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Please join CSIS for the launch of our newest report, Building a Big Tent for Agricultural Transformation in Ethiopia, which examines the past wins, current endeavors, and future challenges of Ethiopia’s Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA).
Please register for the webinar here . You will receive an email with instructions for joining the webinar about a week in advance of the event. USAID and the Renovation & Rehabilitation Collective Action Network of the Sustainable Coffee Challenge (SCC) are hosting this webinar on Renovation...
The Feed the future Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) project is a rare and successful example of an extension researcher and a development practitioner teaming up as co-directors.
A school snack program in Guyana using locally-produced peanuts has proved to be technically, economically and socially sustainable long after the USAID financial support ended in 2011.
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 Markets, Risk, and Resilience . Funding Opportunity Number: 7200AA19RFA00009 Funding...
The USAID Bureau for Food Security is pleased to announce the release of the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement . The Crop Improvement Innovation Lab will invest in the development of new and improved breeding tools and methods that...
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems is seeking cutting-edge legume systems research proposals for Area of Inquiry 1 - Integration of legumes into sustainable smallholder farming systems and agricultural landscapes. The deadline for submission of concept notes is May 20, 2019. For...
Samir Regmi said that due to his partnership with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management , his small agribusiness in Nepal is “renowned” for selling quality bio-pesticides, insect traps, and other Integrated Pest Management (IPM) solutions. Regmi’s business is not the...
This post was written by Ilisa Gertner and Caryl Merten of Chemonics’ Agriculture and Food Security Practice and originally appeared on the Chemonics blog . As international development professionals, we strive for sustainable project results and an evidence base for our approaches. But the truth...
Efforts to build smallholder farmers’ resiliency are now crucial, as many face unprecedented shocks caused by climate change and widespread pests and diseases. As development practitioners, how can we most cost effectively and sustainably promote smallholder resilience to reduce global hunger,...
The SCALE Award is now collecting research proposals from implementing partners funded by the USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP), with the aim of building the evidence base for interventions at the intersection of agriculture and the management of water resources.
The Feed the Future Advancing Women’s Empowerment (AWE) Program enhances women’s empowerment and gender equality in agricultural systems and programs by providing technical assistance to missions, implementing partners, the Bureau for Food Security, and USAID offices to increase women’s...
The Feed the future Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) project is a rare and successful example of an extension researcher and a development practitioner teaming up as co-directors.
Climate change requires that we breed crops and livestock better suited to new conditions. Think about the last food you ate. Maybe it was a meal or maybe you’re snacking on something right now. Have you ever considered the amount of effort that has gone into plant and animal breeding to produce...
USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3) Office of Forestry and Biodiversity is now accepting submissions for a case study competition on biodiversity integration across USAID’s portfolio. The submission deadline is May 3, 2019. Cases may include biodiversity programming...
Malawi’s soy producers will soon have more commercially viable seed varieties to choose from.
A school snack program in Guyana using locally-produced peanuts has proved to be technically, economically and socially sustainable long after the USAID financial support ended in 2011.
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 Markets, Risk, and Resilience . Funding Opportunity Number: 7200AA19RFA00009 Funding...
The USAID Bureau for Food Security is pleased to announce the release of the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement . The Crop Improvement Innovation Lab will invest in the development of new and improved breeding tools and methods that...
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems is seeking cutting-edge legume systems research proposals for Area of Inquiry 1 - Integration of legumes into sustainable smallholder farming systems and agricultural landscapes. The deadline for submission of concept notes is May 20, 2019. For...
Samir Regmi said that due to his partnership with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management , his small agribusiness in Nepal is “renowned” for selling quality bio-pesticides, insect traps, and other Integrated Pest Management (IPM) solutions. Regmi’s business is not the...
This toolkit , funded by the USAID Bureau for Africa and produced by FHI360, is designed to help projects, organizations and individuals who want to use low-cost video in their development projects. The toolkit does not assume that video is always the most appropriate solution for capturing and...
This post was written by Ilisa Gertner and Caryl Merten of Chemonics’ Agriculture and Food Security Practice and originally appeared on the Chemonics blog . As international development professionals, we strive for sustainable project results and an evidence base for our approaches. But the truth...
Efforts to build smallholder farmers’ resiliency are now crucial, as many face unprecedented shocks caused by climate change and widespread pests and diseases. As development practitioners, how can we most cost effectively and sustainably promote smallholder resilience to reduce global hunger,...
The SCALE Award is now collecting research proposals from implementing partners funded by the USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP), with the aim of building the evidence base for interventions at the intersection of agriculture and the management of water resources.
Hello, Agrilinks reader! If you've clicked on this headline, you might be interested in becoming an Agrilinks writer by submitting a blog post to us. Submitting content to Agrilinks is a great way to share knowledge that will benefit others in the Feed the Future community. Below, you’ll find my...
Policy Systems Reinforcing Elements When USAID thinks about policy on the national level, it is looking at the whole landscape that moves the policy agenda forward, including the specific area being considered and integrating the stakeholders and diverse actors necessary to move the policy agenda...
Sustainable Intensification offers an approach to evaluate and balance the environmental, economic and social objectives of agriculture, improving the efficient use of resources for agriculture with the goal of producing more food on the same amount of land but with reduced negative environmental...
Why Agricultural Transformation? Agriculture provides the best opportunity we have to reduce poverty, hunger and malnutrition among the greatest number of people in the world. Putting an end to hunger and extreme poverty requires transformation of the agricultural and food systems found in many...
The Feed the Future Advancing Women’s Empowerment (AWE) Program enhances women’s empowerment and gender equality in agricultural systems and programs by providing technical assistance to missions, implementing partners, the Bureau for Food Security, and USAID offices to increase women’s...
Internal learning and reflection was an integral part of the KDAD project over its more than five years managing Agrilinks and contributing to USAID training, knowledge management, learning and communications, among other initiatives. As part of its final report , the KDAD team developed a series...
This post was written by Gary Fields, Senior Manager for Content, Lutheran World Relief. Prossy Namutebi is a young woman entrepreneur who runs a farm supply store in the village of Butenga, in southwestern Uganda. On this day, in her role as an agricultural extension agent, she is crouching with...
Women lead approximately one-third of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets, but remain disproportionately underserved. They often face less favorable terms for financing and limited access to essential resources needed to build, sustain and grow their businesses. In fact,...
New working paper assesses the current state of practice for the representation of food security indicators in agricultural systems models. There is broad agreement among the international community about the importance of linkages between agriculture and food security. However, a working paper by...
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.