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A workshop on "Innovative methods for measuring adoption of agricultural technologies: Establishing proof of concept and thinking about scaling up" will take place on August 3-4 in Boston, USA following the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economic Association (AAEA). The event is jointly organized by Michigan State University, the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) of the CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC), and the CGIAR Research Program on Policy, Institutions, and Markets (PIM).
The workshop objectives are:
Dr. Jawoo Koo from IFPRI will represent PIM at the event.
Agenda of the workshop includes the following topics:
1. Tracking and estimating adoption of agricultural technologies in developing countries: Importance, challenges and need for innovative methods.
2. Current practice for large-scale varietal adoption studies: The expert opinion elicitation method
3.DNA fingerprinting for estimating varietal adoption: Taking stock of recent work
4. Remote sensing for tracking adoption of NRM practices and other types of technologies
5. Using appropriate information and communications technologies (ICT) for surveys
6. Adoption data from markets: Surveys of input or output market participants to estimate adoption of technologies
7. Outsourcing to the private sector
8. Institutionalizing collection of adoption data through household surveys How can we institutionalize the routine use of these new methods?