Graduate Student, University of California Santa Cruz
Assistant Professor University of California, Santa Cruz
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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 alternatives to stubble burning in Northern India including novel bio-enzymes which decompose stubble into manure on the farm and carbon credit markets to incentivize reduction of stubble burning.