Market facilitation catalyzes market actors to create durable change for more competitive, inclusive, and resilient market systems.
Jan 09, 2019
After exploring the success factors of commercialization in last year’s webinar, From Lab to Market: Success Factors for Commercializing Agricultural Technologies, a new report from Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation explores recommendations to USAID and research institutions on how to best...
Nov 30, 2018
This post highlights a recent publication from the Market Development Facility, funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, that explores the characteristics and implications of shallow markets and provides context to better understand systemic change.
Nov 09, 2018
A new report from the ISF Advisors, with support from the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, highlights the current status and future development of agricultural insurance for smallholder farmers.
Nov 08, 2018
This webinar is the third event in a two-year learning series: "In Practice: Women's Economic Empowerment in Market System," which will feature a thought-provoking sequence of webinars, e-discussions, and practitioner briefs, followed by an in-person learning event.
Nov 12, 2018 to Nov 15, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Join colleagues from Mercy Corps, USAID, CARE, Save the Children, and Oxfam at #RMELConf2018 to hear panelists discuss financial inclusion, risk management and economic returns on resilience investments, and developing meaningful resilience metrics.
This new resource from the ISF aims to give funders and financial service providers access to data and example deals to fuel more and smarter investments in smallholder finance.
An introduction and methods brief that provides guidance for practitioners interested in assessing the value for money of acceleration programs.
Oct 09, 2018
Reflecting on emerging themes from the 2018 Making Cents International Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, here are four steps to promote new economic opportunities for girls.
Sep 19, 2018
MEL is not meant to focus just on project performance. Thus, the USAID-funded Feed the Future Mozambique Agricultural Innovations Activity has developed new MEL tools to assess whether business innovations are improving market system inclusiveness for smallholder farmers.
The USAID Feed the Future Bangladesh Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) activity, implemented by DAI, aims to develop long-term food security in the Southern Delta Region of Bangladesh.
Sep 07, 2018
A Mozambique-based wholesaler of agriculture inputs and mechanization equipment received investment support through the Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation program.
Sep 06, 2018
The following case study presents an overview of the Feed the Future Agricultural Value Chains systemic change framework.
Sep 05, 2018
The goal of this funding announcement is to develop public-private partnerships to support agricultural growth and development in Cambodia and complement the U.S. Government's Global Food Security Strategy by directly engaging with the private sector.
Sep 05, 2018
At ACDI/VOCA's Amplifying our Impact event at USAID, ACDI/VOCA highlighted several projects pivoting to a market systems approach across a variety of different geographies and contexts.
Learn about innovations in agricultural index insurance to help build a future of prosperity and resilience for small-scale farmers and pastoralists worldwide.
USAID and UC Davis are partnering to establish the world's first quality certification for agricultural index insurance in Kenya. The QUIIC certification will help ensure that products for small-scale farmers across East Africa truly can promote long-term resilience.
Aug 27, 2018
USAID awarded a grant to CrossBoundary, LLC, based in Washington, D.C., to form a public-private partnership that provides catalytic financing for businesses in Sierra Leone. This financing will support adoption of solar energy practices and reduce demand on the country’s power grid.
Aug 22, 2018
An innovative approach to developing a sustainable seed system in cassava that simulataneously incentivizes all the stakeholders across the value chain is being implemented in Nigeria.