Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) promises to increase resilience to climate change, enhance productivity and profitability and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To achieve large-scale transition from traditional agricultural practices to CSA, a mentality shift by businesses and individuals, as...
The following text draws heavily from the Guide to the Agricultural Scalability Assessment Toolkit (pdf below) , developed by the E3 Analytics and Evaluation Project led by Management Sciences for Health. USAID’s Bureau for Food Security (BFS) and country missions have been implementing the Feed...
Indicators can be an effective tool to prompt and inform policy change. Enabling the Business of Agriculture provides indicators and findings that are proving to be highly relevant for policy dialogue and regulatory reform that promote private sector driven agriculture.
A Feed the Future Assets and Market Access Innovation Lab pilot project in Tanzania that pairs drought-tolerant hybrid maize with insurance has found early success with adoption and in-kind payouts.
This post explores the plant protection data available through the World Bank's Enabling the Business of Agriculture Index and its relevance for the current Fall Armyworm outbreak in Africa as well as strengthening plant protection systems in the future.
There are several ways to think about the enabling environment through a market systems framework. A previous blog post talking about market systems metrics nicely summarizes the thinking thus far on monitoring for market systems with an emphasis on the enabling environment. Standard monitoring and...
When it comes to maximizing its economic growth potential through agriculture, Rwanda faces several challenges. While agriculture is a mainstay of the economy, providing 36 percent of GDP and 70 percent of employment, there is limited arable land to be found. With the second-highest population...
July 26th | 9:00 - 10:00 am CDT Register now! Join SIL on July 26 th for an informational webinar showcasing its low-cost, locally-produced and locally-serviced multi-crop thresher. Mechanized threshing is a valuable tool in the reduction of post-harvest loss in grains and cereals because it can...
The consistent application of quality standards is a core component of any structured grain trading system. Variable standards and the inconsistent application of standards increase transaction costs for cross-border trade and extend the time needed for clearing borders.
This post describes the five-step model of policy reform and serves as a roadmap to build legal, regulatory and institutional capacity to strengthen enabling environments.