New technology and 'TRIZ' solutions are key to food security

In a sector that is constantly innovating, Jamey Butcher, executive vice president of Chemonics, explains why first generalizing an agriculture setback — and looking outside a country or even the sector for existing solutions — can lead to innovative solutions in a local context.

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  • Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers has worked as an Associate Editor and Southeast Asia Correspondent for Devex, with a particular focus on gender. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has reported from more than 20 countries.