Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
This month, Agrilinks is focusing on approaches to knowledge sharing and learning, and we want to hear from you. What resources and best practices have you found most useful in your work? If your program has a knowledge management component, what has been most successful? Have you tried an approach...
While the green revolution helped reduce world hunger, it did not result in equal reductions in malnutrition. People do not just need food; they need diverse, quality foods, of which animal-based foods are critical.
Small-scale farmers play a critical role in the global food system. Their success depends on having adequate resources to manage the risks of growing food crops, engaging with profitable and equitable markets, and a governance environment that supports small-scale farmers.
In January, Agrilinks turns its attention to knowledge management (KM) and its role in furthering individual and organizational learning. This is, in fact, Agrilinks’ raison d’etre: a platform to capture and share critical knowledge, good practices and lessons learned in food security and...
To meet international climate targets, more than half of developing countries plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to livestock. However, most developing countries must improve emissions accounting systems in order to document mitigation in the livestock sector.
Farmer-led irrigation offers one of sub-Saharan Africa’s brightest prospects for defeating chronic hunger and making good on the promise of a more sustainable future. In many countries, the number of smallholders using their own pumps or other methods to irrigate crops already exceeds, by far, the...
As 2018 comes to a close, the Agrilinks team is reflecting on all the important food security knowledge and information our community has lived, produced, shared and reflected upon this year. Our community itself has grown from approximately 13,000 to 16,000 subscribers this year, a reflection of...
Convincing smallholder farmers to break with tradition is not easy after generations of steady production and familiarity. But as climate factors are increasingly affecting yields and quality, many farmers are open to investing in new inputs or services. Fernando Mendez, manager of Servicios de...
This year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence presents a call—#HearMeToo—to bring to light the stories of women and girls everywhere who are experiencing violence. Insights from qualitative research for the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP2), led by the International...
Smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa lose up to a third of their grain after harvest, because they often use poor grain storage technologies and ineffective drying practices. Staples like maize stored on-farm are exposed to infestation by insects and fungi. These can lead to contamination with...
Farmers make up 70 percent of the world's extreme poor, but smart use of data can change this status quo. Data can be used to build digital farmer profiles and lead to the creation of targeted products like precise irrigation systems, better credit scoring systems and location-based weather updates...
Over the course of six years and more than 50 partnerships, Partnering for Innovation has learned many valuable lessons on working with the private sector. To better capture this knowledge, we recently released a Practitioner’s Guide that highlights the how, what and why of private sector...
This brief synthesizes publicly available and regularly updated data on Ethiopia related to four key trade determinants that are actionable at the national level.
This brief synthesizes publicly available and regularly updated data on Uganda related to four key trade determinants that are actionable at the national level.
This brief synthesizes publicly available and regularly updated data on Senegal related to four key trade determinants that are actionable at the national level.
This brief synthesizes publicly available and regularly updated data on Nigeria related to four key trade determinants that are actionable at the national level.
This brief synthesizes publicly available and regularly updated data on Niger related to four key trade determinants that are actionable at the national level.
This brief synthesizes publicly available and regularly updated data on Mali related to four key trade determinants that are actionable at the national level.
An agriculture revolution may be on the horizon. Mobile technology, remote sensors, blockchain and big data are beginning to transform the lives of smallholder farmers, changing how farmers grow food, access credit, apply pesticides and so much more.
This brief synthesizes publicly available and regularly updated data on Kenya related to four key trade determinants that are actionable at the national level.