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Youth Voice:  Modernizing Sub-Saharan African Agriculture in the 21st Century
 
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Top African entrepreneur, Sirjeff Dennis Khagolla from Jefren Agrifriend Solutions in Tanzania speaks to the 2016 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit in Washington, DC. Khagolla talks about his successes as a young, agricultural entrepreneur and poultry farmer and the challenges he faced both personally and professionally. Khagolla outlines key factors for success like access to capital, access to modern agricultural equipment and new government policies benefiting small business corporations. Hear how Khagolla found innovative ways to acquire the tools and technology he needed to optimize his farming and business practices. ------------ www.agrilinks.org
Views: 2240 USAID Agrilinks
Low-Cost Manure Management Methods for Smallholders
 
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How can smallholders get more out of manure? In this video, Rolf Shenton, Director of Grassroots Trust in Zambia, describes two low-cost manure management methods. ---------- www.agrilinks.org
Views: 5396 USAID Agrilinks
Mpule Kwelagobe on food security and the feminization of poverty in Africa
 
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Mpule Kwelagobe, founder and CEO of MPULE Institute for Endogenous Development. Kwelagobe has spent the last 15 years addressing HIV/AIDS, food security and the feminization of poverty in Africa. In the video below Kwelagobe discusses why the MPULE Institute focuses on women and the intersection of HIV/AIDS and malnutrition. ---------- www.agrilinks.org
Views: 4846 USAID Agrilinks
Palantir Technologies: Working with data to uncover meaningful trends
 
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Palantir Technologies is an early partner in USAID's Innovation Challenge for Open Agriculture Data. Palantir will open its map so that anyone interested in food security, technologists or not, can participate in mapping data and supporting new ways to analyze existing information. Palantir enables analysts to efficiently work with data at a massive scale in order to uncover meaningful trends so that the world works with less risk, higher potential and greater good. ----------- www.agrilinks.org
Views: 4431 USAID Agrilinks
2016 Making Cents Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit
 
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Over the next decade, a billion young people will enter the job market. Advancing youth economic inclusion, impact and scale is therefore a global priority. How the international development community meets this challenge will be informed by critical demographic, economic and political shifts, coupled with technological innovations that change the way we learn, communicate and work. Today, nearly half of all youth in developing nations are not engaged in work or study. How do we reach, and create pathways, for young people at the margins? The global economy must create 600 million jobs over the next 10 years – five million jobs each month – to match projected youth employment rates. How will we bridge the gap between the demand for jobs, and job creation? The world of work is changing. What does it mean for young people? How do cross-cutting issues of gender, technology, and conflict impact youth economic opportunities today, and in the next ten years? The 10th Anniversary Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit offers an important convening space to talk about these challenges, and identify together, how we will tackle them over the next decade. The Summit theme’s focus on results and scale is designed to support technical deep dives, while connecting this work to the big picture—helping youth lead productive, engaged and healthy lives. -------------- www.agrilinks.org
Views: 629 USAID Agrilinks
Linking the Fate of the Oceans to the Future of Food Security
 
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In this interview Dr. Sylvia Earle gives her key takeaways from the USAID Earth Day Event titled, "Linking the Fate of the Oceans to the Future of Food Security." The event featured Dr. Earle and two panelists from USAID and the World Resources Institute. At the event Dr. Earle stressed the importance of conserving our oceans and the wildlife that lives below. Many of the points that the panelists made were not only about environmental conservation, but also the need that oceans serve in feeding our world. To learn more or to watch the entire presentation please visit: http://bit.ly/earthdayusaid
Views: 305 USAID Agrilinks
Fishing for Food Security: Cambodia's Community Fish Refuges
 
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In rural Cambodia, fish is an important source of food and income to millions of people; providing over 80% of the animal protein in the national diet. Generating income from fisheries requires relatively little capital investment and no land ownership, which makes fishing a viable livelihood option for poor people. Notably, nearly all rural households in Cambodia engage in fishing in seasonally inundated rice fields for both income and food. However, fish populations in such natural wetlands are under threat from the degradation of aquatic habitat, illegal fishing, increasing population, demand for fish, and harmful pesticides from agricultural runoff. WorldFish’s Rice Field Fisheries Enhancement Project (RFFEP) worked to rebuild and protect fish populations by working with rural communities to sustainably strengthen rice field fisheries through protected habitats called "community fish refuges." The rice field fisheries agro-ecosystem is made up of three domains: the rice fields, the CFRs and the connecting channels; all are habitats for fish and other aquatic life. CFRs can be natural or artificial, but importantly, they retain water and fish year-round. While fishing in CFRs is prohibited during the dry season, providing safe refuges for fish off-season helps to stabilize and revitalize fish populations in the rice fields. Agrilinks caught up with WorldFish’s Blake Ratner, Director of Research, and Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted, Program Leader for Value Chains and Nutrition, during the USAID Global Learning and Evidence Exchange on Climate-Smart Agriculture held in Siem Reap, Cambodia last December, to learn about the approach. ------------ www.agrilinks.org
Views: 382 USAID Agrilinks
An interview with Bill Collis of the KISAN Project
 
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In March of 2014 the Agrilinks took a trip to Kathmandu, Nepal to attend the Feed the Future Innovation Lab Council Partners Meeting. During the visit we took multiple field trips to field sites and met with implementers as well as beneficiaries to see current food security work in action. Bill Collis, Chief of Party of the Knowledge-based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition (KISAN) project took some time to talk to Julie MacCartee about his project's work in Nepal and its overall objective as a field based knowledge management project. ----------- www.agrilinks.org
Views: 1190 USAID Agrilinks
Yuliya Neyman on Land Tenure, Rights and Governance
 
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USAID's Yuliya Neyman talks to Agrilinks about issues of land tenure, rights and governance ahead of the July 2015 Ag Sector Council webinar, "This Land Is Whose Land? Navigating Issues of Land Rights and Governance." ---------- www.agrilinks.org
Views: 433 USAID Agrilinks
From Farms to Market to Table: The Value Chain Approach
 
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At the 2014 Feed the Future Global Forum participants heard three presentations from value chain experts. The session was moderated by Jean Downing, Senior Enterprise Development Advisor at the USAID Bureau for Economic Growth, Environment, and Education. Value chains are key to Feed the Future investments. Field experts from Feed the Future projects in Senegal and Ghana described the models they have used to link more and more smallholders to markets while enabling and incentivizing resource-poor farmers to invest in improved productivity. Alan Gibson, advisor to DFID, and an architect of its Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach, commented on these models, offering the perspective of another donor. -------------- www.agrilinks.org
Views: 4267 USAID Agrilinks
2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit: Dipak Basu
 
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At the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit Agrilinks spoke with some of this year's panelists, who addressed current issues affecting youth worldwide. Watch Dipak Basu from the Anudip Foundation discuss IT and vocational training for vulnerable populations, as well as some of the Summit sessions that he found to be most beneficial to his work. ---------- www.agrilinks.org
Views: 711 USAID Agrilinks
Agri-Food Systems: Transformations and Food Security with Jim Oehmke
 
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Agri-Food Systems: Transformations in Food Security is the first of a three-part series of presentations given by USAID Senior Food Security and Nutrition Advisor Jim Oehmke. His remarks were part of the 2016 Agri-Food System Policy for Global Food Security Strategy workshop held in Washington, D.C. Oehmke discusses the complex transformations necessary to move from subsistence to market-based agricultural systems. Transformative processes touch, among others: agricultural production, rural communities, biodiversity, ecologies that can adapt to and mitigate the impact of climate change, rural social systems and employment. -------------- www.agrilinks.org
Views: 362 USAID Agrilinks
Making Smallholder Farmers Climate Resilient: Beth Dunford
 
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Beth Dunford, USAID Assistant to the Administrator, Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future Initiative speaks to the 2016 Climate Smart Agriculture Global Learning and Evidence Exchange attendees in Lusaka, Zambia. In this video Beth Dunford describes how USAID integrates climate risk management in Feed the Future activities. She mentions that Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) can help smallholder farmers become more resilient to climate variability. ------------- www.agrilinks.org
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A Systems Approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture
 
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In this video, 2016 Climate-Smart Agriculture, CSA, GLEE participants share perspectives on CSA as an approach and not as a list of practices to help us achieve Feed the Future goals. Climate Change is a cross-cutting theme in Feed the Future. Reducing farmer risk to weather variations is critical for decreasing poverty and improving nutrition through agriculture development. Feed the Future is addressing climate change by fully incorporating and scaling up climate-smart agriculture (CSA) through the value chain approach. CSA gained recognition in September 2014 during the launch of the Global Alliance on Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA) at the U.N. Climate Summit. African leaders also acknowledged the importance of CSA in the Malabo Declaration (June 2014), which set a goal of 25 million farm households practicing CSA by 2025 (referred to as Vision 25x25). In addition, the adaptation pillar of CSA is strongly linked to Executive Order 13677 on Climate-Resilient International Development, which requires climate screening of international development investments. ------------ www.agrilinks.org
Views: 949 USAID Agrilinks
2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit Takeaways
 
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At the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Agrilinks spoke with some of this year's panelists, who addressed current issues affecting youth worldwide. Watch this video to see what some of our interviewees perceived as the most valuable components of the conference, in addition to what makes this Summit so unique. To learn more about the conference and to watch other interviews enter this URL into your address bar: bit.ly/MakingCents2014
Views: 242 USAID Agrilinks
2015 BFS Event: Fertilizer Subsidies in Sub-Saharan Africa
 
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Fertilizer application rates in Sub-Saharan Africa stand at a tiny fraction of their levels in other parts of the developing world. In response, a number of countries have implemented fertilizer subsidy programs. The wisdom of these programs, which often come at substantial fiscal cost, is a matter of substantial debate: Are they smart policy or are governments getting low “bang for their buck” from such programs? --------- www.agrilinks.org
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Interview: Food standards for Smallholder Markets, Dr. Steven Jaffee
 
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Dr. Steven Jaffee addresses a spectrum of food-related standards (ranging from assessing for visible blemishes, assigning quality grades, microbiological testing, production practice requirement to to third party certification) within the context of developing markets for smallholders. ----------- www.agrilinks.com
Views: 157 USAID Agrilinks
Webinar: Transformation in Agri-Food Systems: Preparing for the Future
 
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Transformation in Agri-Food Systems: Preparing for the Future is the third in a three-part series of presentations given by USAID Senior Food Security and Nutrition Advisor, Jim Oehmke. His remarks are part of the 2016 Agri-Food System Policy for Global Food Security Strategy. Oehmke discusses the complex transformations necessary to move from subsistence to market-based agricultural systems. Transformative processes touch, among others: agricultural production, rural communities, biodiversity, ecologies that can adapt to and mitigate the impact of climate change, rural social systems and employment. ----------- www.agrilinks.org
Views: 185 USAID Agrilinks
Improving Nutrition and Food Security in Malawi
 
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This video looks at the complexities of how the agriculture and nutrition communities can collaborate, learn and adapt to changes in growing cycles effecting food security. In this story, value chain members talk about the ways Feed the Future is working in Malawi with agriculture and nutrition implementing partners towards common goals of achieving improved food security. Listen to the CEO of NASFAM talk about lessons learned in outreach and training. Hear how the INVC is working with Lead Farmers to train small-holder farmers about the benefits of planting nutritious crops like the orange-flesh sweet potato. Hear from a Lead Farmer about the improved nutrition in her village from implementing Feed the Future programs like producing ground nut and soy crops to nourish and feed her children. This story is centered around USAID’s new framework. This framework informs the design and implementation of agriculture and food security projects and activities moving forward. USAID Bureau for Food Security’s (BFS) developed the new framework. --------------- www.agrilinks.org
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Reaping Rewards with Resilient Rice in Cambodia
 
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Although rice has long been a staple of Southeast Asia, per country, Cambodia has the lowest rice yields in the region. Other circumstances threaten the Cambodian subsistence farmer, who make up about 80% of the country’s population. These threats include extreme weather events, overreliance on a few strains of rice, and longer growing seasons for a single rice crop when compared to the country’s neighbors. To help improve yields, IRRI has developed a new breed of rice, CAR 15, for Cambodian farmers. The rice has been engineered to withstand droughts and its growth cycle allows a farmer to harvest three times in a growing season rather than two. Because of innovations like these, Feed the Future is helping Cambodian rice and aquaculture farmers escape poverty. In 2015, FTF-supported rice farmers, about 40 percent of whom are women, increase their incomes by 55 percent and since 2014, rice production has increased from 158,000 to 255,076 metric tons. ------------------ https://agrilinks.org/ Sources: http://news.irri.org/2016/08/cambodian-farmers-adopting-climate.html https://feedthefuture.gov/sites/default/files/resource/files/2016%20Feed%20the%20Future%20Progress%20Report_0.pdf https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1864/USAID-Cambodia_NCP.pdf
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Presentation: Fish Production Systems in Nepal
 
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This video is a product of the Annual Innovation Lab Council Partners Workshop on Scaling Up Research and Technologies and Designing Research for Improved Nutritional Outcomes, held in Kathmandu, Thailand from March 10-12, 2014. Please read the full agenda and access other resources from this event page - bit.ly/ilmeeting Also, visit the Agrilinks Scaling Hub for more information on scaling agricultural technologies here - http://Agrilinks.org/scaling
Views: 239 USAID Agrilinks
Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index Survey Interview
 
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Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) Survey Interview accompanying a Training of Trainers. ---------- www.agrilinks.org
Views: 225 USAID Agrilinks
The Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) Overview
 
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In order to understand the gender gap, USAID has implemented the Women's Empowerment in Agricultural Index, WEAI. Listen to this video to understand why the WEAI is important. --------- www.agrilinks.org
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Remarks from Administrator Rajiv Shah and Strive Masiyiwa
 
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At the 2014 Feed the Future Global Forum, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah sat down with Strive Masiyiwa, Chairman and Founder of Econet Wireless and Board Chair of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. The two leaders discussed what makes Feed the Future so unique to international development and what types of positive impacts the initiative will have in the coming years. ---------- www.agrilinks.org
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2016 Youth Economic Opportunities Summit: Financial Inclusion
 
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Financial inclusion and youth development practitioners are constantly challenged to scale the lessons from their work through policy change. This often involves an interplay between local, regional and national government and is not necessarily straightforward or unidirectional. The 2016 Youth Economic Opportunities Summit will explore youth financial inclusion themes and look at education initiatives in Vietnam, India, and the US that used project results to effect policy change at various levels of government. The Youth Economic Opportunities Summit has designed sessions to provide practitioners with a better understanding of how to translate project learnings into effective advocacy through an understanding of the often complex, opportunistic and multilayered nature of the policy change process. ------------ www.agrilinks.org
Views: 104 USAID Agrilinks
Haiti’s Vulnerability to Climate Change
 
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Myrlene Chrysostome describes the work USAID Haiti is implementing to help smallholder farmers adapt to climate change. This video was captured at the USAID Climate Smart Agriculture and best management practices workshop in Honduras. ---------- www.agrilinks.org
Views: 370 USAID Agrilinks
Workshop: Tropical Soybean for Development Workshop, Brian Diers
 
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Dr. Brian Diers is a Professor of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois. In this video, he describes some of the key challenges that plant breeders in Africa currently face. Dr. Diers conducts research on soybean germplasm and breeding for the Feed the Future Soybean Innovation Lab, and participated in the Tropical Soybean for Development Workshop on October 28.
Views: 349 USAID Agrilinks
From Research to Scaling to Sustainability
 
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Achieving population-level impacts within Feed the Future will require scaling up—ensuring that more people benefit from access to and effective use of agricultural technologies. This process starts with research and innovation to generate technologies that can benefit smallholder farm families and other entrepreneurs along the value chain. At the 2014 Feed the Future Global Forum, Julie Howard, Chief Scientist for the USAID Bureau for Food Security, guided an interactive discussion with a diverse set of experts who are leading some of the most interesting and innovative scaling experiments in the world. Participants learned about innovation and changing expectations of researchers in developing technologies that can eventually be scaled; the challenges of scaling up the adoption of improved maize varieties and other technologies that could dramatically increase smallholder farmer yields and incomes in Africa; the role of small businesses and the service provider model in sustainably scaling up the adoption of small-scale farm machinery; and how a new model of partnership in Ethiopia, the Agricultural Transformation Agency, is working with a range of public and private sector organizations to find and scale innovative solutions to intractable problems.
Views: 284 USAID Agrilinks
AflaSTOP: Storage and Drying for Aflatoxin Prevention
 
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Agrilinks sat down for an interview with Sophie Walker, Chief of Party of AflaSTOP. Sophie discusses how and where her program intervenes along the value chain to reduce aflatoxin contamination. Aflatoxins are toxic by-products of naturally occurring fungi that have serious health implications in humans and livestock. ------------ www.agrilinks.org
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Interview: Market Systems and Value Chains Approaches, Jeanne Downing
 
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Listen to Jeanne Downing talk about how market systems programming differs from how we currently approach existing value chains programming and how USAID's approach to market systems has adapted over time. This is a clip from a longer interview with Jeanne at the Market Systems Global Learning and Evidence Exchange (GLEE) in Dakar, Senegal. ----------- www.Agrilinks.org
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Workshop: Tropical Soybean for Development: Dan Reynolds
 
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Dr. Dan Reynolds is a Professor of Weed Science at Mississippi State University. In this video, he describes the “SMART” Farm (Soybean Management and Appropriate Research and Technology) concept and its application in international agricultural development. Dr. Reynolds conducts research on soybean production and agronomy for the Feed the Future Soybean Innovation Lab, and participated in the Tropical Soybean for Development Workshop on October 28. ---------- www.agrilinks.org
Views: 206 USAID Agrilinks
Presentation: The Contributions of Agriculture to Nutrition
 
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This video is a product of the Annual Innovation Lab Council Partners Workshop on Scaling Up Research and Technologies and Designing Research for Improved Nutritional Outcomes, held in Kathmandu, Thailand from March 10-12, 2014. Please read the full agenda and access other resources from this event page - bit.ly/ilmeeting Also, visit the Agrilinks Scaling Hub for more information on scaling agricultural technologies here - http://Agrilinks.org/scaling
Views: 152 USAID Agrilinks
Tajikistan Impact Evaluations on WUAs: Water Governance & Kitchen Gardens
 
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The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) was engaged by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Feed the Future initiative, to examine whether water users associations (WUAs) created and supported by USAID produced sustained increases in resource productivity, food security, and equity in southern Tajikistan, even after donor support was withdrawn. This evaluation consists of three research components, implemented from 2015 to 2018. These research components are: 1. Identifying opportunities and constraints for the sustainability of WUAs; 2. Assessing the persistence and equity of impact on irrigation services, crop choice, and cotton productivity; and 3. Examining the role of women in irrigation water management to identify opportunities for enhancing food security. Resources and more information: https://www.agrilinks.org/library/impact-water-users-associations-water-and-land-productivity-equity-and-food-security
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Storage Containers Reduce Post Harvest Losses in Ghana (English)
 
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Post harvest solutions reduce loss for smallholder farmers. Sealed plastic containers help African farmers keep insects from destroying stored crops. This animation explains how to avoid insect damage when storing beans after harvest. The answer is using a locally available, airtight containers. Beans can be safely stored in airtight containers for long periods. The container must be completely clean and free of any contaminants. Containers used for fuel, chemicals or pesticides should not be used under any condition. Original animation by SAWBO, http://sawbo-animations.org/home/ ---------- www.agrilinks.org
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Climate Smart Agriculture in Action with Sebastian Scott
 
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Hear from 2016 CSA GLEE participant Sebastian Scott of Grassroots Trust who uses CSA principles (social, economic and environmental) to increase productivity. ----------- www.agrilinks.org
Views: 159 USAID Agrilinks
Transformation in Agri-Food Systems: Country Driven Results
 
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Transformation in Agri-Food Systems: Country Priorities Drive Results is the second in a three-part series of presentations given by USAID Senior Food Security and Nutrition Advisor Jim Oehmke. His remarks are part of the 2016 Agri-Food System Policy for Global Food Security Strategy. Oehmke discusses the complex transformations necessary to move from subsistence to market-based agricultural systems. Transformative processes touch, among others: agricultural production, rural communities, biodiversity, ecologies that can adapt to and mitigate the impact of climate change, rural social systems and employment. ------------- www.agrilinks.org
Views: 110 USAID Agrilinks
Livestock Emergency Guidelines Standards
 
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Learn more about the second edition of the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) Handbook. Julie March, USAID, Andrew Catley, Tufts University, and Andrew Bisson, Mercy Corps discuss the development of the guidelines, where and how they are used, and the changes between the first and second editions. Watch to learn about this set of international guidelines and standards for the design, implementation and assessment of livestock interventions to assist people affected by humanitarian crises. To learn more visit: http://agrilinks.org/events/safeguarding-livestock-and-livelihoods
Views: 354 USAID Agrilinks
Soybean Innovation Lab
 
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Webinar: Measuring Performance in Ag Extension: Common Metrics Framework
 
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There is no universally-accepted framework for how to measure the performance of agricultural extension and advisory services. The best-fit framework suggests an impact chain approach, where components of the system (e.g. governance and management structures, organizational and individual capacities and methods and approaches) affect the performance of the system. Where the best-fit framework falls short, though, is in establishing a common set of indicators against which to measure outcomes and impacts. There is value in having an established set of metrics to compare and contrast the performance of extension systems across countries and contexts. With common metrics, learning can be shared and adapted across multiple settings and guide policymakers, funders and implementers toward investments, innovations and activities that maximize impact. The Feed the Future Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) project is leading an initiative to develop a common framework for extension metrics. As a work in progress, stakeholders presented the framework elements to date and debated on difficult elements. PRESENTERS David Spielman, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI Kristin Davis, Project Director DLEC, IFPRI - DLEC Project Judy Payne, Consultant, Digital Solutions for Agriculture Agrilinks Event page: https://www.agrilinks.org/event/measuring-performance-agricultural-extension-common-metrics-framework
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Presentation: Market Systems Programming, Rita Laker-Ojok
 
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Listen to Rita Laker-Ojok's remarks at the 2017 Market Systems Global Learning and Evidence Exchange (GLEE) in Dakar, Senegal. The Feed the Future Global Performance Evaluation suggests that, even after five years into Feed the Future, we don't have a shared understanding of value chain development. With the GFSS aspiring toward a market systems approach, the challenge of clarifying concepts and practices becomes even more pressing. Laker-Ojok outlines how the agriculture inputs activity used to promote changes within a market systems approach worked for the agriculture inputs sector in Uganda. Laker-Ojok talks about being tasked with commissioning a mid-project strategic assessment based on an original theory of change. She gives details about the assessment's findings relative to the market system incentives and the necessity to change the rules of the game. Learn how changing the roles of the private sector and other actors within the system resulted in a revised theory of change. ----------- www.Agrilinks.org
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Performance Monitoring Skills Development Course: Feed the Future
 
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The U.S. Government uses indicator results and performance narratives to monitor and attribute progress to meet Feed the Future’s goals of reducing hunger, poverty and under-nutrition. The modules within this course prepares individuals to meet the requirements for reporting performance which link program activities and outcomes to the Feed the Future Results Framework and use performance monitoring as a means for strategic adaptive management of Feed the Future activities. This course takes participants through the process of: • Linking an activity’s theory of change and results framework to the FTF results framework. • Identifying standard indicators based on FTF Results Framework and ensuring data quality control. • Using performance monitoring data as a management tool and to tell the story about the impact of a Feed the Future activity. The course is designed for USAID and implementing partner staff who are implementing Feed the Future country-level activities. ------------ www.agrilinks.org
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2015 Making Cents Summit: Larry Cooley, Management Systems International
 
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The Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit provides leading global development stakeholders with a platform to exchange information and raise the bar for how to increase economic opportunities for young people worldwide. At the 2015 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Agrilinks spoke with some of this year's panelists, who addressed current issues affecting youth. Listen to Larry Cooley, Management Systems International, speak about strategies for scaling. -------------- www.agrilinks.org
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Climate Smart Agriculture in Action with Kelvin Kamfwa
 
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Hear from 2016 CSA GLEE participant Kelvin Kamfwa of University of Zambia who uses CSA to improve productivity of the common bean. ----------- www.agrilinks.org
Views: 70 USAID Agrilinks
Special Event: Seed System Security Assessment - Eastern Zambia 2013
 
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Geoffrey Heinrich, Senior Technical Advisor for Agriculture at Catholic Relief Services, discusses the Seed System Security Assessment in Zambia. This video was presented at an Agrilinks Special Event on October 9, 2014 -- Changing Agricultural Aid Through Understanding Farmer Seed Systems; Presented by USAID's Julie March and Catholic Relief Service's Louise Sperling.
Views: 87 USAID Agrilinks
Rice Fisheries Interview with Blake Ratner, WorldFish
 
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Blake Ratner, WorldFish Rice Fisheries Interview In rural Cambodia, fish is a source of food and income to millions of people. However, there has been a real threat to fish populations in natural wetlands due to the degradation of aquatic biodiversity and habitat, illegal fishing, increase of population and demand for fish, and the use of harmful pesticides for agriculture. The Rice Field Fisheries Enhancement Project (RFFEP) seeks to rebuild and protect the sh populations through innovative methods. The project works with communities to sustainably strengthen the rice field fisheries near their villages by improving protected habitats called “community fish refuges" (CFRs). --------------- www.agrilinks.org
Views: 64 USAID Agrilinks
Presentation: Enhancing the Impact of Horticulture
 
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This video is a product of the Annual Innovation Lab Council Partners Workshop on Scaling Up Research and Technologies and Designing Research for Improved Nutritional Outcomes, held in Kathmandu, Thailand from March 10-12, 2014. Please read the full agenda and access other resources from this event page - bit.ly/ilmeeting Also, visit the Agrilinks Scaling Hub for more information on scaling agricultural technologies here - http://Agrilinks.org/scaling
Views: 184 USAID Agrilinks
Webinar: Draft Guidance for USAID-Funded Nutrition-Sensitive Programming
 
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Richard Greene, Sally Abbott, Jeannie Harvey and Diane DeBernardo present a new draft guidance for USAID-Funded Nutrition-Sensitive Programming. They also share examples from from the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally Project and the Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services Project. ------- www.agrilinks.org
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Interview: GLEE, Matt Shakhovskoy
 
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Matt Shakhovskoy is the Executive Director of the Initiative for Smallholder Finance, a multi-donor effort designed to demonstrate how specific products and services can expand the reach of financing for smallholder farmers. He joined the GLEE, Global Learning and Evidence Exchange, that took place in Bangkok. Over the past 10 years, Matt has worked in the areas of private equity and development advisory for a number of leading organizations, including Agis Investments, Dalberg and Deloitte. Over this time, Matt has been involved in over 80 projects in 25 countries. Matt holds a MSc in Sustainable Development from the University of London and Bachelors of Business and Economics from the University of Queensland. -------- www.agrilinks.org
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Interview: GLEE Insights, Jace Rabe
 
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Jace Rabe, co-founder Tolaro Global in 2010, is also a partner in Universal Commodities, a leading North American nut brokerage. He spoke to us while participating in a GLEE, Global Learning and Evidence Exchange, hosted by Feed the Future, USAID. Under his strategic leadership, Tolaro Global has grown steadily in output and profitability, while establishing strong relationships with small-holder farmers. Jace first served in Benin in the Peace Corps and has continued to develop plans for a thriving economy in central Benin through Tolaro Global and through Projects for Progress, a non-profit founded in 2008 by Jace and his wife, Sarah. Projects for Progress creates loyal partners within the local community by building wells and by educating women and children. ---------- www.agrilinks.org
Views: 251 USAID Agrilinks
Engaging the Private Sector: Leveraging for Sustainable Success
 
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At the 2014 Feed the Future Global Forum, we heard four experts discuss successful strategies for leveraging public funds and the private sector for maximum impact. The panel was moderated by Chris Jurgens, Division Chief at Global Partnerships at the USAID Global Development Lab. Private sector engagement is vital to achieving sustainability and scale in agricultural development programs. In this session, panelists from DuPont, Grow Africa, Oxfam America and the Tanzania Horticultural Association described how their organizations operate where smallholder-driven agricultural development intersects with private-sector investment. The plenary had two goals. First, attendees gained a better understanding of what is needed to promote benefit-sharing between smallholders and the private sector when establishing partnerships. Second, panelists explored key considerations for protecting and promoting smallholders' and private-sector interests when advocating for policy reforms to improve the agricultural enabling environment.
Views: 249 USAID Agrilinks