Research is leading the effort toward more successful agriculture development through project evaluation and cross-country comparisons aimed at showing policymakers the effectiveness of certain interventions… However, research can only do so much, and political will is “an essential ingredient for elevating food and nutrition security into policy agendas.”…Moving forward, we hope researchers will continue to engage and communicate with policymakers during the design and implementation of policies and programs, focusing on those interventions that offer the greatest potential for improving food security for the world’s poor.
The following is an excerpt from Shannon’s report on the process of making humanitarian assumptions when analyzing potential food crises; it highlights the data sources, common problems staff encounter in the process, and a step-by-step process for making accurate assumption. … Read more
This paper provides a succinct review of the cap and trade carbon markets in the U.S and Europe. It’s an attempt to identify cap and trade initiatives in the U.S and around the world as well as their successes, benefits, … Read more
Zach developed this PowerPoint presentation while leading a two-day referral system learning workshop for stakeholders in Karonga, Malawi from April 14-15, 2015. The workshop formally marked the end of project engagement in Karonga, and its objective was to provide resources … Read more
These three short pieces describe particular aspects of the Creating Homestead Agriculture for Nutrition and Gender Equity (CHANGE) project that are showing success or point to potentially effective innovations in nutrition-sensitive agriculture projects. They focus on individuals’ experiences rather than technical detail.
Samantha Alvis developed The Case for Strengthening Developing Nation Universities. This piece was designed to support advocacy efforts on the Hill for increasing investments in higher education development, in particular those that involve partnerships between US universities and those in … Read more
Hunter conducted these value chain analyses to gather market information for the development of the marketing component of the Realigning Agriculture to Improve Nutrition (RAIN) project, implemented by Concern Worldwide in Mumbwa, Zambia. The project works with about 4,500 smallholder … Read more
Mercy authored several blogs in support of ONE’s advocacy for smallholder farmers, better nutrition and women’s empowerment in Africa. www.one.org/us/author/mercy-erhiawarien/
This gender assessment tool was developed as part of the World Cocoa Foundation’s Cocoa Livelihoods Program (CLP). Within CLP, twelve cocoa companies have committed to improving outreach to gender. The tool recognizes the importance of mainstreaming gender at the organizational … Read more
To address the misconceptions that contribute to low levels of female participation, this paper has two objectives. The first is to use evidence from the Manduvira cooperative to demonstrate to cooperative members and leaders in Paraguay and other countries that women can and do succeed in positions that have historically been seen as more appropriate for men. The second is to show that women’s participation and leadership in agricultural cooperatives can have advantages to their overall business performance.
Establishing a Community Land Trust in Jackson, Mississippi analyzes the housing cost burden on families in Jackson and the potential of community land trusts (CLTs) to address these disparities, highlighting particular mechanisms in facilitating CLTs in the city.