Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
Do you have great photos depicting global agriculture and food security that you want to share with the development community? We want to hear from you! The Agrilinks 2018 Photo Challenge, open to all, is a great opportunity to share your work or that of your organization with our community of 15,...
The country of Burkina Faso, “Land of Upright People,” is situated in Africa’s Sahel region and prone to shocks, such as droughts. But a new USAID Development Credit Authority (DCA) partner is quickly lending to smallholder farmers and women's groups to tackle these challenges.
It can be easy to lose sight of the who, what and why of agricultural research. Focusing on collaboration with farmers, using informal and formal surveying before and after projects, and incorporating components like cost-benefit analyses are all important.
From 2004 to 2014, with the support of the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative, USAID funded key components of the creation and support of water users associations (WUAs) in southern Tajikistan, as well as the training of members. Following the draw down in these investments, USAID...
Between March and July of 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) Food Safety Network (FSN) program undertook a scoping to assess the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) capacity building needs of select Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) focus countries...
Technological innovation can be harnessed to build the resilience of farmers and fishers in Uganda so they can adapt to climate change. Mobile phone use is exploding in Uganda and across Sub-Saharan Africa and is a rich source for the region’s socio-economic development.
Despite the high population of cattle in Nepal, cow's milk production is small. Many of the cows have passed their peak productive period, but laws in Nepal prohibit these cows from being culled due to religious reasons.
Applying the fundamentals of postharvest handling knowledge will benefit Tanzanian farmers and their businesses, improve public health and contribute toward local food security.
This post explores how building the right regulatory environment is key to lowering risk and uncertainty around product development, facilitating the introduction of new technologies into the market, and supporting the growth of new industries.
This month, Agrilinks is excited to team up with the USAID Center for Resilience to examine the evidence around the important topic of resilience and sustainable poverty escapes.
This is a unique time in agricultural biotechnology. Researchers are developing a new generation of poverty-reducing crops, but farmers have cultivated genetically engineered crops since 1994, giving us decades of successes from which to learn.
In central-northern Burkina Faso in the city of Kaya, fresh milk is not always available. Because of low investment in milk production, demand in both rural and urban areas is high, and most of that demand is met through imported milk products . As an employee at a local dairy processing...
The first post , second post , third post , fourth post , and fifth post in this series are an attempt to convey how Nuru’s approach to rural livelihood development reaches farmers with knowledge, technology and opportunities that they demand and need. It requires intentional co-creation processes...
The millet head miner destroys nearly 85 percent of yields in Niger. While the pest is difficult to control, researchers are working to develop and scale a biocontrol program to help restore access to food and form a new market for producers.
When it comes to food production, Sri Lanka is a land of plenty; however, post-harvest losses are reportedly close to 30 percent. Food-focused SMEs need business development, support for consistent product quality and access to financing.
The agriculture sector is often seen as a risky bet for investors, though interest in the area, particularly for impact investors, is growing. This holds true in the processing sector, where investors and businesses alike are not always “ready” to take risks in less-certain markets for financial...
This October, I had the opportunity to leave my post here at Agrilinks to do a volunteer consulting assignment helping develop the next phase of Winrock’s Farmer-to-Farmer program in Senegal. Having worked in international development across the African continent for 15 years, this was among the...
The fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda , was first reported on the African continent in early 2016 and, in Ethiopia alone, has infested approximately a quarter of the 2.6 million hectares of land planted with maize since 2017. To tackle the devastation, the Government of Ethiopia set up a...
The USAID Bureau for Food Security (BFS), through the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security project (FTF-EEFS), seeks event planning, communications, and management support for a Resilience and Food Security Summit to take place in the DC Metro Area in June 2019. The Summit will...
This report highlights key findings from research conducted on the USAID-funded Energy Opportunities for Agricultural Systems and Food Security Project (E4AS Project), which expands and focuses information on how clean energy and energy efficiency can strengthen post-harvest agricultural value...