Part I: What is Food Insecurity? Part II: What Causes Food Insecurity? Part III: The Safety Net Part IV: Advocacy
This report and series of recommendations will assist the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council as we set goals for and design our own dashboard, build a community engagement strategy around the dashboard and our food action plan, and move with a … Read more
Michelle DeFreese wrote this blog post for the FAO’s International Year of Soils series to highlight iAGRI-funded research showing some promising interventions for reducing soil salinity due to irrigation in northeastern Tanzania. www.fao.org/soils-2015/blog/treatmentsrehabilitatesalinesodicsoilstoproducehighriceyields/en/
Lifting 50K out of Poverty: Maximizing Income Supports and Community Colleges in King County details the impact of tax refunds on United Way tax filers and describes United Way’s new initiatives helping low income adults secure living wage jobs, tax … Read more
Towards a More Accessible and Economically Just Chicago is a report that exploring barriers to employment for women with disabilities in the realms of economic development, education, government, housing, and transportation.
SNAP Time Limit: A Direct Service Organization’s Guide to ABAWD and Screening for Exemptions in Mississippi provides direct service organizations with a basic understanding of the SNAP time limit and the new requirements for ABAWDs. The report also includes tools … Read more
The Community Eligibility Provision: Fueling the Future of Healthy Kids in King County is a comprehensive guide to understanding the barriers, dispelling the misconceptions, and utilizing best practices for successful CEP implementation in the county. The report also includes recommendations for … Read more
A Healthy Summer and Beyond dives into the collective story behind Summer EBT for Children and the 48,000 kids it reached in Oregon last summer. Through in-depth stories of participants, this report shares the story that the numbers missed – … Read more
8th class Leland Fellow, Michelle DeFreese wrote this blog post profile of Dr. Flavianus Magayane’s role in evaluating iAGRI’s impact on its student participants and his thoughts on the challenges of capturing the impact of investments in human capacity. iAGRI … Read more
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.
Samantha also created a poster that was presented at USAID Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) Meeting in November 2014. This poster highlights “Opportunities for Transformative Change for Sustainable Development through Higher Education”, also supporting APLU’s advocacy efforts for increased investments … Read more
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