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The USAID Bureau for Food Security's Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Division invites you to the second installment in our Feed the Future MEL Webinar Series . This webinar series is designed to inform and engage Feed the Future stakeholders (especially USAID Mission staff and...
Impact evaluations help attribute outcomes to a development intervention, which can be an elusive connection. Feed the Future is excited to showcase findings from its recently completed impact evaluation that assessed the impact of Water Users Associations (WUAs) on water and land productivity,...
This May, Agrilinks is teaming up with Climatelinks and the climate team at the USAID Bureau for Food Security to look at a set of critical issues facing today’s food producers: adapting to changing climate and weather patterns as well as mitigating the future risks of an uncertain climate...
We all need to eat food to survive. However, food can easily be contaminated with foodborne hazards during production, processing, shipping, distribution and preparation. According to the World Health Organization, 600 million people fall ill and 420,000 die, globally, after eating contaminated...
This post presents findings from the recent Feed the Future impact evaluation on the Impact of Water Users Associations (WUAs) on Water and Land Productivity, Equity and Food Security in Tajikistan. Join our upcoming seminar to learn more! Reforms in water governance are taking place across the...
The Project-Level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (pro-WEAI) is a new survey-based index for measuring empowerment, agency and inclusion of women in the agriculture sector.
Millions of farmers and their families across the globe face severe risks that threaten not only their livelihoods, but their survival. Climate change and its resulting weather extremes and abnormalities are increasingly stacking the odds against those who have the most to lose.
Using a combination of research, breeding approaches and tools, and by leveraging resources from other organisms, the Climate Resilient Wheat Innovation Lab is developing new wheat varieties that can withstand heat stress.
With a growing population — now topping 200 million — and a rising middle class, Pakistan is increasing its food production, expanding into new export markets with its agricultural products. To support Pakistan's increasing participation in international trade, in 2012 the U.S. Department of...
A new innovation competition focused on emerging postharvest technologies has started in Rwanda, with cash awards totaling $50,000 (USD) available to selected winners. Individuals and organizations working in Rwanda are invited to participate in the "Rwanda Postharvest Innovation Competition,"...
This interview with Doug Cook , Director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate Resilient Chickpea , is the first in a series for climate, weather and resilient agriculture month this May on Agrilinks. Housed at the University of California, Davis, the Innovation Lab for Climate...
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Soybean Value Chain Research (Soybean Innovation Lab or SIL) Human Nutrition team presented a webinar on April 25, 2018 focused on its evaluation of a new early childhood nutrition product called Complementary Food for Africa (ComFA). ComFA is made from orange...
This Q&A with Mark Freudenberger, a senior associate at Tetra Tech and director of the Land Tenure and Property Rights Sector, is part of Agrilinks' focus on land, resource and marine tenure this April.
In the last blog post, we talked about Big Data and global food safety. In this post, we are going to talk about the use of blockchain technology to establish a rapid and effective food traceability system. Food traceability is the ability to track the movement of food one step back and one step...
Urban food markets in the developing world are commonly plagued by trash, poor sanitation and dilapidated infrastructure. Even so, they are vital nodes in food systems, serving as the link between urban consumers and rural producers.
One out of every six people worldwide is a youth. Can we achieve the goal of ending poverty without addressing such a large population’s access to one of the most important productive assets: land?
Despite impressive growth rates over the last couple of years, Ethiopia is still a country experiencing widespread poverty, especially in its rural areas. The Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) program aims to reach the most vulnerable members of Ethiopian society by improving the incomes of...
This post was written by Gary Fields for Lutheran World Relief. Drissa Banihou, a farmer in Tchériba, Burkina Faso, thought the land his family had worked on for a quarter century was dead. Nearly half of the 10 acres he had farmed since childhood had borne no crops for the past five years because...
USAID is issuing a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to invite participants to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate on innovative research and development interventions to address challenges to global food security. Please view the notice on fbo.gov for complete information.
In the developing world, there is little agriculturalists can do to protect themselves from weather volatility. When shocks occur, many families must default on loans, sell assets, reduce meals or pull children out of school.
This is the second piece in a mini-blog series kicking off Agrilinks’ focus on land, resource and marine tenure for food security in April.
The challenges of population growth, limited resources, land degradation, biodiversity loss and climate change require the rational use of resources to sustain and enhance productivity and maintain resilient ecosystems. The availability of suitable planning tools is limited.