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This report presents key findings and recommendations from market research conducted by 18 financial service providers (FSPs) across 9 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) that participated in Phase I of YouthStart.
The USAID/East Africa Market Linkages Initiative was a two-year regional program to promote growth in food staples and food security, working alongside partners to integrate smallholder farmers into more efficient national and regional markets.
This initial survey is the first step in a larger study that is being conducted by the George Washington University's Center for International Business Education and Research and its Diaspora Capital Investment Project on the African Diaspora Marketplace and its participants.
This resource provides a coherent and helpful summary of the Michigan State University (MSU)’s Food Security Group’s research, primarily from Sub-Saharan Africa. Lessons are presented in four areas: The first, Agricultural Growth and Food Security Strategies, suggests that small shrinking farm sizes in many countries will prevent many farmers from escaping poverty from on-farm production alone. Investments in education and non-agricultural sectors will be important.
This document, produced under a primer series on social safety nets, assesses the role of food aid in improving food availability and food access. It is based on a synthesis of experiences in four countries: India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Zambia. It concludes that food aid does not have to create negative impacts, particularly if it is tied to the development of infrastructure that supports production and market linkages, avoids creating negative price effects for food producers, and reaches the food insecure.