Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
With so much of the food produced being lost to spoilage or damage before it gets to consumers in developing economies, we need a new definition of productivity. We must focus on the whole system that moves food from the farm to the consumer.
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock systems develops innovative solutions to problems with livestock production and animal-source food consumption. Here are four one-page fact sheets about innovations that were developed to support the improvement of feed resources and their...
Understanding disparities in access to income and food can help us understand disparities in nutrition, especially for women and children in poor households. The Fish4Zambia team is researching these needs in near Lake Bangweulu in Zambia’s Laupula Province.
How does SELEVER think it can build a movement toward women’s economic and social empowerment with chickens?
This post is written by Luis Ramirez, Coordinator, Buena Milpa project, CIMMYT. A Guide to Scaling Soil and Water Conservation in the Western Highlands of Guatemala was written based on findings and lessons learned from action research and scaling efforts led by CIMMYT, the International Maize and...
This post is written by Ernesto Reyes, GDP Sector Lead for Dairy Development, Global Dairy Platform In conjunction with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) , the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) , the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN), and Global Dairy Platform (GDP...
Nigeria has over 180 million residents, consuming about 1.3 billion tons of milk annually. Unfortunately, about 60% of dairy products consumed are imported.
Sustainable livestock production means making livestock systems economically more efficient and striking balance between meeting the growing demand of animal-origin products and reducing to the minimum the negative side effects and externalities from the livestock sector
A drafted peer-reviewed summary of current research on sustainability and global food and nutrition security issues was shared at the meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock, held in Kansas in September 2019.
The community in Malawi explored the use of a community grain bank to fight poverty and food loss.
With so much of the food produced being lost to spoilage or damage before it gets to consumers in developing economies, we need a new definition of productivity. We must focus on the whole system that moves food from the farm to the consumer.
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock systems develops innovative solutions to problems with livestock production and animal-source food consumption. Here are four one-page fact sheets about innovations that were developed to support the improvement of feed resources and their...
This discussion will focus on research opportunities related to gender, resilience and sustainability in the context of food security and nutrition. Meaningful knowledge generation on agriculture and food systems for nutrition, requires agreement on indicators to measure each step of change, but in...
This discussion will focus on research opportunities related to food safety, loss and waste. There is a need to better understand the dietary consequences of loss and waste of nutritious food and the effect of exposure to food safety issues that occur throughout the supply chain. Mitigation...
Understanding disparities in access to income and food can help us understand disparities in nutrition, especially for women and children in poor households. The Fish4Zambia team is researching these needs in near Lake Bangweulu in Zambia’s Laupula Province.
This discussion will focus on research opportunities related to agriculture-nutrition linkages at population scale. This topic spans the enabling environment for food systems. The evolving food systems of today are responding to policies, market dynamics, and how food prices influence the food...
This discussion will focus on research opportunities related to agricultural production and processing of nutrient-rich foods. This includes opportunities to increase uptake and boost effectiveness of production technologies, as well as opportunities for processing to increase the desirability,...
How does SELEVER think it can build a movement toward women’s economic and social empowerment with chickens?
This post is written by Luis Ramirez, Coordinator, Buena Milpa project, CIMMYT. A Guide to Scaling Soil and Water Conservation in the Western Highlands of Guatemala was written based on findings and lessons learned from action research and scaling efforts led by CIMMYT, the International Maize and...
For mothers who want to raise healthy children, the issue of nutrition is paramount. Yet many remain unaware of which foods promote nutritional benefits. Not all foods are created equal. In communities where subsistence farmers raise much of what they eat, how much emphasis should be placed on...