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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, ATAI funds small Proposal Development grants. These support very preliminary, exploratory research activities, including researcher travel. With this Proposal Development grant, the researcher will explore the feasibility of a future randomized evaluation in Senegal to understand women farmers’ adoption of irrigation technologies and Forest Gardens, an agroforestry approach of high-value tree crops and horticulture that provide high-nutrient foods for consumption and sale, fuelwood, and fodder for animals.