Strengthening the ability of local and national governments to understand complex challenges, collaborate, and use data for decision making leads to policies that are good for individuals and communities.
Policy and Governance
Jan 15, 2019
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.
Jan 11, 2019
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)...
Jan 10, 2019
“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...
Jan 09, 2019
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.
Dec 17, 2018
To feed the world’s growing population, food production, quality and safety must be improved, and post-harvest losses must be reduced. Effective research and development (R&D) is the key to achieving these goals.
Dec 11, 2018
This two-hour, self-guided course highlights GFSS guidance and introduces participants to its fundamentals: inclusive and sustainable agriculture-led economic growth, strengthening resilience and nutrition.
Nov 28, 2018
In October 2018, I gave a presentation on Seizing and Scaling Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for Improving Public Extension Services at the 9th Annual Meeting of the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) at Jeonju in the Republic of Korea. I wish to share some of what I said there...
Dec 13, 2018
Washington , District Of Columbia,
For over a year, Development Gateway has led an effort to increase collaboration and better-informed decision making among Feed the Future-funded implementing partners and Innovation Lab researchers in Cambodia and Nepal, where — as in other countries and sectors — data sharing, accessibility, and...
Dec 06, 2018
This event, featuring leading researchers and leaders from USAID, expands the discussion on what perpetuates rural poverty and draws practical conclusions on how we can better design, target and evaluate development policies and interventions to create escapes and promote resilience.
Jun 11, 2019 to Jun 21, 2019
New York, New York,
The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2019 Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture . This interdisciplinary program provides an overview of pressing issues related to agricultural investments, as well...