Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
Food and water security are deeply entwined. 70 percent of global water use is for agriculture while more than 25 percent of the global population lives in areas facing severe water scarcity and more than 820 million people face chronic food deprivation. As the global population continues to rise...
The USAID Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership ( SWS ) is holding a webinar on March 28 to discuss efforts to improve sanitation infrastructure and service delivery in the rapidly growing town of Debre Birhan in Ethiopia. SWS is working with local actors in Debre Birhan to strengthen the...
How best to secure land tenure for pastoralists is an ongoing challenge for governments, practitioners, lawyers, academics, and communities themselves. As a result, pastoral lands continue to be encroached, fragmented, excised, and lost whilst all important mobility of people and livestock is...
Although it might seem surprising, many Kenyan farmers, entrepreneurs and investors are intensely interested in the preparation of new regulations on the production and marketing of planting materials for vegetatively propagated crops (VPCs), such as potato and sweet potato. The new regulations may...
Unsafe food undermines food and nutritional security, human development, the broader food economy and international trade. You cannot have food security without food safety.
Sometimes, market systems inhibit productivity growth and depress livelihoods. Sometimes, there is too much market access for too many kinds of business, so too little is done to tackle problems of stagnant productivity and declining incomes for poor producers.
The FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture has released its report on The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture .
Recent research by ODI CPAN, commissioned by the USAID Center for Resilience, investigated the resilience of households above the poverty line in Uganda and the Philippines. The research aimed to isolate the extent to which being “near-poor” makes households vulnerable to falling into poverty in...
The Food Safey Network (FSN) is seeking input on how to prioritize research on animal health issues in Feed the Future target countries. Please share your views by completing this survey by Friday, March 29.
On International Women's Day, learn how Feed the Future programming is reaching, benefiting and empowering women.
For this International Women’s Day, we see the promises and pitfalls of technology through the eyes of three Ethiopian women.
In Senegal, a community-based approach to zoonotic diseases links the health and livestock sectors.
In Niger, two destructive pests, the pearl millet head miner and the pearl millet stem borer, can cause up to 85 percent yield loss of millet -- a deadly problem in a food-insecure country where millet is the most important staple crop. To fight the pearl millet head miner, the IPM Innovation Lab,...
Agricultural production is only one of many factors that impacts global food security. Some factors, like gender, cannot be overlooked when the goal is to feed the world’s rapidly growing population.
Although it might seem surprising, many Kenyan farmers, entrepreneurs and investors are intensely interested in the preparation of new regulations on the production and marketing of planting materials for vegetatively propagated crops (VPCs), such as potato and sweet potato. The new regulations may...
Unsafe food undermines food and nutritional security, human development, the broader food economy and international trade. You cannot have food security without food safety.
Trusting in the power of local talent and ownership, the Feed the Future Senegal Naatal Mbay project has engaged, empowered and strengthened digital SMEs in Senegal.
Sometimes, market systems inhibit productivity growth and depress livelihoods. Sometimes, there is too much market access for too many kinds of business, so too little is done to tackle problems of stagnant productivity and declining incomes for poor producers.
The FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture has released its report on The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture .
Research and project evaluations frequently cite access to greater quantities and higher quality of feed as limiting factors to livestock production levels worldwide. Pasture grazing has been the traditional approach to livestock rearing, but land use has begun to shift.
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Assets and Market Access has just launched a new project in partnership with the Ghana Agricultural Insurance Pool (GAIP) to improve the quality of agricultural index insurance available to the nation’s small-scale farmers.
Recent research by ODI CPAN, commissioned by the USAID Center for Resilience, investigated the resilience of households above the poverty line in Uganda and the Philippines. The research aimed to isolate the extent to which being “near-poor” makes households vulnerable to falling into poverty in...
The Food Safey Network (FSN) is seeking input on how to prioritize research on animal health issues in Feed the Future target countries. Please share your views by completing this survey by Friday, March 29.