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.
Sep 05, 2018
In the wake of fall armyworm's devastating effects on African agriculture, farmers are turning to pesticides as a means to combat the pest. Unfortunately, pesticides are not always well targeted or properly handled. This webinar will focus on the use of pesticides in Africa and the challenges for...
Aug 29, 2018
USAID’s Bureau for Food Security is working in partnership with experts from around the world to develop a set of tools to assist countries in addressing the Fall Armyworm. This Agrilinks webinar will walk you through the latest tools available, from country-specific decision guides to animated...
Aug 22, 2018
Fall Armyworm is here to stay. So, what can be done to address this threat to food security and farmer incomes? A key to effective management of FAW is farmer access to the full range of technologies used to control the pest. This webinar will walk through innovative tools available in Africa and...
Jun 20, 2018
Unsafe food threatens public health and undermines food security at local, regional and global levels. The benefits of extensive development activities targeting food insecurity are drained away when food products are contaminated. Microbial and chemical contaminants are of particular concern, as...
May 24, 2018
Washington, District Of Columbia, United States
Impact evaluations help attribute outcomes to a development intervention, which can be an elusive connection. Feed the Future is excited to showcase findings from its recently completed impact evaluation that assessed the impact of Water Users Associations (WUAs) on water and land productivity,...
Apr 25, 2018
Women play a unique role guaranteeing household food security and building resilience to shocks and stresses. While discussions at the intersection of gender equity/social inclusion and resilience often focus on the vulnerabilities of women, girls, and disadvantaged persons during disasters, these...
Feb 22, 2018
Washington , District Of Columbia, United States
Improving staple crop production is widely viewed as crucial for increasing food security and reducing poverty in sub‐Saharan Africa (SSA). However, smallholder households in SSA who cultivate maize and other grains face two major post‐harvest challenges. First, pests cause post‐harvest loss of up...
Jan 31, 2018
Despite the potential for intra-regional trade of grains to improve food security in sub-Saharan Africa, in practice, these commercial transactions have been fraught with logistics challenges and non-tariff barriers. USAID's Trade and Investment Hubs are working to overcome these issues in...
Jan 25, 2018
Investing in resilience and a more proactive response to avert humanitarian crises in the Horn of Africa could reduce the cost to international donors by 30 percent, while also protecting billions of dollars of income and assets for households and communities impacted by droughts.
Sep 19, 2017
As smallholder-based agricultural systems struggle to adapt to rapid changes in weather and other factors, this discussion will present lessons and approaches on aligning private sector investment with the research and donor community.