Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
Unsafe food threatens public health and undermines food security at local, regional and global levels. The benefits of extensive development activities targeting food insecurity are drained away when food products are contaminated. Microbial and chemical contaminants are of particular concern, as...
“Good governance is perhaps the single most important factor in eradicating poverty and promoting development.” - former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan WELCOME to food security policy month on Agrilinks! WHY we care: Public policy guides the development and use of resources. Effective policy...
Africa is constantly referred to as a continent that is “rising.” The World Bank predicts that in 2018, six out of 10 of the world’s fastest growing economies will be countries in Africa. Economic growth across 55 nations — home to Africa’s nearly 1.2 billion people — is steadily improving. However...
Farmers, consumers, communities and countries face several types of shocks that can negatively affect their wellbeing and growth trajectories. These include stresses caused by weather fluctuations, natural resources depletion, pest and disease outbreaks, disasters, conflicts and political...
We often think of adaptive management in the context of field activities, but it applies to knowledge-sharing efforts like websites, too. Since Agrilinks got a refresh last summer, we have been making small but steady improvements to try to make the website as accessible and easy to use as possible...
Almost everyone has a policy experience of some sort. Here are six lessons I have gleaned over the years. Hopefully, they will help you navigate the well sailed, though largely uncharted, agricultural policy landscape in Africa.
Mutual accountability appeared in high-level global dialogues as a tool to manage development results in the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the Accra Agenda for Action and as a fundamental principle in the Busan Partnership Agreement . The underlying concept has been further refined in...
Takeaways from a USAID Inclusive Market Systems Development workshop facilitated by Helvetas USA
If we want to support policy change in countries, a good place to start is by understanding how policymakers, technical experts, citizens and other stakeholders interact with and shape which policies countries pursue and actually implement. After all, it’s in understanding this process of policy...
On May 25, Agrilinks hosted researchers from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) for a seminar entitled “Water Governance, Training and Gender in Agriculture: A New Evidence Base.” This event showcased findings from Feed the Future’s recently completed impact evaluation that...
Ever wonder what “institutional architecture” really refers to and why we’d care about such an abstract concept? Read on. But first, some important notes: Public policy has significantly influenced the direction of economic growth and development, shaping the ability of citizens and firms to live...