Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
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.
“Since 2016 when I started my chicken business, I did not formally keep records of my income, costs and profit. I made losses without even noticing it,” explains Margaret Mwendi, a chicken rearing entrepreneur from Kitui County in Kenya. Margaret explains a common situation among rural women-led...
On November 9, USAID Administrator Mark Green and the soon-to-be President of Corteva Agriscience , Jim Collins, signed a partnership to further Corteva's and USAID’s shared goal of reducing global hunger. Calling Corteva one of the most innovative agribusinesses of its kind, Administrator Green...
Throughout the world, the agricultural sector plays a vital role in sustaining local, regional and global economies as well as livelihoods. It is estimated that there are some 570 million smallholder farmers who depend on their land as their main source of income and food. Today, societies rely on...
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,...
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.
Development actors, ourselves included, talk a lot about the importance of opening up datasets and building interoperability in order to leverage the power of collective data – but often without clarity on what meaningful collaboration and sharing actually requires in practice. For example, what...
Recently, even with greater efforts, the international development community has failed to reduce world hunger. In fact, global hunger has increased, and the number of undernourished people reached 821 million in 2017, due in part to the conflicts and violence in several areas of the world...
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...