Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
Will farmers more readily adopt agricultural technologies like soybean using a step-wise, or incremental approach? If so, what is the first step? That is, what provides the most profit to a farmer from the least cost when planting a soybean crop? The Soybean Innovation Lab's next webinar explores...
Around the world, ocean dead zones are growing at alarming rates, making entire swaths of underwater habitats uninhabitable by marine life. Most of this is directly tied to agriculture and the way in which it contributes to soil or land degradation.
In the past few decades, there has been a growing demand for fish (wild-caught and aquaculture), especially in developing countries, due to increased knowledge of their health benefits, urbanization and rising incomes. The blog details how to ensure fish food safety is prioritized as fish demand increases.
Are you working on an emergency or development project engaged in agriculture, livelihoods, or WASH activities? The USAID Food for Peace-funded SCALE and PRO-WASH awards are currently conducting a survey to better understand the opportunities and challenges facing implementing partners in emergency...
In this post, learn how different types of standards and regulations work in practice and the complementary roles they each play in mitigating food safety threats.
The fall armyworm is becoming a household name around the world, but not for good reasons – the pest, native to the tropical and subtropical Americas, devours over 300 plant species, including maize, which feeds millions of people .
Climate Services for Resilient Development (CSRD) is a USAID-supported global partnership that connects climate and environmental science with data streams to generate decision support tools and training for decision-makers in developing countries. The CSRD consortium in South Asia is led by the...
Ethiopian farmers have a name for Parthenium hysterophorus : “Faramsissa,” meaning, “sign your land away.” The name is fitting – Parthenium wipes out biodiversity, reduces crop yields, causes human health issues, and taints milk when consumed by livestock.
Market opportunities attract agricultural investors, and industry support initiatives incentivize them to navigate through inevitable difficulties, but ultimately, a strong enabling environment is what sustains and expands private investment.
More than 50 years ago, CGIAR’s research into high-yielding, disease-resistant rice and wheat launched the Green Revolution, saving more than a billion people from starvation.
Over the past year, both USAID and the Gates Foundation ran competitions to solicit technology solutions for agricultural problems in developing countries. The two competitions attracted very different audiences, but when the Gates Foundation brought winners from both challenges together, the groups' differing perspectives resulted in interesting connections and potential new collaborations.
Around the world, ocean dead zones are growing at alarming rates, making entire swaths of underwater habitats uninhabitable by marine life. Most of this is directly tied to agriculture and the way in which it contributes to soil or land degradation.
In the past few decades, there has been a growing demand for fish (wild-caught and aquaculture), especially in developing countries, due to increased knowledge of their health benefits, urbanization and rising incomes. The blog details how to ensure fish food safety is prioritized as fish demand increases.
This infomational sheet may be downloaded and shared widely. It shows statistics about some of the gender issues related to smallholder farmers in developing and emerging countries, and it highlights how to empower women in particular.
Are you working on an emergency or development project engaged in agriculture, livelihoods, or WASH activities? The USAID Food for Peace-funded SCALE and PRO-WASH awards are currently conducting a survey to better understand the opportunities and challenges facing implementing partners in emergency...
In this post, learn how different types of standards and regulations work in practice and the complementary roles they each play in mitigating food safety threats.
The fall armyworm is becoming a household name around the world, but not for good reasons – the pest, native to the tropical and subtropical Americas, devours over 300 plant species, including maize, which feeds millions of people .
Climate Services for Resilient Development (CSRD) is a USAID-supported global partnership that connects climate and environmental science with data streams to generate decision support tools and training for decision-makers in developing countries. The CSRD consortium in South Asia is led by the...
Ethiopian farmers have a name for Parthenium hysterophorus : “Faramsissa,” meaning, “sign your land away.” The name is fitting – Parthenium wipes out biodiversity, reduces crop yields, causes human health issues, and taints milk when consumed by livestock.
Market opportunities attract agricultural investors, and industry support initiatives incentivize them to navigate through inevitable difficulties, but ultimately, a strong enabling environment is what sustains and expands private investment.