Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
The importance of including, involving and working alongside the communities and institutions who are affected by climate variability, change and hazards is widely recognized and accepted in risk reduction and resilience sectors. However, in practice, efforts to engage with stakeholders are...
While the green revolution helped reduce world hunger, it did not result in equal reductions in malnutrition. People do not just need food; they need diverse, quality foods, of which animal-based foods are critical.
Small-scale farmers play a critical role in the global food system. Their success depends on having adequate resources to manage the risks of growing food crops, engaging with profitable and equitable markets, and a governance environment that supports small-scale farmers.
In January, Agrilinks turns its attention to knowledge management (KM) and its role in furthering individual and organizational learning. This is, in fact, Agrilinks’ raison d’etre: a platform to capture and share critical knowledge, good practices and lessons learned in food security and...
To meet international climate targets, more than half of developing countries plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to livestock. However, most developing countries must improve emissions accounting systems in order to document mitigation in the livestock sector.
Farmer-led irrigation offers one of sub-Saharan Africa’s brightest prospects for defeating chronic hunger and making good on the promise of a more sustainable future. In many countries, the number of smallholders using their own pumps or other methods to irrigate crops already exceeds, by far, the...
As 2018 comes to a close, the Agrilinks team is reflecting on all the important food security knowledge and information our community has lived, produced, shared and reflected upon this year. Our community itself has grown from approximately 13,000 to 16,000 subscribers this year, a reflection of...
Convincing smallholder farmers to break with tradition is not easy after generations of steady production and familiarity. But as climate factors are increasingly affecting yields and quality, many farmers are open to investing in new inputs or services. Fernando Mendez, manager of Servicios de...
This year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence presents a call—#HearMeToo—to bring to light the stories of women and girls everywhere who are experiencing violence. Insights from qualitative research for the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP2), led by the International...
Smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa lose up to a third of their grain after harvest, because they often use poor grain storage technologies and ineffective drying practices. Staples like maize stored on-farm are exposed to infestation by insects and fungi. These can lead to contamination with...
For decades, development economists have waded into the complexity of poverty and resilience to sort out the underlying structures that make and keep households poor. Years of theoretical research and field studies have established key insights on how and why people move in and out of poverty over...
THE AKLDP PROJECT 2014-2018 The USAID/Ethiopia Agriculture Knowledge, Learning, Documentation and Policy (AKLDP) project was implemented by the Feinstein International Centre (FIC), part of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Using their extensive experience in...
While the green revolution helped reduce world hunger, it did not result in equal reductions in malnutrition. People do not just need food; they need diverse, quality foods, of which animal-based foods are critical.
In an era defined by climate change and other disruptions , resilience – the capacity to survive and thrive in times of crisis and change – is increasingly essential. Today, there is new interest in this topic: many NGOs, foundations and government agencies have launched efforts to define and...
Resilience is increasingly recognized as a powerful concept to help practitioners, academics and policymakers better understand how people respond to shocks and stressors and how those responses can be linked to longer-term positive or negative development outcomes, such as wellbeing or food (in)...
“Resilience isn’t an outcome,” said Greg Collins, USAID Resilience Coordinator, at a recent Wilson Center event on measuring resilience; it is “the ability to manage adversity and change without compromising future well-being.” The wide array of individual factors that contribute to building...
Food security is affected by economic and climate-related shocks, as well as conflict. Strengthening social and institutional systems and conflict management skills can mitigate these shocks, improving resilience and creating means to negotiate communal tensions.
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems at the University of Florida welcomes your poster abstract submission for the third Global Nutrition Symposium, to be held in Nepal, April 25-26, 2019. Submissions are due by January 31, and full instructions are available on our website . At...
After 40 years of working with smallholder farmers in developing countries in a career spanning Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, I have to tell you: smallholder farmers work really hard! In many instances, they work the earth with crude hand tools under a hot sun and in near-drought conditions. They...
As a huge, diverse, and global implementer, one of CARE 's biggest challenges is how we scale our learning to get more people engaged. Our project teams are doing wonderful work and constantly learning and improving their work based on what they learned. Sadly, that learning often stays with the...
The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research , which honors the legacy of a visionary leader whose contributions to the feminist and social justice movements are evident across the world. The...