Lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University
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Finding the right partners and places to ask questions is paramount to understanding the drivers of agricultural transformation. To facilitate opportunities for researchers and partners to develop trust and scope early-stage evaluation questions, DAISI funds small Proposal Development grants to support very preliminary, exploratory research activities, including researcher travel. This Proposal Development grant explores research themes related to information (livestock extension) and access to markets under the cross-cutting theme of youth.
With this Proposal Development grant, the researchers will explore a partnership with a program that provides real-time agricultural extension and market access services to youth engaged in micro-livestock production [e.g., heliciculture (snail), apiculture (bees), fishery, and cuniculture (rabbits)] in southwest Nigeria. Researchers will survey rural micro-livestock producers to understand their needs and knowledge gaps and plan towards a future randomized evaluation.