#AgResearchImpact

Thursday 6 July 2017

Adoption of technologies

08:30 Arrival, registration  
  PLENARY SESSION: INVITED PAPERS
Moderator: Karl Hughes
 
09:00 Welcome ICRAF Iain Wright
09:10 Welcome from SPIA and overview of program Doug Gollin
09:15 Welcome from PIM Karen Brooks
09:20 Introductory talk: “The rigor revolution in impact assessment” Doug Gollin
09:40 Invited paper: “The adoption puzzle-what can the CGIAR learn from field experiments of new agricultural technologies?” Alain de Janvry
10:20 Discussion led by Derek Byerlee
10:45 Coffee  
  PLENARY PANEL DISCUSSION: USE OF EVIDENCE IN AN ERA OF “ALTERNATIVE FACTS”
Moderator: JV Meenakshi
 
11:15 What kinds of evidence for evidence-based policy? Nancy Cartwright
  Use of evidence in decision-making in the Alliance for a Green Revolution for Africa (AGRA) Agnes Kalibata
  The politics of evidence in donor agencies and international organizations Catherine Weaver
  DFID perspectives on standards of evidence Howard Standen
  IFAD perspectives on standards of evidence Alessandra Garbero
  What can be done to strengthen capacity to use rigorous evidence? Jane Mariara
12:45 Lunch  
  PARALLEL SESSION  
  SESSION A: WHY DON’T FARMERS KNOW WHICH VARIETIES THEY ARE GROWING? INSIGHTS ON AFRICAN SEED SYSTEMS FROM DNA FINGERPRINTING (SPIA LED)
Moderator: Richard Caldwell
 
  Summary of multiple validation surveys against self-report and expert opinion studies Mywish Maredia
  Why don’t Ugandan maize farmers know which varieties they are growing? Combining DNA fingerprinting with farm and market data to test alternative explanations 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 Assfaw Tesfamichael
  Discussion led by Marc Bellemare,
Tom Walker,
B M Prasanna
  SESSION B: INNOVATIONS TO PROMOTE SCALING UP OF TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION (PIM LED)
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 Judith Oduol
  Discussion led by Stein Holden
  SESSION C: IMPROVING FOOD SECURITY THROUGH CAPACITY BUILDING IN RESEARCH AND INFORMATION DISSEMINATION (LED BY THE FOODAFRICA PROGRAMME)
Moderator: Mila Sell
 
  Building sustainable food production through soil micronutrients analysis, dairy cattle breeding, and adaptation to climate change Mercy Nyambura,
Karen Marshall,
Siwa Msangi
  Ensuring food safety and nutrition through reduced aflatoxin contaminations and local diverse human diets Delia Grace,
Johanna Lindahl,
Celine Termote
  Improving market access and extension through SMS-based services and voluntary farmer training Nick Minot,
Steve Franzel
  Comment by the Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Finland in Nairobi Ramses Malaty
  Discussion Hannu Korhonen
16:15 PARALLEL SESSION  
  SESSION A: FARMER BEHAVIOR AND THE IMPACTS OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES (SPIA LED)
Moderator: Karen Macours
 
  Adoption and impact of alternate wetting and drying (AWD) for irrigated rice in the Philippines Rod Rejesus
  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
  Discussion led by Erwin Bulte,
Frank Place
  SESSION B: HOUSEHOLD AND INTRA-HOUSEHOLD DECISION-MAKING ON TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION (PIM LED)
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 J. V. 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
  Discussion led by Mary Arends-Kuenning
18:00 Reception hosted by SPIA (until 20:00)  

Friday 7 July 2017

Impacts on development outcomes

09:00 PLENARY SESSION: DEFINING AND MEASURING KEY DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES
Moderator: Leslie Lipper
 
  Measuring resilience Chris Barrett
  Measuring food security impacts Tavneet Suri (Tbc)
  Measuring ecological impacts Tor-Gunnar Vagen
  Measuring capacity development Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg
  Measuring gendered impacts Cheryl Doss
  Discussion led by Nancy Johnson,
Talip Kilic
10:30 Coffee  
  PARALLEL SESSION  
  SESSION A: IMPACTS OF AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES ON FOOD SECURITY, NUTRITION, AND HEALTH: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED? (SPIA LED)
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 Tavneet Suri (Tbc)
  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
  Discussion led by Erin Lentz
  SESSION B: TRACING OUT CAUSAL PATHWAYS FOR THE IMPACT OF POLICY-ORIENTED RESEARCH (SPIA-PIM CO-SPONSORED SESSION)
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
  Discussion led by Catherine Weaver,
Tom Tomich
12:45 Lunch  
14:00 PLENARY SESSION: IMPACT ASSESSMENT IN CGIAR: INFORMATION SHARING & MATCH MAKING (SPIA LED)
Organizers: Nancy Johnson, Lakshmi Krishnan
 
  Coffee available  
15:15 PARALLEL SESSION  
  SESSION A: FROM PRODUCTIVITY INCREASES TO AGGREGATE, LONG-RUN IMPACTS (SPIA LED)
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
  Discussion led by Chris Barrett
  SESSION B: GENDER DIMENSIONS OF TECHNOLOGY SCALING (PIM LED)
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 Aregu
  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
  Discussion led by Mywish Maredia
17:00 PLENARY SESSION: WHAT LESSONS ARE THERE FOR HOW CGIAR SETS PRIORITIES?
Moderator: Doug Gollin
 
  Reflections on the use of evidence in donor-commissioned priority-setting exercises Jeff Alwang
  What are the implications for independent scientific advice in CGIAR? Maggie Gill
  What lessons are there for CGIAR senior management? Tony Simons
  What does the drive for greater rigor mean for CGIAR partners? Agnes Kalibata
  What lessons are there for CGIAR senior management? Ruben Echeverria
17:45 Wrap-up and formal close of main program Doug Gollin
18:30 Reception at the Tribe Hotel, The Village Market, Gigiri (until 20:00)  
  Launch of the “Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security” with reception hosted by the African Women in Agricultural Development (AWARD) program  

Saturday 8 July 2017

Workshops

09:00 SPIA WORKSHOP: ESTIMATING THE ADOPTION OF SPECIFIC NRM TECHNOLOGIES AT LARGE SCALE
Moderator: 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
  Global summary of Conservation Agriculture adoption Aslihan Arslan,
Antonio Scognamillo
  Documenting adoption of Conservation Agriculture in India Andre Butler
  Adoption of Conservation Agriculture 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
  Discussion led by David Spielman
09:00 PIM WORKSHOP: SOCIAL SCIENCE WORKSHOP (TITLE TBC)
Moderator: Karen Brooks, Frank Place
 
  2.1 Social Science Capacity in CGIAR
Panel of reflections
Analyses of social science capacity in CGIAR
Panel of current social scientists
Discussion of improving social science quality
Chris Barrett,
Derek Byerlee,
Karen Macours,
Tbc
  2.2 Presentation of the Big Data Platform and opportunities for linkage to CGIAR social scientists Gideon Kruseman
  2.3 Presentation of MEL CoP progress on monitoring and assessing outcomes of CGIAR Frank Place,
David Rider-Smith
12:30 Lunch  
12:30 LUNCH SESSION: DISCUSSION OF FIELD REALITIES OF INTEGRATING DNA FINGERPRINTING INTO SURVEY-BASED ADOPTION AND IMPACT STUDIES (INVITATION ONLY)  
  Informal discussion about practical operational implications of incorporating DNA fingerprinting in survey design  
14:00 SPIA WORKSHOP: ... continued  
14:00 PIM WORKSHOP: ... continued  
  2.4 Breakout groups to strengthen networking around specific social science topics (gender, scaling up methods, value chains, others to be determined)  
15:30 Coffee  
16:00 IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOCAL POINT DISCUSSION ABOUT SIAC FOLLOW UP (INVITATION ONLY)  
17:00 Closing