Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
We’re excited to announce the launch of ResilienceLinks, a new global knowledge platform for resilience practitioners.
Investing in sustainable, profitable, and gender-sensitive irrigation can help alleviate these threats, create greater climate resilience, and put millions of farmers on the path toward food and nutrition security.
CCAFS visited the climate-smart village of Cauca with Lighthouse Farm to learn how climate-smart agriculture has imapcted the community.
Shrubs that grow wild in West Africa could be key in boosting yield and giving farmers assurance that they can make a profitable crop, even in the drought-prone, food-insecure Sahel region.
An update on the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut including their current accomplishments and future goals.
Soun is the first farmer in his village to use a mechanized tractor — now, he can add innovator to his list of titles as well.
Researchers in North Carolina have updated a risk assessment tool that empowers peanut farmers there to decide when a pest, weed or weather condition threatens yield enough to invest in fighting it.
In 2015, the International Rice Research Institute, in collaboration with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management, began testing a locally adapted barrier system to both protect rice from rodents and decrease labor time in Cambodian fields.
One of the tricks to building resilience against crop pests is adequately preparing for them, which is what one collaboration between a pheromone company and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management has been achieving for over a decade.
When Ghanaian groundnut farmers are given tarps for free, they will use them to dry their crops. But, when they have to buy the tarps — even when they are given an economic incentive to produce low-aflatoxin nuts — farmers are reluctant to spend the money.
The soybean industry in Malawi suffers from a lack of new, improved varieties for producers to meet the growing demand from processors. In order to address this issue, USAID’s Feed the Future AgDiv Activity partnered with the Soybean Innovation Lab's Pan-African Soybean Variety Trials.
Guatemalan institutions and CCAFS give shape to a practical guide to integrate gender in agricultural projects.
Increased consumption of dairy and meat is inextricably tied to creating better livelihoods in rural Bangladesh. Read about how ACDI/VOCA worked to overcome nutritional barriers.
Have the different players in the provision of extension and advisory services in the agriculture sector considered how they can go beyond just creating these services just for the sake of it?
Burkina Faso is burdened by high rates of malnutrition and stunting in children under 5 years old. Undernutrition can have significant long term physical, cognitive, and socioeconomic impacts on a child’s development, as well as on the future economic success of the country. Animal source food (ASF...
At the Climate-Smart Village in Olopa, Guatemala, we witnessed the different stages of implementing climate-smart agriculture practices.
Meet Dorothy Magesse, a Nutrition and Social Inclusion Director for the Feed the Future Tanzania Mboga na Matunda (FTFT-MnM) Activity.
From creating climate-resilient sorghum to improving small-scale irrigation, Feed the Future funds innovations at the forefront of food security.
Prolonged drought has caused massive crop failure in Southern Africa and now a record 45 million people are facing hunger. “This year’s drought is unprecedented, causing food shortages on a scale we have never seen here before,” said Dr. Michael Charles, Head of the International Federation of the...
The Intra-African Agriculture Trade Improvement Scorecards reveal comparative performance on elements central to a functioning trade system.
We’re excited to announce the launch of ResilienceLinks, a new global knowledge platform for resilience practitioners.
One-year awards of up to $15,000 per research team (mentor and one or more graduate students and/or postdocs) are available.
Investing in sustainable, profitable, and gender-sensitive irrigation can help alleviate these threats, create greater climate resilience, and put millions of farmers on the path toward food and nutrition security.
CCAFS visited the climate-smart village of Cauca with Lighthouse Farm to learn how climate-smart agriculture has imapcted the community.
Shrubs that grow wild in West Africa could be key in boosting yield and giving farmers assurance that they can make a profitable crop, even in the drought-prone, food-insecure Sahel region.
The USAID funded Budikadidi project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is linking local needs to local solutions and building the foundation for a sustainable, resilient value chain that will flourish long after the project ends.
An update on the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut including their current accomplishments and future goals.
Soun is the first farmer in his village to use a mechanized tractor — now, he can add innovator to his list of titles as well.
Researchers in North Carolina have updated a risk assessment tool that empowers peanut farmers there to decide when a pest, weed or weather condition threatens yield enough to invest in fighting it.
Ethiopia is one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa, with a GDP growth rate of 8.5 percent in 2018. Despite rapid economic progress, however, poor nutrition is a critical health concern, with one in every three children stunted, one in every four women anemic, and 32 percent of the total...
In 2015, the International Rice Research Institute, in collaboration with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management, began testing a locally adapted barrier system to both protect rice from rodents and decrease labor time in Cambodian fields.
Abstract/Description The impacts of climate change on crop yields, as projected by a slew of impact assessments carried out since the 1980s, have brought the issue of future food insecurity to the fore. A meta-analysis of ~27,000 data points from studies published over the last four decades reveals...
One of the tricks to building resilience against crop pests is adequately preparing for them, which is what one collaboration between a pheromone company and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management has been achieving for over a decade.
When Ghanaian groundnut farmers are given tarps for free, they will use them to dry their crops. But, when they have to buy the tarps — even when they are given an economic incentive to produce low-aflatoxin nuts — farmers are reluctant to spend the money.
The soybean industry in Malawi suffers from a lack of new, improved varieties for producers to meet the growing demand from processors. In order to address this issue, USAID’s Feed the Future AgDiv Activity partnered with the Soybean Innovation Lab's Pan-African Soybean Variety Trials.
Guatemalan institutions and CCAFS give shape to a practical guide to integrate gender in agricultural projects.
Increased consumption of dairy and meat is inextricably tied to creating better livelihoods in rural Bangladesh. Read about how ACDI/VOCA worked to overcome nutritional barriers.
Have the different players in the provision of extension and advisory services in the agriculture sector considered how they can go beyond just creating these services just for the sake of it?