Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
Thirty years ago, I started my career in international development by overseeing the sale of a shipload of Thai rice to local traders in Dakar, Senegal. Soon after that, I became involved in helping West African countries increase their ability to export food to regional and international markets...
GBV is a broad concept that can be difficult to understand, particularly in agriculture & food security. It’s also a sensitive subject, as the line between cultural practices and actions that cause harm can seem blurry.
This month marks the end of the USAID-funded Learning Community initiative, and with it, we’ve produced the Key Lessons from Private Sector Engagement . Building from four individual case studies, the document draws challenges and provides key factors for successful NGO/Company Collaboration. “The...
Eggplant, known as brinjal in Bangladesh, is a high-value crop that is widely grown and consumed throughout the country. Brinjal is highly susceptible to the fruit and shoot borer (FSB) pest. Read about what we did to address this insidious pest.
Helping Cocoa Farmers to Achieve A Living Income and Adapt to Climate Change follows the popular ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s and their collaboration with Fairtrade International known as the Producer Development Initiative (PDI). PDI is a program in line with Ben & Jerry’s mission to...
ViM staff and management collaborated with the Government of Burkina Faso on several activities aimed at reversing the rates of GBV. This article highlights how we identified and addressed GBV as a project, and the results we achieved together.
Energy can unlock agriculture’s potential, yet smallholder farmers are least likely to have access to modern energy service. Factor[e] principals Morgan DeFoort and Seth Silverman explore the opportunity.
In a new working paper , we provide evidence of a rare agricultural extension success story. The study shows that high-quality extension services can meaningfully increase farmer production and profits.
Tune in October 15th at 9:30 am to watch the livestream of the 180th BIFAD Public Meeting.
In the face of climate change and volatile prices, coffee cooperatives in South America are creating a more resilient future by investing in young people.
Thirty years ago, I started my career in international development by overseeing the sale of a shipload of Thai rice to local traders in Dakar, Senegal. Soon after that, I became involved in helping West African countries increase their ability to export food to regional and international markets...
GBV is a broad concept that can be difficult to understand, particularly in agriculture & food security. It’s also a sensitive subject, as the line between cultural practices and actions that cause harm can seem blurry.
This month marks the end of the USAID-funded Learning Community initiative, and with it, we’ve produced the Key Lessons from Private Sector Engagement . Building from four individual case studies, the document draws challenges and provides key factors for successful NGO/Company Collaboration. “The...
Eggplant, known as brinjal in Bangladesh, is a high-value crop that is widely grown and consumed throughout the country. Brinjal is highly susceptible to the fruit and shoot borer (FSB) pest. Read about what we did to address this insidious pest.
Helping Cocoa Farmers to Achieve A Living Income and Adapt to Climate Change follows the popular ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s and their collaboration with Fairtrade International known as the Producer Development Initiative (PDI). PDI is a program in line with Ben & Jerry’s mission to...
ViM staff and management collaborated with the Government of Burkina Faso on several activities aimed at reversing the rates of GBV. This article highlights how we identified and addressed GBV as a project, and the results we achieved together.
Energy can unlock agriculture’s potential, yet smallholder farmers are least likely to have access to modern energy service. Factor[e] principals Morgan DeFoort and Seth Silverman explore the opportunity.
In a new working paper , we provide evidence of a rare agricultural extension success story. The study shows that high-quality extension services can meaningfully increase farmer production and profits.
In the face of climate change and volatile prices, coffee cooperatives in South America are creating a more resilient future by investing in young people.
At the turn of the 21st century, the development sector realized that alignment and partnership are paramount to achieving a shared vision of a prospering world. Therefore, following the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) (which was more of a symptomatic approach to tacking development and...