Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk, and Resilience

Research in Mozambique

So every rural family can take control of their future

What We Do

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk and Resilience (MRR) at UC Davis develops and tests financial and market innovations that take the most promising agricultural tools for families in developing economies from the lab to the field. Our mission is to generate and transfer knowledge and innovations that promote resilience and empower rural families, communities and markets to share in inclusive agricultural growth.

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Resilience+

In emerging economies, disasters like drought, flood or conflict make people poor. The potential for disasters often keeps people poor by adding insurmountable risk to adopting development innovations like stress-tolerant seeds, or low-cost loans.

The MRR Innovation Lab innovates and field-tests approaches to reducing risk that create opportunities for families to adopt these productive technologies. Research shows that these tools can generate additional food and income that keep people from falling into poverty while building a ladder up for families who are already poor—that’s Resilience+.

Resilience+ is the added dividend of smart, proactive investments in rural development in the presence of recurring disasters. The result is more families who can lift and keep themselves—and their future generations—out of poverty.  Learn more

Our Team

Michael Carter

Michael Carter

Director

Tara Chiu

Tara Chiu

Associate Director

Alex Russell

Alex Russell

Strategic Communications Manager

Sophie Javers

Sophie Javers

Policy Engagement Coordinator

Stefanne Haro-Maendly

Stefanne Haro-Maendly

Research Finance Officer

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