Sustainable poverty escapes require enabling vulnerable people to manage and mitigate risks while ensuring shocks and stresses don’t undermine development gains.
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.
Learn how a minimum quality standard for agricultural index insurance protects farmers, safeguards markets, and promotes sustainable resilience.
Learn about innovations in agricultural index insurance to help build a future of prosperity and resilience for small-scale farmers and pastoralists worldwide.
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.
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.
Sep 18, 2020
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is seeking proposals on "Conducting a Diagnosis on Informality in Targeted Intervention Areas of the PROSPECTS Programme in Uganda." Application Submission and Procedure Interested applicants should submit their technical and financial proposal as well as...
COVID-19 restrictions have changed everything in northern Kenya. In drought-prone Samburu, government restrictions have closed local markets where families sell their livestock and buy basic commodities for the meals they eat every day. “If the market is closed, it will be very hard to even meet...
Sep 11, 2020
At first sight, Lebanon and Uganda might not have a lot in common. Yet when it comes to hosting displaced persons, some similarities start to emerge: together, the two countries host an estimated 2.7 million forcibly displaced, making them two of the largest refugee host countries worldwide. For...
Sep 11, 2020
This post was originally posted on Agrilinks and was written by Prachi Patel. Agriculture sustains the Ethiopian economy , and access to irrigation here is critical for food security. Now, in the wake of COVID-19, the World Food Programme estimates acute hunger will double worldwide, with concern...
Field research from from around the world is finding that resilience to climate-related shocks can encourage rural families to invest more for higher productivity, creating new opportunities for greater prosperity.
Sep 03, 2020
For the month of September, Marketlinks will focus on the economic impacts of climate-related shock.
Aug 17, 2020
Feed the Future conducted a rapid market assessment of its roughly 150 partner agri-businesses and farmers to better understand the impact of the current crisis and the future outlook for the agriculture sector.
Aug 05, 2020
The Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)-funded SCALE Award is seeking examples of creative program adaptations resulting from COVID-19-related challenges in the sectors of agriculture, natural resource management (NRM), and alternative livelihoods. Under the Creative Adaptation Award , the...
Jul 31, 2020
Frenki Kozeli, Julian Guelig, and Dany Khy share three approaches to forming private sector engagement partnerships that can be replicated and tailored across development contexts.
Jul 29, 2020
With support from USAID, the MRR Innovation Lab, The BOMA Project, and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) collaborated on a resilence-focused project in Samburu that helps women to build up and keep their assets in spite of natural and manmade shocks.
Jul 13, 2020
#SEEP2020 is going 100% virtual! We see this as an opportunity to diverge from our traditional request for session proposals to a more experimental, participatory, and flexible model.
Jul 08, 2020
The ALL-IN program announces a call for research proposals from researchers at African institutions to advance host country leadership in defining and implementing research projects.
Jul 07, 2020
Policymakers and development agencies alike have used Information Technology (IT) as a catalyst for economic development. This technology has been applied to build workforce productivity, accelerate economic development, and improve the business enabling environment.