Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.


The Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) calls for expanding work in improving nutrition and resilience. This course underscores the Agency's focus on food security development and incorporates the Agency’s vision for food security and agriculture development under the GFSS.  Participants will address challenges through building a common understanding of the Agency’s priorities, challenges and key issues in agriculture and food security.  Participants will explore state-of-the-art thinking that can be applied to new and existing strategies which will assist learners in designing interventions that achieve greater and more targeted results. 

Initially delivered as a 5-day, in-person, course you now have access to the course session and materials. As you work through the session PowerPoints, participants manual and resources you can better:

  • Evaluate strengths and gaps in how you support and implement the GFSS Result Framework
  • Identify linkages with GFSS and ToC for improved program impact on reducing poverty and stunting
  • Recognize and create a market led growth strategy with strong emphasis on partnership leveraging (public-private partnerships, private sector, host governments)
  • Promote a strong emphasis on cross-cutting themes into your strategy and planning



The course will assist you in achieving the best possible outcomes using the talents, experience and knowledge of people that push the frontiers of reducing poverty and malnutrition worldwide.  

  • Day 1: Global Food Security Strategy: Agriculture Innovation Systems: Sustainable Agriculture Productivity Growth
  • Day 2: Resilience: Nutrition
  • Day 3: Policy, Standards and Governance; Sustainable Intensification
  • Day 4: Research and Development; Scaling; Extension; Market Systems and Value Chains; Financing and Investing in Agribusiness
  • Day 5: Data Analytics; Monitoring and Evaluation