Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
Peanut often is referred to as a "woman's crop" in many parts of the world, but that has different implications in different places. In this webinar, experts will discuss how gender impacts production, processing and marketing decisions that smallholder farmers face, as well as how professionals...
After over a decade delivering on SERVIR ’s goal of bringing space to village, SERVIR faces many of the key challenges that plague research for development initiatives. These challenges include making certain that research is meeting genuine needs and is demand driven; connecting and tailoring...
This month, the Office for Market and Partnership Innovations would like to highlight different interventions that are creating opportunities for inclusive and sustainable market system development.
Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) promises to increase resilience to climate change, enhance productivity and profitability and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To achieve large-scale transition from traditional agricultural practices to CSA, a mentality shift by businesses and individuals, as...
The following text draws heavily from the Guide to the Agricultural Scalability Assessment Toolkit (pdf below) , developed by the E3 Analytics and Evaluation Project led by Management Sciences for Health. USAID’s Bureau for Food Security (BFS) and country missions have been implementing the Feed...
Indicators can be an effective tool to prompt and inform policy change. Enabling the Business of Agriculture provides indicators and findings that are proving to be highly relevant for policy dialogue and regulatory reform that promote private sector driven agriculture.
This post explores the plant protection data available through the World Bank's Enabling the Business of Agriculture Index and its relevance for the current Fall Armyworm outbreak in Africa as well as strengthening plant protection systems in the future.
There are several ways to think about the enabling environment through a market systems framework. A previous blog post talking about market systems metrics nicely summarizes the thinking thus far on monitoring for market systems with an emphasis on the enabling environment. Standard monitoring and...
When it comes to maximizing its economic growth potential through agriculture, Rwanda faces several challenges. While agriculture is a mainstay of the economy, providing 36 percent of GDP and 70 percent of employment, there is limited arable land to be found. With the second-highest population...
This post describes the five-step model of policy reform and serves as a roadmap to build legal, regulatory and institutional capacity to strengthen enabling environments.
This post was written by Karla Yoder, Economic Development Specialist at Global Communities. As market systems development practitioners, we take a holistic approach to project implementation. Our value chain projects address market constraints at many levels including within the enabling...
The enabling environment for agricultural market systems month on Agrilinks wouldn’t be complete without drawing our community’s attention to the resources of our partner site Marketlinks as well as those available on the BEAM Exchange. Let's dive in!