Dana Guichon is Vice President at ideas42, working on a range of international development projects in health, agriculture, and economic mobility.
Oct 24 2016Blog Post Addressing Post-Harvest Loss with Behavioral Science Nearly all of the game-changing agricultural innovations over the last 30 to 40 years – chemical fertilizer, improved seed varieties, resource conservation best practices, among others – have one thing in common: human behavior. For almost all of these success stories, farmer behavior change has been the “last-mile” achievement necessary for large-scale impact. To test […] Dana Guichon, Elena Matsui Jun 28 2016Blog Post Surfacing Real Solutions for Reducing Food Loss Among Rural Tanzanian Farmers Major development initiatives grapple with economic, technological, and political considerations but often leave out an important piece of the puzzle: individual behavior. For instance, if deworming medications are distributed but few families utilize them, there may be little effect on the health of children in the community. If a new microfinance program offers loans to […] Allison Daminger, Dana Guichon, Elena Matsui