Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
Thirty years ago, I started my career in international development by overseeing the sale of a shipload of Thai rice to local traders in Dakar, Senegal. Soon after that, I became involved in helping West African countries increase their ability to export food to regional and international markets...
GBV is a broad concept that can be difficult to understand, particularly in agriculture & food security. It’s also a sensitive subject, as the line between cultural practices and actions that cause harm can seem blurry.
This month marks the end of the USAID-funded Learning Community initiative, and with it, we’ve produced the Key Lessons from Private Sector Engagement . Building from four individual case studies, the document draws challenges and provides key factors for successful NGO/Company Collaboration. “The...
Eggplant, known as brinjal in Bangladesh, is a high-value crop that is widely grown and consumed throughout the country. Brinjal is highly susceptible to the fruit and shoot borer (FSB) pest. Read about what we did to address this insidious pest.
Helping Cocoa Farmers to Achieve A Living Income and Adapt to Climate Change follows the popular ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s and their collaboration with Fairtrade International known as the Producer Development Initiative (PDI). PDI is a program in line with Ben & Jerry’s mission to...
ViM staff and management collaborated with the Government of Burkina Faso on several activities aimed at reversing the rates of GBV. This article highlights how we identified and addressed GBV as a project, and the results we achieved together.
Energy can unlock agriculture’s potential, yet smallholder farmers are least likely to have access to modern energy service. Factor[e] principals Morgan DeFoort and Seth Silverman explore the opportunity.
In a new working paper , we provide evidence of a rare agricultural extension success story. The study shows that high-quality extension services can meaningfully increase farmer production and profits.
Tune in October 15th at 9:30 am to watch the livestream of the 180th BIFAD Public Meeting.
In the face of climate change and volatile prices, coffee cooperatives in South America are creating a more resilient future by investing in young people.
At the turn of the 21st century, the development sector realized that alignment and partnership are paramount to achieving a shared vision of a prospering world. Therefore, following the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) (which was more of a symptomatic approach to tacking development and...
Grants from USDA, Elevate Ventures will help JUA Technologies International move past research and development
The cocoa industry has taken bold steps to preventing deforestation in the Cocoa & Forests Initiative (CFI), a public private collaboration between 33 cocoa and chocolate companies (85% of the industry), the governments of Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana, and led by the World Cocoa Foundation and the...
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Irrigation, seeks private sector partners to contribute to accelerate the scaling of smallholder irrigated production in Ghana and Ethiopia.
Soil organic carbon (SOC) protection and sequestration in agriculture could contribute to the greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation needed to achieve the 2050 global policy targets.
This short quiz tests your knowledge of some of the hidden costs of GBV in agriculture — to households, communities, and market systems. Let us know how you did by tweeting your score, questions, and GBV in agriculture data points to @Agrilinks or sharing in a comment on this post.
The USAID-funded CISRI program is a farmer-centered approach to catalyzing locally-driven improvements to climate information systems.
Small and medium-scale farmers in Guinea face a common problem that threatens food security, constrains agricultural production and limits incomes. And young entrepreneurs-in-training are helping solve it with motorbikes.
Agricultural extension, which takes the best information on technology, inputs and practices directly to farmers, may spread benefits beyond higher yields. In Uganda, a large-scale program also reduced malaria infections, particularly among pregnant women and children.
This blog is written Krista Jacobs, USAID Gender influences which crops are grown, which animals are raised, and which technologies are used. It influences how households earn a livelihood and manage risk, what children eat and how they are cared for. In homes, fields, factories, marketplaces, and...
Thirty years ago, I started my career in international development by overseeing the sale of a shipload of Thai rice to local traders in Dakar, Senegal. Soon after that, I became involved in helping West African countries increase their ability to export food to regional and international markets...
GBV is a broad concept that can be difficult to understand, particularly in agriculture & food security. It’s also a sensitive subject, as the line between cultural practices and actions that cause harm can seem blurry.
This month marks the end of the USAID-funded Learning Community initiative, and with it, we’ve produced the Key Lessons from Private Sector Engagement . Building from four individual case studies, the document draws challenges and provides key factors for successful NGO/Company Collaboration. “The...
Eggplant, known as brinjal in Bangladesh, is a high-value crop that is widely grown and consumed throughout the country. Brinjal is highly susceptible to the fruit and shoot borer (FSB) pest. Read about what we did to address this insidious pest.
Helping Cocoa Farmers to Achieve A Living Income and Adapt to Climate Change follows the popular ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s and their collaboration with Fairtrade International known as the Producer Development Initiative (PDI). PDI is a program in line with Ben & Jerry’s mission to...
ViM staff and management collaborated with the Government of Burkina Faso on several activities aimed at reversing the rates of GBV. This article highlights how we identified and addressed GBV as a project, and the results we achieved together.
Energy can unlock agriculture’s potential, yet smallholder farmers are least likely to have access to modern energy service. Factor[e] principals Morgan DeFoort and Seth Silverman explore the opportunity.
In a new working paper , we provide evidence of a rare agricultural extension success story. The study shows that high-quality extension services can meaningfully increase farmer production and profits.
In the face of climate change and volatile prices, coffee cooperatives in South America are creating a more resilient future by investing in young people.
At the turn of the 21st century, the development sector realized that alignment and partnership are paramount to achieving a shared vision of a prospering world. Therefore, following the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) (which was more of a symptomatic approach to tacking development and...