We conduct in-depth monitoring of livelihoods and nutrition for early warning of food insecurity, and provide mechanisms for smallholder farmers to improve productivity. We strengthen agricultural industries to improve domestic production and increase incomes for smallholder farmers. Through private sector demand-driven market interventions, we mitigate value chain constraints that negatively affect population’ access to sufficient qualities of affordable, nutritious foods.
Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in Afghanistan
Afghanistan is working to strengthen the agriculture sector in western provinces, where a significant portion of the population relies on farming and agribusinesses.
Building the Economy and Promoting Peace in Colombia
More than five decades of conflict and negligible government influence in rural Colombia have forced its people to grapple with poverty, violence, and a weak economy.
Using Evidence-Based Analysis for a Food-Secure World
An early warning system that provides timely data and evidence-based analysis helps the international community identify and respond to populations that lack access to safe and nutritious food.
10 Lessons Learned for Facilitating an Inclusive Agricultural Market System
Agriculture is vital to the continued diversification of Nigeria’s economy and to rural prosperity and food security for all Nigerians. The country’s agricultural market system is exceedingly complex. Building the sector requires a systems approach that encompasses entire targeted value chains. All links are important. Without a link to a profitable source of market demand,…
We Can’t Respond to Famine Caused by Conflict in the Same Way as Famine Caused by Drought
In conflict- and famine-affected states, interventions can undermine innate community resiliencies that could offer some protective effect for families and individuals. It is well-understood that violent conflict is a major cause, or the primary cause, of each of the globe’s four most pressing food security crises — in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen —…
Improving Nutrition Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Introducing a New Crop
The livelihoods of rural households in Tajikistan are highly dependent on agricultural production, yet farmers are not able to produce enough food to meet their own needs. It is sadly ironic that in an area dominated by farming, malnutrition among children is common and also causes many health problems for women of reproductive age. Farmers…