Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development (KDAD) Project
Latest Submissions by Adam Ahmed
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...
Jun 07, 2018
Agriculture and food policy is a critical development tool that can help direct agricultural transformation to best suit country needs and goals. On June 7, Agrilinks will host a special 30-minute Ask the Expert Chat for an online discussion and live audio Q&A on using policy to facilitate or...
Apr 26, 2018
Technology has the potential to scale up agricultural production and get timely information and tools into the hands of farmers to inform their agricultural planning and investments. On Thursday, April 26, Agrilinks will host a special Ask Ag Online Chat in conjunction with the organizers of the...
Apr 19, 2018
Arlington, Virginia, United States
Many countries are enacting policies within a climate framework, while also promoting growth and increased productivity. Yet the practice of increasing agricultural output in developing countries may not always be consistent with the goals of increasing climate resilience. Farmers may be more...
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...
Apr 05, 2018
Join USAID LandLinks, Marketlinks and Agrilinks for an online, interactive presentation of the results from the recent, voluntary Investor Survey on Land Rights, which was conducted from October 2017 to February 2018. Until now, information related to land tenure and resource rights primarily...
Mar 27, 2018
We know we have to change. We know the time is now. The question is: How? Driven by agricultural expansion and the conversion to cash crops and monocultures, the past decades have seen rapid changes affecting landscapes in the tropics – coming largely at the expense of intact forests and other...
Mar 26, 2018
This webinar is a continuation of exploring digital agriculture for smallholder farmers. Our first webinar provided an overview of digital agriculture, the trends impacting it, and it advantages and challenges for smallholder farmers. Our second identified specific data needed by farmers, as well...
Mar 15, 2018
Virginia Tech researchers have created a modeling system that tracks the tomato leafminer along trade routes, enabling warnings to be issued for the first time to countries bracing for invasion by the pest that threatens tomato crops worldwide.