Approaches to economic growth should start with analysis, consider public and private contributions, and leverage possibilities across all sectors.
Jan 25, 2020
A constraint to raising agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa is the lack of commercial availability of high-quality seed of improved modern crop varieties. Stakeholders have made a great effort to develop regional variety catalogs to increase the supply of high-quality seed.
Drawing on recent learning from its SeedCLIR assessment of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, EEFS discusses key learning themes for supporting seed market system development in fragile contexts.
Jan 22, 2020
Nine projects are funded by NWO-WOTRO to strengthen the Netherlands-CGIAR research partnership on generating insights that contribute to improving seed systems in focus regions within Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa.
Jan 22, 2020
The aim of this project was to support firms in profitably breaking into the smallholder seeds markets in Mozambique through the development of their own CBSP sales and distribution systems, and to support them in selling seed to at least 12,000 smallholder farmers.
Jan 21, 2020
CIAT supports the development of seed systems uniting actors along the value chain to create sustainable seed systems and spur links with formal seed producers.
Jan 20, 2020
Feed the Future, a USAID program that invests in private-sector partnerships to commercialize agricultural innovations in smallholder markets, conducted a study in 2016 that distilled lessons learned on commercializing seed in smallholder markets in sub-Saharan Africa
Jan 17, 2020
At the 2019 SEEP Annual Conference, five finalists delivered seven-minute pitches sharing new approaches to solve a problem and build resilience. The audience voted and selected one winner. Find out which project was selected to win a hypothetical million dollars.
USAID’s EAT project led to the development of SeedCLIR. The data-driven tool was designed to enable countries to assess critical seed sector weaknesses, undertake targeted seed sector reforms and effectively gauge the performance of reform activities over time.
Jan 13, 2020
Nearly 75% of the Guatemalan population is employed through small- and medium enterprises, yet local laws restrict credit unions' abilities to provide loans to SMEs.
Jan 09, 2020
This post is excerpted from a Winrock International report, “From Seed to Fork: Triggering Systemic Changes in Myanmar’s Soybean Sector.” Read the full report. The contents are the responsibility of Winrock International, prepared by the Value Chains for Rural Development team, including Nimish...
Jan 03, 2020
USAID is requesting voluntary feedback on the draft Economic Growth Policy. Comments and suggestions will be reviewed by USAID’s internal drafting team, and will help to influence and enrich the policy as it is being finalized.
Dec 30, 2019
The objective of AFDA’s market systems enterprise survey is to understand the behavioral characteristics of enterprises and broader system-wide characteristics in priority AFDA sectors.
Dec 24, 2019
This case explores the CLA approach of the Kenya Youth Employment and Skills Program (K-YES), a five-year program funded by USAID that enhances employment opportunities for unemployed and underemployed Kenyan youth (aged 18-35) who have not completed secondary education.
Jan 07, 2020
USAID is accepting applications for the Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) Asia EDGE Ag-Energy Prize! The winners of the Prize will receive $100,000 for the mid-stage category and $75,000 for the youth category in funding in addition to opportunities to engage with investors, mentors, and acceleration services.
Dec 23, 2019
Using a decentralized water treatment and distribution system, Jim Chu, the founder and CEO of dloHaiti, is bringing safe, affordable water to thousands on the island. Chu recently participated in diaspora engagement roadshows hosted by USAID INVEST, which encouraged members of the Haitian diaspora...
Dec 13, 2019
The Health, Ecosystems and Agriculture for Resilient, Thriving Societies (HEARTH) Addendum is soliciting calls for applications for a new funding opportunity. Read the full description online on the USAID Grants website and apply by June 15, 2020.
Dec 12, 2019
Washington, District Of Columbia, United States
Join IFPRI for an event on the findings from the 2019 Annual Trends and Outlook Report, Gender Equality in Rural Africa: From Commitments to Outcomes.
Dec 18, 2019
In this webinar, author Emilio Hernandez will discuss key findings from our global research, focusing on emerging business models and innovations of interest to financial services providers.
Dec 11, 2019
Join The SEEP Network for a webinar exploring an overview of the evidence, and introduce participants to key concepts, good practices, and tools for the effective results measurement of women’s empowerment outcomes in Savings Groups.
Nov 20, 2019
USAID/Mozambique engaged in programming, assessing, and leading critical climate change technical assistance activities that support low-emission development strategies (LEDS), building climate change resilience, and strengthening local capacity.