Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is the continental plan for agricultural transformation launched in 2003 by African countries to reduce poverty and increase food security on the continent. In 2013, African Heads of State re-committed to seven high level goals and...
If you are a food security development professional, we hope that you are visiting Agrilinks regularly for blog posts, events, and resources that inform your work. But did you know that you can post too? We especially encourage Feed the Future implementing partners to showcase your key resources...
Smallholder farmers are the heart of Africa’s agricultural transformation in Africa. In fact, according to FAO, “80% of the farmland in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia is managed by smallholders (working on up to 10 hectares)”. With agriculture’s central role in our society, Africa has the ability to...
Preliminary qualitative and quantitative field findings from Zimbabwe suggest that psychological safety within a group is a critical driver of group success and resilience.
This story was written by Patrick Bell, Deputy Regional Director for Quality and Growth, Latin America and the Caribbean for Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health. Honduras is the world’s fifth largest producer of coffee in volume. Despite their claim on the global market, many Honduran...
For communities in northern Kenya, livestock is the foundation of food security. Approximately 5.8 million people make a living as pastoralists, herding camels, cows, goats and sheep in search of water and food. These animals are valuable sources of nutrition and income for these families.
Policy makers are frustrated. On the one hand they lack the resources and local capacity to implement existing national agricultural strategies; on the other, they are overwhelmed by multiple paradigms and constantly-shifting approaches, and catching up seems impossible.
Each year, an estimated 2 million young people join the labor market in Bangladesh, exerting enormous pressure on the nation’s economy to generate employment opportunities. The agricultural sector would seem well placed to absorb these young workers...
This month the Agrilinks team is focusing on connecting and calling out contributions with the Agrilinks community, from USAID/Washington and Missions to implementing partners and a range of public and private food security stakeholders.
2019 Small Grants Request for Applications Partners of the Americas, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications from parties interested in the F2F AVOP Small Grants Program. 2019 F2F AVOP REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS SOLICITATION (CLICK...
If you are a food security development professional, we hope that you are visiting Agrilinks regularly for blog posts, events, and resources that inform your work. But did you know that you can post too? We especially encourage Feed the Future implementing partners to showcase your key resources...
Smallholder farmers are the heart of Africa’s agricultural transformation in Africa. In fact, according to FAO, “80% of the farmland in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia is managed by smallholders (working on up to 10 hectares)”. With agriculture’s central role in our society, Africa has the ability to...
Preliminary qualitative and quantitative field findings from Zimbabwe suggest that psychological safety within a group is a critical driver of group success and resilience.
This story was written by Patrick Bell, Deputy Regional Director for Quality and Growth, Latin America and the Caribbean for Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health. Honduras is the world’s fifth largest producer of coffee in volume. Despite their claim on the global market, many Honduran...
For communities in northern Kenya, livestock is the foundation of food security. Approximately 5.8 million people make a living as pastoralists, herding camels, cows, goats and sheep in search of water and food. These animals are valuable sources of nutrition and income for these families.
Policy makers are frustrated. On the one hand they lack the resources and local capacity to implement existing national agricultural strategies; on the other, they are overwhelmed by multiple paradigms and constantly-shifting approaches, and catching up seems impossible.
Each year, an estimated 2 million young people join the labor market in Bangladesh, exerting enormous pressure on the nation’s economy to generate employment opportunities. The agricultural sector would seem well placed to absorb these young workers...
This month the Agrilinks team is focusing on connecting and calling out contributions with the Agrilinks community, from USAID/Washington and Missions to implementing partners and a range of public and private food security stakeholders.
2019 Small Grants Request for Applications Partners of the Americas, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications from parties interested in the F2F AVOP Small Grants Program. 2019 F2F AVOP REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS SOLICITATION (CLICK...
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) Support activity. Please view the posting on Grants.gov for complete...
You can’t see or smell them, but aflatoxins are one of the world’s most carcinogenic substances. They are produced by a group of molds known as the Aspergillus fungi that often contaminate grains, such as maize.
This is an amended re-issue of the RFP released on 27 March 2019. It has been revised to extend the deadline to 31 July 2019 and to permit ALL implementing partners to apply for this opportunity, regardless of the funder. The SCALE Award is now collecting research proposals from implementing...
The Legume Systems Innovation Lab is seeking concept notes to support Area of Inquiry 3: Analysis of sociocultural and/or economic motivators or barriers to legume utilization at various stages and scales within production and market systems. The deadline for the submission of concept notes is July...
In 2018, we formed an ad hoc forecast group to provide annual outlooks for Blue Nile River flow at the beginning of each East Africa summertime rainy season. The motivation for this effort is the impending completion of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
Life in rural Timor-Leste has few economic opportunities for families. USAID's Avansa Agrikultura Project is working to spur economic growth by supporting the development of ag-input stores, vegetable collection agencies, and small-scale food processors.
Most meteorological and hydrological services lack adequate infrastructure and have little experience generating seasonal precipitation forecasts to support farming practices and decision making. Meanwhile, weather conditions have become uncertain, in terms of timing and intensity...
Droughts are slow-onset disasters that trigger significant environmental impacts, including loss in agricultural productivity across the globe. The Lower Mekong region is no exception. Recently, Vietnam has been contending with droughts and resulting damages, especially in 2015...
For the 5.8 million Kenyans who make their living as pastoralists, the search for pasture and water for their livestock is getting increasingly difficult. In the past, traditional knowledge on where to find these resources was sufficient for pastoralists in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands. Today,...
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research is seeking cutting-edge legume systems research proposals for Area of Inquiry 2 - Integration of legumes within local/regional market systems, including trade . The deadline for the submission of concept notes is July 8, 2019. For more...
The Climate Hazards Center (CHC) and affiliates use a variety of tools and data sets, including Earth observations, to make advance predictions of rainfall and other factors that influence the livelihoods and overall food security of the world’s most vulnerable people.
Researchers have begun to empirically demonstrate the extent to which degradation of natural systems impact the health, food security and nutrition of human populations.
May 22 is International Day for Biological Diversity. This year, we mark the day in the wake of a dire UN report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services warning that nature is declining globally at unprecedented rates
This is the second blog of our series on building private sector resilience. The first blog in this series, Building Private Sector Resilience to Support Smallholders , explored the vulnerabilities many for-profit businesses face and how strengthening them also helps strengthen smallholder farmer’s...
This post was written by Matt Finer, PhD, Senior Research Specialist & Director of MAAP, Amazon Conservation and Anupa Deshpande, MPH, Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist, USAID/BFS. As society aims to increase food security for a growing population, in part through...
Women’s empowerment is a common term in development with an uncommon number of interpretations—organizational and programmatic approaches to promoting women’s empowerment can vary significantly by sector and the frameworks that guide them. As we embark on the Feed the Future Advancing Women’s...
The Legume Systems Innovation Lab is extending the Request for Concept Notes for Area of Inquiry 1: Integration of legumes into sustainable smallholder farming systems and agricultural landscapes. Proposals must be submitted on the Piestar RFx website by May 27, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight...
In central and southern parts of the subregion, planting of main season crops across Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and northern Tanzania has been disrupted by delayed onset of the March-May rains and severe early-season dryness coupled with above average temperatures.
Just a few years ago, there was a dearth of information about women’s empowerment in agriculture. Today, thanks in large part to the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), there is a lot more, rich data about women’s empowerment in the sector. Collecting and analyzing the information is...
Eighty minutes each day, or a little more than 9 hours every week, is on average what women in developing countries would gain if unpaid work was equalized between women and men. Women do more unpaid agricultural work than men and disproportionately spend time on unpaid care work. Unpaid care work...