Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
Read up on the benefits and limitations of commodity exchanges as well as the conditions that support their success.
Poor diets are now the number one risk factor in the global burden of disease (GBD), accounting for one in five deaths globally.
In a four-part blog series, the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security project explores a central question: what enables cross-border trade for safe foods?
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish Director Mark Lawrence discussed with lawmakers the risks of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in aquaculture at a congressional briefing in Washington, DC, on July 23.
The Climate Hazards Center (CHC) has been using the CHC Early Estimates for agroclimatological monitoring and forecast-plus-observation rainfall scenarios since late 2018.
A major challenge for climate change interventions is addressing gender inequality. A climate-smart project in the Philippines seeks to address this via the empowerment of women farmers.
Young women in rural Uganda find local solutions for change.
The success of female farmers in Tajikistan starts with a culture of collaborating, learning, and adapting.
Rural Filipino farmers are reinventing themselves from smallholders to food-processing entrepreneurs through a participatory learning approach known as the Farmer Business School (FBS).
A new study of water markets in Bangladesh sheds light on how to improve water conservation and cost effectiveness in irrigation systems.
The symposium on improving human nutrition and incomes through effective livestock research and extension partnerships was organized by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems at the University of Florida and hosted by the Government of Nepal’s Department of Livestock Services...
In September, join Agrilinks and partners Digital Green , IFPRI , and the Feed the Future Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) project in sharing resources and thought leadership on extension and how it is evolving today.
Read up on the benefits and limitations of commodity exchanges as well as the conditions that support their success.
Poor diets are now the number one risk factor in the global burden of disease (GBD), accounting for one in five deaths globally.
An effective food safety system can provide assurance that food supplied to consumers is nutritious, of good quality for domestic consumption and adequate for export .
In a four-part blog series, the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security project explores a central question: what enables cross-border trade for safe foods?
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish Director Mark Lawrence discussed with lawmakers the risks of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in aquaculture at a congressional briefing in Washington, DC, on July 23.
The Climate Hazards Center (CHC) has been using the CHC Early Estimates for agroclimatological monitoring and forecast-plus-observation rainfall scenarios since late 2018.
A major challenge for climate change interventions is addressing gender inequality. A climate-smart project in the Philippines seeks to address this via the empowerment of women farmers.
Young women in rural Uganda find local solutions for change.
The success of female farmers in Tajikistan starts with a culture of collaborating, learning, and adapting.
Rural Filipino farmers are reinventing themselves from smallholders to food-processing entrepreneurs through a participatory learning approach known as the Farmer Business School (FBS).
A new study of water markets in Bangladesh sheds light on how to improve water conservation and cost effectiveness in irrigation systems.
The University of California, Davis, will lead a new global research program to build and test ways to overcome some of the biggest remaining challenges for lifting and keeping rural families out of poverty in developing countries.
The “Working with Smallholders” handbook aims to enable the development of more sustainable, resilient and productive agribusiness supply chains, and to illustrate their developmental impact.
Over 200 people are dead and millions affected due to the recent monsoons across India, Nepal and Bangladesh, causing heavy flooding. The Indian states of Bihar and Assam report the highest number of those affected — over 10 million people.
The Soybean Innovation Lab is offering Africa's first free, open-access, certificate-based online course for practitioners to get certified in integrated pest management and pesticide safety. Register for the course now!
In the Solomon Islands, an archipelago of almost 1,000 islands, fishing provides an income for 30 percent of the population. Improving the way people catch, process or trade fish is a critical pathway for rural development in coastal communities.
This post examines the role of traceability systems, such as blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies, in effectively administering standards and enforcing regulations within agrifood supply chains to mitigate food safety threats.
In Nepal, seed companies and cooperatives produce most of the seed for the formal sector. Like any enterprise, they need access to finance in order to grow and increase their production capacity. However, unlike in other commercial agribusinesses, bank lending is uncommon in the seed business, as financial institutions lack understanding of the sector. To solve this, USAID’s Feed the Future Nepal Seed and Fertilizer activity has expanded its seed sector support to include finance, and is working hand-in-hand with commercial banks to develop and expand access to innovative financial products for seed companies and cooperatives.
A young couple in Kenya has taken an untraditional route for their generation. They've taken up dairy and grass farming. Kenya's growing population has led to an increase in demand for dairy and this young couple saw the opportunity in dairy farming. Through the Feed the Future Kenya Investment Mechanism Program, they have been able to invest in their farm and ensure its growth.
Catastrophic weather events are leading to an increase in severely food insecure populations. The Global Agricultural and Disaster Assessment System (GADAS) is a free GIS platform that allows users to monitor conditions on the ground, highlight regional risk posed by natural disasters and spatially model potential disaster impacts. It provides access to a vast array of high-temporal, real-time data streams from various climate and weather sources.
Once considered a survival food during times of drought or severe rains, sweet potato cultivation is quickly turning into a lucrative business opportunity for entrepreneurial farmers while promoting forest conservation in the process.
In demonstration plots in Kenya, smallholder farmers evaluate and rank maize varieties according to their preferred traits — a feedback that is crucial to CIMMYT’s maize breeding work.
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Get expert insights into sources and control of variability in aflatoxin testing, including sampling and testing variability and testing quality.
This article examines mutual recognition as an alternative mechanism for regulatory cooperation, and how lessons learned in Southeast Asia may inform efforts to expand intra-continental agriculture trade, such as those underway in Africa.
Researchers warn environmental risks are becoming increasingly interconnected and could create far-reaching consequences.
A series of self-paced online learning modules familiarizes audiences with how to engage the Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) Index in support of GFSS programming as well as how to maximize the utility of EBA for practical reforms in USAID operating countries.
The world is off-track to meet most of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets linked to hunger, food security and nutrition, according to a new FAO report.