Scaling Advisory Services to Nigerian Farmers in Need

Crystal Aghadi, Research Associate, John Babadara, Program Associate, and Godfrey Petgrave, Agronomist, report on PxD Nigeria’s most ambitious challenge yet: delivering advisory information to over 100,000 Nigerian smallholder farmers.  Team PxD Nigeria is in the …

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X Marks the Spot! Introducing Precision Development

We are excited to present to you our new logo and branding assets. We hope you will join us as we consider new opportunities and partnerships, within and beyond agriculture, to advance information provision to poor families in developing countries.

Showcasing Our Collaboration with IFAD

Since August 2020, PAD has collaborated with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a UN affiliated multilateral agency, to deliver digital advisory to assist smallholder farmers in Kenya, Nigeria and Pakistan to boost productivity …

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Who’s Talking? Varying Narrator Gender to Enhance User Engagement

Sam Carter, Revati Vaidya, Simon Rubangakene, Georges Poquillon and Habtamu Yesiget recount how we improved our content and services by learning about our end-users response to messages recorded with men’s voices and women’s voices. Do farmers act differently when they hear …

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Ploughing Back the Evidence to Empower Women Farmers

As we mark International Women’s Day, this posts reflects upon and celebrate the growing evidence-base of gender-focused research that is intended to inform evidence-based policies and laws to improve the lives of women.

Women, Work, and Women’s Work in International Development

Maya Woser, Senior Research and Operations Associate, Stefania Pozzi, Global Senior Research Associate, and Yifan Powers, Global Senior Research Associate, pull on strands of evidence to assess the effects of patriarchal practices and cultures in …

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Q4.2020 >> Quarterly Report!

Despite a year filled with unprecedented challenges, our teams have been able to achieve an enormous amount in the service of poor farmers and – excitingly – by advancing our work into the sphere of …

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Showcasing our work in India: World Bank Webinar

On 16 December, PAD’s CEO, Owen Barder, and India Country Director, Niriksha Shetty, presented an overview of PAD’s work in India, with a particular focus on our work in Odisha, to a group of World …

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A Standout Development!

We are thrilled and grateful to share the news that Precision Agriculture for Development has been designated as a “standout charity” by GiveWell, a research nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities.  PAD was the …

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Q3.2020 >> Quarterly Report!

Precision Agriculture for Development continues to have a remarkable year, both in terms of what we have been able to achieve, and the challenges we continue to negotiate. In our third quarterly report of the …

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Introducing our Updated COVID-19 Dashboard

Incorporating new survey data, and new visualizations, Dashboard 2.0 allows one to observe and compare trends across rounds of surveys and geographies. Andrew Wang, a PAD summer research associate on the global research team, who …

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The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

The Evolving Economic Effects of COVID-19 Among Smallholder Farmers and Agro-dealers in Rural Kenya Sam Strimling, a Research Associate on PAD’s Kenya team, reflects on the results of a second round of interviews surveying farmers …

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Here Comes the Rain Again: Team MoA-INFO springs into action

As Kenya’s Short Rains agricultural season commences Maureen Kuboka, Wanjiku Macharia, Daniel Mokrauer-Madden, Sidney Muchule, JingKai Ong, Yifan Powers and Stefania Pozzi walk us through what MoA-INFO has in store. A majority of Kenya’s arable …

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The Journey to One Million: PAD in India

Niriksha Shetty, PAD’s India Country Director, reflects on a remarkable milestone. In September, 2020, Precision Agriculture for Development in India* surpassed the 1 million mark for farmers who receive advisory content through our services. This …

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