Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative
ATAI is a collaboration between J-PAL and UC Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), launched in 2009 with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), and an anonymous donor. ATAI funds our network of researchers to generate rigorous evidence through randomized evaluations on the stages of agricultural transformation. Agricultural transformation is the process of farmers transitioning out of subsistence and into expanding commercial enterprise through expanded output markets, crop diversification, and the deepening of value chains.
To achieve our goal, ATAI:
- Funds randomized trials to build an evidence base on improving technology adoption and market integration.
- Synthesizes available evidence, developing a process to address and answer outstanding questions.
- Strengthens the capacity of others to run rigorous randomized impact evaluations.
- Ensures decision-makers are aware of the evidence to inform relevant agricultural development strategies.
Visit the ATAI website for more information on our research, network, and policy outreach.
Emily Sylvia, Senior Policy Associate