Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

The primary objective of the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security project is to support the Feed the Future initiative to address enabling environment factors that affect food security outcomes, including but not limited to legal, institutional, and market constraints within the food system. The project works with USAID Missions and Washington offices across the program cycle through tailored analysis, institutional strengthening, capacity building, stakeholder engagement, and strategic knowledge management (KM) services.

Launched in October 2015, the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security project has a period of performance of up to five years. Through this flexible contracting mechanism, USAID Missions and Washington offices can access tailored technical assistance and expertise to inform local solutions and address strategic priorities related to improving enabling environments for food security. The mechanism is coordinated by USAID’s Bureau for Food Security and implemented by Fintrac Inc. with sub-contractors Cultural Practice and The CloudBurst Group.

To learn more, click here or contact Adam Keatts (Chief of Party) at akeatts@fintrac.com or Lourdes Martinez Romero (COR) at lmartinezromero@usaid.gov (link sends email).

USAID Missions and offices can customize technical service packages to inform new project designs, support existing investments, and/or fill gaps in their portfolios including but not limited to:

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Other donors, implementers, researchers, private sector agriculture businesses can collaborate with us to grow the evidence base and further the state of practice on enabling environment reforms for improved food security. Have an example of work you’d like to share? Want to stay informed of ours and other Feed the Future related developments around good practices to improve the enabling environment for food security? Email us at eefs@fintrac.com (link sends e-mail)

The Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security project offers strategic support to integrate enabling environment reform strategies into Feed the Future programs. The project does this by:

  • Providing technical analysis and advisory support to reform processes, and across program life cycles, at regional, national, and sub-national levels.
  • Expanding the evidence base and promoting exchange of good practices around achieving sustainable improvements in food security through enabling environment reform.

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The project works in consultation with diverse stakeholder groups to leverage their experience and collaborate in support of enabling environment reform, including the private sector, local government officials, civil society, research institutions, existing projects, and other donors.

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  • Enabling the Business of Agriculture in Support of the GFSS (2019) — Through self-paced modules, audiences will learn about the World Bank’s Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) Index as well as specific analytical strategies to use EBA data in programming to support the U.S. Government’s Global Food Security Strategy.

Technical Briefs and Reports

  • The Water Governance Scorecard (2019) — Viewing water within the domain of agriculture, the Water Governance Scorecard engages publicly available datasets on Feed the Future focus countries’ water use and water system governance practices as they relate to agricultural production and investment.
  • How Thinking and Working Politically Through Applied Political Economy Analysis is Critical to Market Systems (2019) — By unpacking political barriers and identifying opportunities to align key decision makers’ incentives in the political system, thinking and working politically through applied political economy analysis can enable market systems to become competitive, inclusive, and resilient.