Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
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,...
This report highlights key findings from research conducted on the USAID-funded Energy Opportunities for Agricultural Systems and Food Security Project (E4AS Project), which expands and focuses information on how clean energy and energy efficiency can strengthen post-harvest agricultural value...
This post was the winner of Agrilinks' Young Scholars Blog Contest. Read more about the contest and the other finalists here . A huge thank you to all the young scholars who submitted blogs for this contest. Research has shown that people may need to experience a new food 10-15 times before they...
The recent surge in protectionist trade measures around the world has revived debates about who benefits in the end from tariffs on, say, steel or soybeans. Tariffs are just one of a much broader range of policies that affect incentives for domestic producers and consumers. For example, in...
When Agrilinks embarked upon a new blog contest to showcase young scholars’ contributions to food security, we had no idea what to expect, but we knew that there were great stories and insights hiding in the proverbial bushes. We were overwhelmed and impressed with the breadth, depth and diversity...
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.