Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), has been used to build index insurance, a type of insurance that avoids the high costs of verifying losses individually. Drought Watch is a new project that uses machine learning to eventually create a more accurate index.
This info note summarizes the results of three recent studies that assessed whether SSA can be self-sufficient in cereals by 2050 under different scenarios of intensification on the existing cereal area.
One of the biggest barriers faced by the livestock sector in the Dominican Republic is the inadequate provision of electricity. From the farm to the processing plant, electricity is needed to perform the most basic tasks. Yet, in the Dominican Republic’s milk capital, electricity is scarce and, in...
SimPastoralist is a digital app the MRR Innovation Lab is using in northern Kenya to explain index-based livestock insurance while collecting data that can help design insurance that responds better to women’s needs.
In September 2019, CTA and Dalberg Advisors launched The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report, 2018-2019 – a first-of-its-kind market survey of agriculture-related digital tools and services across Africa. One of the co-authors, Ben Addom, outlines some of the key trends in the sector, as...
The entrepreneurial spirit in Africa’s emerging digital agriculture ecosystem is cause for excitement and optimism. But when asked what governments can do to accelerate digital agriculture, our initial excitement often wanes.
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock systems develops innovative solutions to problems with livestock production. Here are 5 one-page fact sheets about innovations that were developed for the prevention and control of livestock diseases.
Are you looking for research evidence on international development? You’re in luck. USAID's online repository, the Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC), a free, publicly available, and searchable database, recently added a list of more than 15,700 USAID-funded and USAID-affiliated peer-...
As we mark one year of our work on the Feed the Future Advancing Women’s Empowerment (AWE) Program, I’m proud to look back at this team’s progress and to reflect on the connections we’ve begun making with a global community of partners.
A thriving livestock sector is a vital part of Nepal’s efforts to combat food insecurity, improve nutrition, and increase profitability for farmers. To meet these goals, progressive livestock producers are embracing digital tools and approaches.
Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), has been used to build index insurance, a type of insurance that avoids the high costs of verifying losses individually. Drought Watch is a new project that uses machine learning to eventually create a more accurate index.
This info note summarizes the results of three recent studies that assessed whether SSA can be self-sufficient in cereals by 2050 under different scenarios of intensification on the existing cereal area.
One of the biggest barriers faced by the livestock sector in the Dominican Republic is the inadequate provision of electricity. From the farm to the processing plant, electricity is needed to perform the most basic tasks. Yet, in the Dominican Republic’s milk capital, electricity is scarce and, in...
SimPastoralist is a digital app the MRR Innovation Lab is using in northern Kenya to explain index-based livestock insurance while collecting data that can help design insurance that responds better to women’s needs.
In September 2019, CTA and Dalberg Advisors launched The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report, 2018-2019 – a first-of-its-kind market survey of agriculture-related digital tools and services across Africa. One of the co-authors, Ben Addom, outlines some of the key trends in the sector, as...
The entrepreneurial spirit in Africa’s emerging digital agriculture ecosystem is cause for excitement and optimism. But when asked what governments can do to accelerate digital agriculture, our initial excitement often wanes.
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock systems develops innovative solutions to problems with livestock production. Here are 5 one-page fact sheets about innovations that were developed for the prevention and control of livestock diseases.
Since launching of the Strategy for Revitalizing Agriculture (SRA) in 2004, the government of Kenya has been undertaking legal and regulatory reforms in the agricultural sector as one of its priority programs to revitalize, develop, and modernize the sector. The goal is to increase productivity,...
Are you looking for research evidence on international development? You’re in luck. USAID's online repository, the Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC), a free, publicly available, and searchable database, recently added a list of more than 15,700 USAID-funded and USAID-affiliated peer-...
As we mark one year of our work on the Feed the Future Advancing Women’s Empowerment (AWE) Program, I’m proud to look back at this team’s progress and to reflect on the connections we’ve begun making with a global community of partners.
A thriving livestock sector is a vital part of Nepal’s efforts to combat food insecurity, improve nutrition, and increase profitability for farmers. To meet these goals, progressive livestock producers are embracing digital tools and approaches.
The Hilsa Fishery Management Plan of Bangladesh could be a good lesson in well-planned fisheries management for recovery of an economically important fish species.
Over 600 participants, cooperative leaders and specialists representing the Dominican Republic’s agriculture sector attended the 20th National Conference of Leaders of the Agricultural Sector under the theme “Cooperation in the Dominican Agri-Food System.” National Cooperative Business Association...
Digital technologies have demonstrated the potential to redefine economic growth models, empower people with new communications tools, and facilitate more productive interactions and financial transactions across agricultural market systems and value chains.
How do we maximize the benefits and minimize the harms of livestock in a world where too many remain in need?
This post is written by Sara Hendery, Communications Coordinator for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management From afar, an expansive field of Parthenium hysterophorus appears as a lush and billowy sea of white and green. Up close, however, the noxious weed reduces crop...
A thriving woman-owned business in Ghana is giving back by donating fresh eggs to schools to improve childhood nutrition and school retention rates.
Livestock represents an important source of animal-source foods that are rich in several micronutrients associated with growth and cognitive development. We invite you to share your perspective through December 6th, when the survey will close.
Looking back on an insightful livestock theme month here at Agrilinks.