Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
There is no universally-accepted framework for how to measure the performance of agricultural extension and advisory services. The best-fit framework suggests an impact chain approach, where components of the system (e.g. governance and management structures, organizational and individual...
USAID’s Bureau for Food Security is hosting a suite of five webinars designed to increase awareness of Agency tools and strategies for catalyzing finance in the agriculture sector. The first webinar will be hosted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 10am EST, and the remaining webinars will be...
The draft Phase 2 Feed the Future Learning Agenda is currently open for public comment. Please review the overview document and provide your feedback through this survey form . The survey will close on Friday, September 28th 11:59 PM EDT. This process will be used to gather your input on the...
Agrilinks' Young Scholars Food Security Blog Contest, co-sponsored by Feed the Future, is a great opportunity for students around the world to get published and showcase their work to the global community.
To prepare for Feed the Future’s new monitoring and evaluation framework under the Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS), implementing partners (IPs) explore both challenges and strategies to help guide Feed the Future programs during this transition. The recent posts highlighted below offer...
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking concept notes for a cooperative agreement from qualified U.S. organizations to fund a program entitled Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research, Capacity, and Influence . Funding Opportunity Number:...
New research shows that promoting low-cost but advanced farming methods through agricultural extension can significantly increase food security and resilience, especially when the higher cost of improved inputs keeps them out of reach.
Mozambique has about 1,000 public extension workers for the entire country's 3.8 million farming households. That means every extension worker has about 3,800 households to support. Aside from this impossible ratio, public extension workers lack equipment, education and incentives to properly...
Would targeting extension information to women farmers lead to better and more gender equitable outcomes? Would the involvement of women extension agents render agronomic information services more inclusive? In Uganda, we set up a field experiment to find out.
Imagine that your job is to train 5,000 rural farmers on improved techniques across an area the size of Rhode Island. But you don’t have an office or a place to meet with farmers. You also don’t have any transportation to get to them. Oh, and you don’t have a cell phone or other way to communicate...
This 3-minute video presents an overview of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy ( FSP ). Taking the example of input subsidy reform in Zambia — a reform that affects millions of farmers and their agrodealers — the video explains how FSP researches policy processes and...
The Philippines has experienced a significant reductio n of poverty in the past 25 years. Poverty dropped from 27 percent in 1991 to eight percent in 2015 according to the international $1.90 a day poverty line. However, despite these improvements (driven in part by good economic performance and...