The Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security (EEFS) project is a global support mechanism for Feed the Future focused and aligned Missions and other USAID offices and bureaus to address legal, institutional, and market constraints affecting food security.
Launched in October 2015 and managed by the USAID Bureau for Food Security’s Office of Market and Partnership Innovations (MPI), the project has a ceiling of $13.5 million and period of performance of up to five years. This demand-driven mechanism promotes inclusive agricutlure sector growth and improved nutrition outcomes through tailored analysis, institutional strengthening, capacity building, stakeholder engagement, and strategic knowledge management (KM) services. A key premise to the KM work under the project will be to work with appropriately targeted key stakeholders, address priority technical knowledge needs, in accessible formats as strategically and efficiently as possible to improve the enabling environment for food security.
The primary objective of this KM assessment is to identify the most effective ways to reach key audiences of food security enabling environment topics and foster the exchange of information and knowledge to inform the design of a KM implementation plan for the project. While not its original function, the assessment also established a collaborative, inclusive, and systematic foundation for approaching KM moving forward for USAID, the project, and other partners to engage and collaborate to improve the enabling environment for food security.