Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
This month, Climatelinks is featuring geospatial tools and analysis. When it comes to climate change, geospatial tools and analysis provide innovative methods of visualizing drivers, threats and impacts.
NASA Harvest, in partnership with SERVIR, a joint venture between NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is working with the government of Uganda to help predict crop failure and drought.
Estimating the impact of agricultural projects and policies is a vexing problem for many development professionals. On the one hand development professionals often declare ‘success’ if yields increase; on the other hand, they often blame the weather if yields decline.
From the launch of Landsat I in 1972 until today, satellites have captured critical, continuous information about the Earth’s natural resources and the changing human footprint, particularly regarding agriculture.
How might satellites be able to shed light on local-level livelihoods? A simple rule of thumb is that if humans can detect things in imagery that might be predictive of local-level livelihoods, we can train a computer to do it as well.
What happens to gender issues in agriculture and climate change adaptation when they are mainstreamed and domesticated in different governance levels?
The Ferlo region of north-central Senegal is a vast expanse of dry savannah covering over a third of the country’s total area. With only a few small, scattered settlements, this region is almost exclusively reserved for pastoralism, both by tradition and government policy.
Growth in Mali’s agriculture sector dropped following a civil war beginning in 2012. After five years, however, the country is normalizing and development actors around the world are re-focusing interventions, prompting them to revisit and redevelop strategies from 2012 in the context of 2019. To...
During the current 2018-2019 maize growing season now under harvest, southern Africa experienced some of the driest conditions in the monitoring record, dating back to 1984. The result of these drought conditions has been crop failure across the worst-affected areas.
Lutheran World Relief is helping make NASA’s satellite imagery more meaningful. No, we haven’t become aerospace experts. It’s our work here on Earth that is making the difference.
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...
The Feed the Future Mozambique Agricultural Innovations Activity (Feed the Future Inova) is an example of applying information about gendered decision-making and norms to increase women’s access to technology. In Mozambique’s agricultural sector, the use of improved agricultural inputs is low. The...
Landscapes on Earth are changing at unprecedented rates. In the Lower Mekong region, officials have struggled to manage landscape changes partly because they lack sufficient access to geospatial technology and data to monitor land cover changes and guide land use decisions.
In over sixty years of armed conflict in Colombia, more than 220,000 have died and millions have been displaced, creating poverty and hardship that could last for generations. New research is seeking insights on promoting mobility and resilience even in these extreme environments.
Although access to piped water services has increased, there is often a gap between the water services promised by utilities and the water services that people receive.