Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
Learn how a minimum quality standard for agricultural index insurance protects farmers, safeguards markets, and promotes sustainable resilience.
In our pursuit of inclusive agriculture-led growth, we increasingly understand how important it is that we put more emphasis on youth.
While these kinds of benefits can promote food security and resilience, effectively implementing agricultural index insurance in developing economies around the world has been a challenge.
Quality agricultural index insurance plays a valuable role in shifting the dynamics of poverty and resilience. This post is part two of a five-part series on agricultural index insurance for economic development.
The number of displaced people in the world is at an all-time high. Now, aid agencies and governments are looking to blockchain to enable humanitarian projects that give identity and aid assistance to refugees.
Did you miss the USAID webinar on blockchain and its uses in development on July 19th? Want to learn more about its potential benefits and risks? Watch the webinar recording and review the Blockchain Primer!
The Enhancing Opportunities for Women’s Enterprises programme and the Centre for Industry and Trade is implementing a strategy to facilitate access for rural women entrepreneurs to markets and strengthen linkages between different actors in selected agricultural value chains.
In 2016, the Global Communities' USAID Cooperative Development Program piloted a project in Nairobi to work with young, urban professionals interested in starting their own cooperative businesses.
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) published its annual State of the Small and Growing Business Sector report. This is the first year that the report is fully digital and interactive, where you can filter data by region, support type, and more.
Welcome to a five part series from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Assets and Market Access. This first post introduces agricultural index insurance, its promise and pitfalls, innovations, and place in broader economic development and resilience efforts.
USAID organized the Resilience Evidence Forum in October 2017 to take stock of the latest evidence on resilience and its implications for policy and programming.
Rwandan women perform the majority of the country’s agricultural labor, and represent 70 percent of those who make their living from agriculture. Yet, the productivity of their work, and their integration within market systems, lags behind that of men.
Donors and practitioners working in value chain and market development for the benefit of the poor have made significant progress in developing a better contextual and conceptual understanding of the complex and dynamic nature of market systems and their enabling environment contexts.
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.