Do we have livestreaming?

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From: Mary Jo Kochendorfer <>
Date: Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: [change] UW Change Seminar Tuesday, Oct 23: Matt Ziegler
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Hi Philip,
Will there be any call in details for this meeting or is it in-person only?

Mary Jo

On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 10:37 AM Philip Garrison <>

> See you all in JHN 111 for Matt's talk at noon!
> -Philip
> On Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 2:32 PM Philip Garrison <
>> wrote:
>> Please join us for the Change Seminar *Tuesday 10/23/2018 *in *JHN 111.*
>> *Who:* Matt Ziegler
>> *What:* Fresh Insights: User Research Towards a Market Information
>> System for Bihari Vegetable Farmers
>> *When: *Tuesday, Oct 23rd, 12-1pm
>> *Where: *Johnson Hall 111
>> *Abstract: Fresh Insights: User Research Towards a Market Information
>> System for Bihari Vegetable Farmers*
>> Agricultural Market Information (MI) services provide users with
>> convenient access to price information and have demonstrated potential to
>> improve smallholder farmers’ incomes. Some recent evaluations of MI
>> systems, however, have shown disappointing results and brought forth many
>> complicating factors. Cautious of the mixed literature, we consider the
>> possibility of an MI service extension to Loop, a shared
>> transport-to-market service for smallholder farmers
>> selling vegetables and other perishable produce.
>> We use Buxar, Bihar, India as a case study to investigate the potential
>> effectiveness and likely limitations of an MI service for improving
>> smallholder farmers’ livelihoods. We present evidence from interviews with
>> 17 farmers and 3 commission agents as well as interface prototyping
>> exercises. Consistent with “information scarcity” and “information
>> asymmetry” theories, we found that many farmers in this area regularly use
>> mobile phones to check prices for choosing markets and negotiation.
>> Participants also reported increases in the numbers of traders and price
>> stabilization since the arrival of mobile phones. However, we found many
>> other diverse factors which often supersede the importance of market prices
>> and present barriers to market access including time and convenience,
>> unfamiliarity with new markets, lack of connections, personal
>> relationships, market gluts and price crashes, production volume, attitudes
>> towards risk, credit relationships, and danger. Finally, we present
>> findings from exploratory user-interface studies for addressing some
>> market-access barriers including price volatility, market connections,
>> transportation, and payoff estimation.
>> *Speaker bio:*
>> Matt Ziegler is a 1st-year PhD student in computer science at the
>> University of Washington, working at the crossroads of ICTD and
>> environmental studies.  Combining backgrounds as a biologist, environmental
>> researcher and computer scientist, Matt's research interests include
>> environmental justice, computational tools for natural resource management,
>> and technologies for community governance of conservation projects.  Matt
>> has worked in primate behavioral ecology, environmental education, and
>> insect biodiversity, and recently held internships at Mensrupedia and at
>> Digital Green.
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