Tools to anticipate and prepare for market shocks, health crises, political instability and weather extremes gives vulnerable people ways to manage risks and rebound more quickly.
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 17, 2018
In 2018, USAID produced a series of knowledge products to help global mission staff better integrate agricultural finance into mission activity within the context of USAID’s Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS). These knowledge products are designed to help USAID staff better understand (i) the...
Dec 14, 2018
Think about this in the battle against world hunger: An estimated one-third of food produced in 2017 was lost postharvest. Gone, due to mold, insects and such due to improper drying, according to the National Institutes of Health. At Purdue University, something is being done. The American Society...
The agricultural sector in Nigeria is facing multiple stressors and sources of change. Nigeria is the most populous and most rapidly urbanizing country in Africa. This has implications for the country’s dietary choices and food production (more animal protein as well as more processed foods and...
Jan 09, 2019
After exploring the success factors of commercialization in last year’s webinar, From Lab to Market: Success Factors for Commercializing Agricultural Technologies, a new report from Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation explores recommendations to USAID and research institutions on how to best...
Dec 05, 2018
Convincing smallholder farmers to break with tradition is not easy after generations of steady production and familiarity. But as climate factors are increasingly affecting yields and quality, many farmers are open to investing in new inputs or services. Fernando Mendez, manager of Servicios de...
Dec 04, 2018
Smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa lose up to a third of their grain after harvest, because they often use poor grain storage technologies and ineffective drying practices. Staples like maize stored on-farm are exposed to infestation by insects and fungi. These can lead to contamination with...
Dec 03, 2018
How do you build the resilience of households that have no access to formal markets, limited access to productive farmland, whose livelihood is at the mercy of recurrent droughts, and who rely on the government’s safety net just to survive from season to season?
Dec 05, 2018
Erica Goldman, NSCE Science Policy Director, moderates a discussion of emerging corporate models for managing the impacts of climate change. This 90-minute webinar, sponsored by ASU’s School of Sustainability in partnership with the National Council for Science and the Environment, will explore:...
Nov 29, 2018
In Malawi, effectively implemented watershed restoration works enabled households across 19 communities withstand the 2015-16 El Nino drought .