Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD), an advisory committee to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will convene a public meeting on October 16, 2018 to explore opportunities and challenges for private sector engagement and market system linkages...
Note: This webinar will be recorded. A recording and transcript will be posted here. In October 2017, a revised set of Feed the Future indicators was announced, in alignment with the Feed the Future results framework and the USG Global Food Security Strategy. In March 2018, Feed the Future's MEL...
As global value chains expand and more nations participate in cross-border trade, value-added foods are increasingly beneficial in addressing food security, nutrition and poverty. The term “value-added foods” includes crops or foods that have been enhanced through a variety of improvements,...
For International Day of Rural Women, we focus on an impact evaluation showing increased groundnut commercialization didn't lead to women losing control over the crop. Traditionally, higher profits from commercialization attract men who then take over crops.
The world’s population reached 7.5 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach about 10 billion by 2050. However, food systems are not performing according to our expectations. Thus, in today's world, about 815 million people are suffering from hunger. To feed this many people, global agricultural...
What works well for integrating smallholder farmers into market systems through the private sector, and how can we better understand how the enabling environment impacts business decisions — positively or negatively — as they engage smallholder farmers?
Recently, Tanzania launched the second phase of the Agricultural Sector Development Programme (ASDP II), which aims to increase farmers’ productivity, commercialization and incomes.
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) researchers have created a scorecard system to combine risk scoring with poverty scoring. Examining these two factors can help lenders and policy makers identify programs that are both financially sustainable and effective.
In Ethiopia, nutrition can be a major a problem for households and can lead to stunting in young children. Often, families and communities lack access to knowledge about nutrition, but extension services can fill these knowledge gaps by connecting families with education and training.
The following case study presents an overview of the Feed the Future Agricultural Value Chains systemic change framework.
There is much to learn in the market systems development field about how to measure systemic change and how a project can look for early evidence of systemic change, even during the life of a project. We hope this case study adds to the ongoing discussion.