Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
Will farmers more readily adopt agricultural technologies like soybean using a step-wise, or incremental approach? If so, what is the first step? That is, what provides the most profit to a farmer from the least cost when planting a soybean crop? The Soybean Innovation Lab's next webinar explores...
Around the world, ocean dead zones are growing at alarming rates, making entire swaths of underwater habitats uninhabitable by marine life. Most of this is directly tied to agriculture and the way in which it contributes to soil or land degradation.
In the past few decades, there has been a growing demand for fish (wild-caught and aquaculture), especially in developing countries, due to increased knowledge of their health benefits, urbanization and rising incomes. The blog details how to ensure fish food safety is prioritized as fish demand increases.
Are you working on an emergency or development project engaged in agriculture, livelihoods, or WASH activities? The USAID Food for Peace-funded SCALE and PRO-WASH awards are currently conducting a survey to better understand the opportunities and challenges facing implementing partners in emergency...
In this post, learn how different types of standards and regulations work in practice and the complementary roles they each play in mitigating food safety threats.
The fall armyworm is becoming a household name around the world, but not for good reasons – the pest, native to the tropical and subtropical Americas, devours over 300 plant species, including maize, which feeds millions of people .
Climate Services for Resilient Development (CSRD) is a USAID-supported global partnership that connects climate and environmental science with data streams to generate decision support tools and training for decision-makers in developing countries. The CSRD consortium in South Asia is led by the...
Ethiopian farmers have a name for Parthenium hysterophorus : “Faramsissa,” meaning, “sign your land away.” The name is fitting – Parthenium wipes out biodiversity, reduces crop yields, causes human health issues, and taints milk when consumed by livestock.
Market opportunities attract agricultural investors, and industry support initiatives incentivize them to navigate through inevitable difficulties, but ultimately, a strong enabling environment is what sustains and expands private investment.
More than 50 years ago, CGIAR’s research into high-yielding, disease-resistant rice and wheat launched the Green Revolution, saving more than a billion people from starvation.
As horticulture for development becomes an increasingly critical field globally, these nine webinars off early-career professionals a chance to brush up on both project management skills and horticulture topics related to the contexts of international agricultural development.
Low yields among smallholders jeopardize incomes and farmers’ ability to provide nutritious food for their families. In Guatemala, where malnutrition and stunting rates are among the highest in the world, low yields and an overreliance on nutrient-deficient maize exacerbates poverty and hunger for...
In this post, two USAID staff highlight the key approaches the Nepal Mission is using to generate rigorous evidence and learning, the development impacts of these approaches, and ideas for future investments.
IDEAL is pleased to announce the release of the first RFA through its Small Grants Program! With generous support from USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, we are inviting emergency and development organizations to apply for Micro Grant awards up to $50,000 . In this first round of Micro Grants, we...
This post originally appeared on Marketlinks . USAID’s Market Systems Framework recognizes the enabling environment — including the formal rules, informal norms, and relationships — as a critical factor influencing market actors’ incentives to invest in new technologies, practices, and services...
This is the third blog of our series on building private sector resilience. The previous blog, The Role of Acceleration Services in Pay for Results Programs , focuses on three key areas to businesses that contribute to achievement of commercial and development results – trust, agility, and...
Blog By: Barbara Best, Jennifer Kane and Anila Jacobs The contributions of wild-caught fisheries to livelihoods, nutrition and resilience in sub-Saharan Africa are too big to ignore. A new USAID report entitled “ The Role of Wild-Caught Fisheries in African Development ” outlines the ways this...
Through engaging datasets on agricultural water use and institutional governance performance at the national level, the Water Governance Scorecard looks at water from the agriculture sector and investment side with implications for larger resilience discussions.
Over the past year, both USAID and the Gates Foundation ran competitions to solicit technology solutions for agricultural problems in developing countries. The two competitions attracted very different audiences, but when the Gates Foundation brought winners from both challenges together, the groups' differing perspectives resulted in interesting connections and potential new collaborations.
Around the world, ocean dead zones are growing at alarming rates, making entire swaths of underwater habitats uninhabitable by marine life. Most of this is directly tied to agriculture and the way in which it contributes to soil or land degradation.
In the past few decades, there has been a growing demand for fish (wild-caught and aquaculture), especially in developing countries, due to increased knowledge of their health benefits, urbanization and rising incomes. The blog details how to ensure fish food safety is prioritized as fish demand increases.
This infomational sheet may be downloaded and shared widely. It shows statistics about some of the gender issues related to smallholder farmers in developing and emerging countries, and it highlights how to empower women in particular.
Are you working on an emergency or development project engaged in agriculture, livelihoods, or WASH activities? The USAID Food for Peace-funded SCALE and PRO-WASH awards are currently conducting a survey to better understand the opportunities and challenges facing implementing partners in emergency...
In this post, learn how different types of standards and regulations work in practice and the complementary roles they each play in mitigating food safety threats.
The fall armyworm is becoming a household name around the world, but not for good reasons – the pest, native to the tropical and subtropical Americas, devours over 300 plant species, including maize, which feeds millions of people .
Climate Services for Resilient Development (CSRD) is a USAID-supported global partnership that connects climate and environmental science with data streams to generate decision support tools and training for decision-makers in developing countries. The CSRD consortium in South Asia is led by the...
Ethiopian farmers have a name for Parthenium hysterophorus : “Faramsissa,” meaning, “sign your land away.” The name is fitting – Parthenium wipes out biodiversity, reduces crop yields, causes human health issues, and taints milk when consumed by livestock.
Market opportunities attract agricultural investors, and industry support initiatives incentivize them to navigate through inevitable difficulties, but ultimately, a strong enabling environment is what sustains and expands private investment.
Bolstering intra-African agriculture trade is an opportunity to both spur economic growth as well as to increase access to safe, nutritious foods across borders. In this piece, learn how programming can create an enabling environment that supports these goals.
More than 50 years ago, CGIAR’s research into high-yielding, disease-resistant rice and wheat launched the Green Revolution, saving more than a billion people from starvation.
As horticulture for development becomes an increasingly critical field globally, these nine webinars off early-career professionals a chance to brush up on both project management skills and horticulture topics related to the contexts of international agricultural development.
Low yields among smallholders jeopardize incomes and farmers’ ability to provide nutritious food for their families. In Guatemala, where malnutrition and stunting rates are among the highest in the world, low yields and an overreliance on nutrient-deficient maize exacerbates poverty and hunger for...
In this post, two USAID staff highlight the key approaches the Nepal Mission is using to generate rigorous evidence and learning, the development impacts of these approaches, and ideas for future investments.
Do you have experience implementing agricultural, livelihood s , or WASH projects in preparedness, emergency and/or recovery? If so, USAID/FFP-funded technical assistance and learning awards SCALE and PRO-WASH would like to hear from you! Take 20 minutes and add your voice! Click the SURVEY LINK to...
IDEAL is pleased to announce the release of the first RFA through its Small Grants Program! With generous support from USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, we are inviting emergency and development organizations to apply for Micro Grant awards up to $50,000 . In this first round of Micro Grants, we...
This post was originally published on the CCAFS blog . New project aims to ensure that key actors in the livestock sector increase climate change adaptation and mitigation in farming practices, sector strategies and investment projects. In Sub-Saharan Africa, livestock is crucial for the...