Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
Some have found Africa’s participation in world trade to be low. However, a relatively well-developed literature argues that Africa’s trade has been in line with predicted trends and that the continent’s participation in international trade reflects its level of economic activity.
Strategic local planning and investment to facilitate housing, personal, and professional risk-taking, new market opportunities, and an entirely new vision of how housing could be delivered using the momentum of private initiative.
The USAID Center for Resilience commissioned the Overseas Development Institute, in conjunction with the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN), to conduct research into resilience and poverty escapes in Nepal and other Feed the Future focus countries.
The USAID Agro Horizon project helped young entrepreneurs set up a dried fruit processing facility to produce trail mix, which allowed them to enter new supermarket chains and develop business skills.
The Feed the Future NAFAKA II: Cereals Market System Development project, funded by USAID and implemented by ACDI/VOCA, developed a strategy to boost agricultural growth in Tanzania’s staple crops by helping individuals form producer organizations.
Few innovations have generated as much hype as distributed ledger technologies, commonly referred to as blockchain. The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor set out to understand how this emerging technology could enable broader and more inclusive markets for agricultural finance.
This report spotlights key financial inclusion indicators, including account usage, borrowing, saving, and resilience, among others, and takes an in-depth look at six countries that help tell the story of financial inclusion progress around the world.
Women face layers of regulatory, social, and cultural inequalities in accessing employment opportunities globally. Regulations and policies restricting women’s labor force participation also have significant macroeconomic implications.
Growing anti-globalization sentiments and moves toward protectionism threaten to undermine the substantial benefits of global trade — particularly for food systems and nutrition — while doing nothing to address the problems associated with it.
The Women in Agriculture Network (WAgN): Cambodia project teaches women who manage small farms ways to diversify their operations for improved nutrition.
Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation's newest funding opportunity is now live! It is for promoting inclusive markets through private sector investments in Mozambique.
Takeaways from a USAID Inclusive Market Systems Development workshop facilitated by Helvetas USA.
New results from pilot projects in the Mali and Burkina Faso cotton sectors show how index insurance can accelerate and protect growth for small-scale farmers, promoting long-term resilience both for their families and their local economies.
The Victory Against Malnutrition Project (ViM) was established to is reduce food insecurity by increasing and diversifying agricultural and livestock production, improving farmers’ incomes and household health and nutrition.
The specialty coffee trend highlights not only the U.S. consumers’ increased preference for higher quality coffee but also an interest in coffee farmers, as achieving higher quality starts with the producer. More than ever, consumers want to know their coffee’s bean-to-cup story.
ACDI/VOCA is seeking to engage a consulting firm (Contractor) to carry out a Post Monetization Assessment in Ethiopia.
This report provides insights into age-based differences in financial inclusion in Zambia. The results presented in this report are based on FinScope 2009 and 2015 data as well as the cross-sectional module of the 2015 Zambia Financial Diaries study.
The Water of Systems Change aims to clarify what it means to shift the conditions holding problems in place and provides an actionable model for those interested in creating systems change.
Economic development programs are increasingly shifting to a system change approach instead of direct delivery service.
This primer aims to equip international development agencies and partners to assess whether and how distributed ledger technology (DLT), such as blockchain, might apply to their work.