The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Assets and Market Access at UC Davis (AMA Innovation Lab, formerly BASIS) conducts and supports research on policies and programs designed to help poor and smallholder farmers worldwide to manage risk, adopt productive technologies and take an active part in economic growth.

We are one of 24 Feed the Future Innovation Labs across the United States funded by USAID’s Bureau for Food Security to support the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. As a virtual institute comprised of researchers from around the globe, our research agenda focuses on:

  • Financial innovations and risk management
  • Adoption of more productive agricultural technologies
  • Synergies possible by bundling financial and technological innovations

In addition to funding research and building the capacity of local institutions, we translate our work into accessible policy documents and sponsor outreach events that integrate our findings into a coherent and effective voice about priorities and options for governments, NGOs and others working to reduce poverty and increase prosperity worldwide.