Kate Vaiknoras

Ph.D. Candidate


Kate conducts research in international agricultural development. Her research examines the adoption of agricultural technologies in developing countries and their impacts on household livelihoods. Recent work evaluated determinants of iron-biofortified bean adoption and disadoption in Rwanda with a focus on the role of varietal dissemination through formal channels and social networks. She is now evaluating the impacts of iron-biofortified bean varieties on yields, bean production, bean consumption, and bean sales of adopting households. Her next project will examine the impacts of seed producer groups in Nepal on the adoption of drought-tolerant rice varieties and other outcomes in neighboring communities.