AgExchange online discussions (Archive)
The USAID Bureau for Food Security hosted several full-day or multi-day online fora called AgExchanges from 2011-2017. These discussions were intended to engage the broad agricultural development community and gather stakeholder feedback to help shape USAID and Feed the Future programming.
Due to Agrilinks website upgrades and a shift to other forms of knowledge-exchange, the old AgExchange web platform is no longer available. To ensure that the valuable content remains accessible, the Agrilinks team has archived the discussions in PDF form in a series of Google folders. To view the AgExchange discussions, please visit the links below. If you have questions or having trouble locating the content you need, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 3-4, 2011: Integrating Climate Change & Natural Resource Management into Feed the Future
Objective: To identify successes, challenges, and tools for integrated climate & NRM programming.
Mar 20-22, 2012: Best Practices, Lessons Learned, and Effective Tools in Knowledge Sharing for Food Security and Agriculture Programs
Objective: To discuss current innovative approaches in knowledge capture, dissemination, and application for food security and agriculture programs.
July 28-Aug 1, 2014: Animal Science Research Priorities Under Feed the Future
Objective: To explore animal science research priorities that strengthen livestock value chains in developing countries, and to inform future USAID livestock research investments.
Nov 18-20, 2014: Feeding the World in 2050: How Human and Institutional Capacity Development Can Support Agricultural Innovation Systems
Objective: To identify emerging priorities and needs in capacity development that will help inform future programming and research investments.
Mar 22-23, 2016: Shaping the Feed the Future Research Agenda for Grain Legumes
Objective: To define and shape the next decade of USAID and Feed the Future investments in grain legume research.
Jun 14-15, 2016: Shaping the Feed the Future Research Agenda: An AgExchange on Peanuts
Objective: To identify what additional, new and innovative research is needed on peanut (groundnut) value chains.
Jan 11-20, 2017: Genetic Gains for Food Security in the Developing World: Identifying innovative solutions to legumes, roots, tubers and bananas breeding
Objective: To help inform new investments to accelerate progress in crop improvement programs in our partner countries.
April 18-20, 2017: Aligning Research Investments to the Global Food Security Strategy: A Three-Day AgExchange on Nutrition, Resilience and Agriculture-Led Economic Growth
Objective: To explore and gather input on USG research needs across three core themes from the GFSS Results Framework: agriculture-led economic growth, resilience, and nutrition.
Jun 20-21, 2017: Food Safety in Developing Countries: Research Gaps and Opportunities
Objective: To discuss overarching food safety needs, concerns and research gaps in Feed the Future countries; to identify missing links/weaknesses in global research for food safety; and to evaluate the existing research portfolio to assess the need for research in food safety to ensure successful implementation of the U.S. Government Global Food Security Strategy.