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

The Food Security Policy Innovation Lab is helping establish policies conducive to market-led, smallholder-focused, inclusive agricultural growth and food security by focusing on country-level research, capacity building, global research and support to donor food policy work.

Lead Institute

Michigan State University

Focus countries

Burma, Mali, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania

Research and Outreach Interests

  • Impact assessment of agricultural R&D and adoption of improved technologies
  • Methods and approaches to evaluate impacts of agricultural development interventions on developmental goals (i.e., poverty, food and nutritional security)
  • Seed system development issues and policies in developing countries


US based partners

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

The International Food Policy Research Institute will apply its substantial expertise in the development of sound and appropriate local, national, and international public policies that are essential to achieving sustainable food security and nutritional improvement.


Focus country partners

University of Pretoria

The University of Pretoria (UP) will support policy system assessments and capacity building in Africa, and contribute its expertise in food, nutrition, and agriculture linkages at country, regional and global levels.

Learn more

Visit our website to find the latest on our research, including policy papers and presentations.

Stay in touch

Email our director Mywish Maredia, Director of Food Security Policy Innovation Lab for more information: maredia@msu.edu

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