Please join us for a discussion on the purpose and use of the Learning Agenda and to learn more about what Feed the Future has planned to contribute to the knowledge gaps around food security.
Participate in the #AskAg Twitter chat hosted by Agrilinks, USAID, and Feed the Future to speak directly with Emily Hogue of USAID’s Bureau for Food Security and Magda Ismail of the The Millennium Challenge Corporation. Tweet questions to @Agrilinks & #AskAg or post questions in the comments section below to help frame the hour-long discussion. You can download and read the Feed the Future Learning Agenda here.
When: September 19, 12–1pm EDT | Where: #AskAg & @Agrilinks on Twitter
Feed the Future has developed the Feed the Future Learning Agenda to provide a framework of critical questions lacking evidence around food security programming. This Agenda has been developed to strategize how we will learn from our programming, prioritize our learning objectives, and systematically assess the most critical causal linkages assumed through FTF approaches. The questions target evidence gaps under six themes:
- Agricultural Productivity
- Research & Development
- Value Chains and Increased Investment
- Nutrition and Dietary Quality
- Gender Integration and Women’s Empowerment
- Resilience of Vulnerable Populations
Under the Feed the Future Initiative, learning and testing our assumptions about the causal pathways to food security is a vital priority. Our M&E activities, particularly impact evaluations, are being programmed to help us answer the questions under the Agenda. Guided by the Agenda, USAID is planning to conduct over 30 impact evaluations of FTF investments around key questions related to agriculture, nutrition, and food security, while also the Millennium Challenge Corporation has approximately 10 impact evaluations already underway in countries receiving FTF resources. Conducting robust and rigorous M&E to track our programs and test causal linkages will help us identify approaches and practices that will ultimately help us reach our goals of reducing poverty and hunger.
How to participate:
- Visit Twitter.com to sign up for an account. (For more information on getting started on Twitter, check out this Twitter Guide Book.)
- Submit questions to @Agrilinks prior to the chat to help frame the discussion. (You can also submit questions by commenting on this page.)
- Join us on September 19 at 12 pm EDT by following the hashtag #AskAg.
Questions on how to participate? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at @Agrilinks on Twitter.
USAID Bureau for Food Security
The Millennium Challenge Corporation