning by doing and learning from others: evidence from agronomical trails in Kenya
 
Rachid Laajaj
  Drought resistance and water saving in rice production in Bangladesh
 
Kyle Emerick
  Can personalized input recommendations and better practices improve yields? a field experimental approach in Mexico
 
Carolina Corral
  SESSION B: HOUSEHOLD AND INTRA-HOUSEHOLD DECISION-MAKING ON TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION (PIM LED) 
(Lundgren Auditorium)
Moderator: Cheryl Doss
 
  The effect of intra-household decision-making on adopting crop rotation practices in Ethiopia
 
Orkhan Sariyev
  Bargaining power and biofortification: the role of gender in adoption of orange sweet potato in Uganda
 
JV Meenakshi
  Household decision-making processes and the adoption of climate smart agricultural practices
 
Jennifer Twyman
  The role of gender relations in technology adoption: the case of sweetpotato vine multiplication in Phalombe and Chikwawa districts in Malawi Netsayi Mudege

Friday 7 July 2017

Impacts on development outcomes

11:00 PARALLEL SESSION  
  SESSION A: IMPACTS OF AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES ON FOOD SECURITY, NUTRITION, AND HEALTH: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED? (SPIA LED) (Conference Hall)
Moderator: Erwin Bulte
 
  Assessing the impact of the adoption of high iron bean varieties on bean and iron intake in vulnerable populations of Rwanda
 
Caitlin Herrington
  Shortening the hungry season: the impact of shorter duration rice on consumption and health in Sierra Leone
 
Nidhi Parekh
  Looking beyond income: the impact of dairy hubs on human nutrition in Tanzania
 
James Rao
  Assessing the socio-economic, food and nutritional security, and land health impacts of agroforestry in Kenya
 
Karl Hughes
  Role of crop diversification for food and nutrition security in Sub-Saharan Africa Menale Kassie
  SESSION B: TRACING OUT CAUSAL PATHWAYS FOR THE IMPACT OF POLICY-ORIENTED RESEARCH (SPIA-PIM CO-LED SESSION)(Lundgren Auditorium)
Moderator: Mitch Renkow
 
  Assessing the impact of IFPRI’s research on intra-household decision-making processes on the field practices of INGOs
 
Barbara Huddleston
  Two studies with CIFOR: forest co-management in Guinea; and the Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Program (SWAMP) in Indonesia
 
Brad Mills
  Have IFPRI’s Country Programs made a difference? An econometric study of the 1981-2014 period
 
Samuel Benin
  Theory-based evaluation of policy-relevant research: lessons from a series of case studies
 
Brian Belcher
14:00 PLENARY SESSION: IMPACT ASSESSMENT IN CGIAR: INFORMATION SHARING & MATCH MAKING (SPIA LED) (Conference Hall Courtyard)  
 

Nine CRPs pitch ideas for ex-post impact assessments (FISH, FTA, LIVESTOCK, MAIZE, RICE, RTB, WHEAT, WLE, BIG DATA)
Organizers: Nancy Johnson, Lakshmi Krishnan 

 
15:15 PARALLEL SESSION  
  SESSION A: FROM PRODUCTIVITY INCREASES TO AGGREGATE, LONG-RUN IMPACTS (SPIA LED) (Conference Hall)
Moderator: Derek Byerlee
 
  Using global agricultural, health, and demographic datasets to identify the impacts of CGIARs modern seed varieties since 1960s
 
Gordon McCord,
Ram Fishman
  Two blades of grass: the impact of the Green Revolution
 
Asger Wingender
  Poverty impacts of widely-adopted CGIAR innovations
 
David Laborde
  Large-scale adoption and productivity impacts of improved lentil varieties in Bangladesh
 
Jeff Alwang
  Recalibrating and reassessing the global returns to agricultural R&D evidence Philip Pardey
  SESSION B: GENDER DIMENSIONS OF TECHNOLOGY SCALING (PIM LED) (Lundgren Auditorium)
Moderator: David Spielman
 
  Cost-effectiveness of community-based gendered advisory services to farmers: analysis in Mozambique and Tanzania
 
Tewodaj Mogues
  The influence of gender norms on agricultural innovations: empirical insights from Bangladesh
 
Lemlem Behailu
  Agricultural technology adoption in Zambia: are women farmers being left behind?

 
Thelma Namonje-Kapembwa
  Tipping points in development domains using a gender lens

 
Gideon Kruseman

Saturday 8 July 2017

Workshops

09:00 SPIA WORKSHOP: ESTIMATING THE ADOPTION OF SPECIFIC NRM TECHNOLOGIES AT LARGE SCALE (Room tbc)
Moderators: Paul Vlek, James Stevenson
 
  Documenting adoption of the alternate wetting and drying (AWD) water management technique in Vietnam
 
Nguyen Ngoc Thuy
  On the ground or in the air? A methodological experiment on crop residue cover measurement in Ethiopia
 
Frederic Kosmowski
  Applying geospatial methods to assess and validate the uptake of fertilizer trees and fodder shrubs in Zambia
 
Tor-Gunnar Vagen
  Mapping adoption of Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) practices in Rwanda
 
Ephraim Nkonya
  Documenting adoption of CA in Malawi and Zambia Aslihan Arslan,
Antonio Scognamillo
  Documenting adoption of Conservation Agriculture in India
 
Andre Butler
  Adoption of Conservation Agriculture (CA) technologies in Malawi
 
Stein Holden
  Estimating Conservation Agriculture adoption in North and Central Mexico
 
Kai Sonder
  Conservation Agriculture in Africa: evidence from Mozambique and Zambia
 
Munyaradzi Mutenye