Jun 01, 2019 - Event

June 21: Evidence for transformation – framing ATAI’s research agenda in agriculture for development

FAO Headquarters, Rome

On June 21st, ATAI will host a half-day session that aims to gather input on ATAI’s approach to building a body of impact research on agricultural transformation. The overarching goal is to bring together the broader research, funding, and implementing communities to concretely identify opportunities where ATAI’s resources can be best deployed. Through both panels and discussion, the sessions endeavor to highlight 1) contexts and value chains that exhibit the enabling conditions for agricultural transformation, 2) types of interventions or investments to evaluate, 3) opportunities to deploy randomized control trials (RCTs) to measure impacts in market-level indicators, and 4) cross-cutting themes to prioritize for future research. This event also serves as an opportunity for ATAI to solicit feedback on the structure of ATAI’s research agenda and the value the research agenda could bring to the donor and policy communities.

Reference materials for the event can be found below. To enable the event to focus on operationalizing research priorities, we would greatly appreciate if participants could review the circulated ATAI 2.0 research framework prior to the convening.

ATAI thanks FAO, as well as IFAD, the World Bank, SPIA of the CGIAR, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK’s Department for International Development, for their support in hosting and convening this event.