ATAI disseminates research findings from randomized evaluations sourced through semi-annual research competitions. We produce and disseminate this rigorous evidence to inform the following:

How effective are agricultural interventions targeting low-income smallholder farmers in developing countries?


ADOPTION:  When agricultural technologies and approaches are shown to work, do farmers actually adopt and engage with them?

IMPACT:  When farmers do adopt technologies and/or deepen their engagement with markets, under what conditions is this sustained? Does technology adoption ultimately improve their productivity, increase their income and/or their wellbeing?

ATAI is building the evidence base.

Our research illuminates effective approaches to

Increase technology adoption that enhances productivity and profitability

Facilitate smallholder farmers’ transformative engagement with market systems


ATAI researchers and staff disseminate research findings among practitioners and policymakers, help implementers scale cost-effective strategies, and support evidence-based program design in agriculture.

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