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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: 1893 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: 4373 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: 625 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: 4682 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: 4396 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
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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
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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: 4163 USAID Agrilinks
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
Views: 973 USAID Agrilinks
Fishing for Health and Wealth in Cambodia
 
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In Cambodia, fish porridge is providing the nutrition children need during their first 1,000 days. Nutrient rich small fish are mashed and then mixed with rice and vegetables to create a healthy meal. Small children typically don't consume small fish, so this is a new and valuable addition to local diets. ----------------------------- www.agrilinks.org
Views: 242 USAID Agrilinks
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: 896 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: 280 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: 240 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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Land Tenure, Technology & Opportunities in Rural Economies: Dr. Thomas Jayne
 
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Over the next two decades, 220 million young Africans will be entering the job market looking for work. Even under the most favorable projections, less than a third will be able to find wage jobs. Farming and the informal sector jobs in the agrifood system will be a major source of employment and livelihood for youth. Watch Thomas Jayne, PhD, Michigan State University answer questions about policies developed to promote the viability of family farming and best practices to engage youth in agriculture and the informal sector. Jayne examines the premise and debunks the myths that the rapid transformation of African agriculture means that the best prospects for youth are through education and non-farm job opportunities. These engaging ideas will uncover alternative views about the prospects for youth livelihoods and agriculture. ------------- 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
Views: 342 USAID Agrilinks
Ag Sector Council Seminar | Steve Osofsky of the Wildlife Conservation Society
 
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Steve Osofsky of the Wildlife Conservation Society gives a brief recap of his presentation he delivered at the June 2014 Ag Sector Council Seminar in Washington, D.C. The title of the presentation is, "Beyond Fences: Policy Options for Biodiversity, Livelihoods & Transboundary Animal Disease Management in Southern Africa." To learn more, download, and watch the presentation please visit the Agrilinks event page here: http://bit.ly/ascjune
Views: 196 USAID Agrilinks
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
Views: 259 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: 302 USAID Agrilinks
Interview: USAID Earth Day Event, Barbara Best & Robert Winterbottom
 
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In this interview Robert Winterbottom of the World Resources Institute and Barbara Best of USAID gave their key takeaways from the USAID Earth Day Event titled, "Linking the Fate of the Oceans to the Future of Food Security." At the event Robert Winterbottom and Barbara Best stressed the importance of conserving our oceans not only for environmental needs but also the many needs it serves in feeding millions of people on this earth. The event featured a keynote presentation by Dr. Sylvia Earle of the National Geographic Society. To learn more about the event, or to watch the full presentation please visit: http://bit.ly/earthdayusaid
Views: 181 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
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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: 159 USAID Agrilinks
Tackling Global Issues with Global Responses
 
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At the 2014 Chicago Council Symposium on Climate Change, Agrilinks asked experts to weigh in on current challenges that we are facing with the rise of climate change. Experts also offered positive observations of what people are doing around the world to adapt to the unpredictable weather systems. ------------ www.agrilinks.org
Views: 456 USAID Agrilinks
Q&A: Khalid Bomba, CEO, Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency
 
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Over 80 participants, including more than 35 Mission staff from 17 USAID Missions spent December 3-5 in Addis Ababa learning how to best advance their scaling strategies to achieve faster and deeper impact on Feed the Future goals through a Global Learning and Evidence Exchange (GLEE). Khalid Bomba,CEO of Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency, provided a question and answer session for the GLEE participants. --------- 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: 154 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: 334 USAID Agrilinks
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
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Dev Talk: Supporting Women's Empowerment in Tanzania with Stevie Chilcote
 
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Stevie Chilcote, Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania, presented briefly on her achievements and challenges she has faced as a volunteer working in a remote village in Tanzania.
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Remarks: Jaya Mukunda Khanal, Government of Nepal Joint Secretary (Ministry of Food & Agriculture)
 
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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
Views: 295 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: 349 USAID Agrilinks
Special Event: Julie March, USAID, and Louise Sperling, Catholic Relief Services
 
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Julie March (USAID) and Louise Sperling (Catholic Relief Services) presented on October 9, 2014 Agrilinks Special Event, "Changing Agricultural Aid Through Understanding Farmer Seed Systems". By sharing concrete examples from difficult contexts throughout sub-Saharan Africa, presenters highlighted tools to help practitioners with seed-related decision making and field analysis of seed systems. To learn more about the event, and to access various resources please visit: http://bit.ly/usaidseeds
Views: 449 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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Reducing risks from climate change for pastoralists: Peter Little
 
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Dr. Little discusses seven key elements for withstanding drought: animal mobility, herd accumulation and diversification, social insurance, economic/asset diversification, marketing and education. www.agrilinks.org
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Interview: Post-harvest losses in a changing climate, Elizabeth Mitcham
 
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With unpredictable weather contributing to ruinous post-harvest losses for smallholders ranging from 30-80%, Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham discusses realms for intervention such as inexpensive protective packaging, the cool chain and the dry chain. ---------- www.agrilinks.org
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Webinar: Scaling up Biofortification
 
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Biofortification is a cost-effective, innovative approach to growing staple crops that are rich in vitamins and minerals. The process builds on traditional crop breeding techniques to improve micronutrients while maintaining or exceeding existing yields and climate-smart traits. This intervention is at the crossroads of agriculture and nutrition, with varieties released in 25 countries and studies underway in 43. Today, 10 million people in rural households are growing and eating biofortified foods and peer-reviewed, clinical trial results show improved nutritional statuses. USAID is supporting scaling efforts for this fast-growing global movement to reach millions more. Dr. Howarth Bouis, the director of HarvestPlus, discussed the nutritional benefits of biofortified food crops and their adoption by farmers and consumers in developing countries. Dr. Anna-Marie Ball, who led the USAID-funded orange-fleshed sweet potato program in Uganda since 2006 and now heads HarvestPlus’ regional advocacy and partnership activities, provided perspectives from the field, including those of government, the private sector, civil society, farmers and consumers. ----------------- www.agrilinks.org
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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
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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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Buzzworthy: Edible Insects, Agricultural Development and Food Security
 
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Have you heard the buzz about entomophagy, the practice of eating insects? Two billion people worldwide consume insects as a staple of their diet. Beetle larvae, caterpillars, grasshoppers, crickets, termites and stink bugs are particularly popular edibles. Insects are considered delicacies in some communities and provide an important nutritional boost to undernourished people in others. Rearing or harvesting insects requires very little feed, land and water compared with raising conventional livestock like cows and chickens, which is part of why insects are trending in conversations about sustainable food systems. In the years ahead, insects have great potential to fill an ever-growing need for protein, fatty acids and key minerals in the diets of both humans and livestock. ------------ www.agrilinks.org
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Presentation: Heat Stress Resilient Maize for South Asia Project
 
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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: 228 USAID Agrilinks
Women Without Borders Case Study: Miss B and the Cost of a Cosmetics Trading Business in Malawi
 
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This is a case study on from a webinar titled Women Without Borders: Gender and Informal Cross-Border Trade.This is case study number 2 of 2. In the webinar, international development speakers present their findings around female farmers and traders. Although cross-border trade helps many women become economically empowered, it can also make them extremely vulnerable to harassment and gender-based violence from corrupt border agents. Around 70 to 80 percent of informal cross-border traders (ICBT) in the southern Africa region are women. These women also experience high taxation and trade regulations, unsanitary working conditions, and limited access to credit facilities and information on market opportunities. Presenter: Lis Meyers, Banyan Global --------------- www.agrilinks.org
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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
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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: 226 USAID Agrilinks
Asia Market Systems GLEE: Remarks from Kevin Fath
 
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The U.S. Agency for International Development Bureau for Food Security (USAID BFS) has collaborated with leaders and practitioners across the development landscape to share knowledge, good practices and lessons learned in market systems, trade, finance and resilience. The 2017 Market Systems GLEE in Bangkok, Thailandl, brought together USAID staff and experienced practitioners to discuss approaches to leveraging market forces and food systems to advance global food security. Participants benefited from an improved understanding of Bureau for Food Security support to Missions and new skills to incorporate the latest guidance, technology and practices in market-based solutions. ----------- www.agrilinks.org
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Making Cents’ Annual Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit 2015
 
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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. -------------- www.agrilinks.org
Views: 47 USAID Agrilinks
Addressing Climate Change in the Caribbean
 
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Dianne Dormer discusses the three-year USAID Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change (Ja REEACH) project and how it works to protect ecosystems through interventions that lessen climate change impacts. This video was captured at the USAID Climate Smart Agriculture and best management practices workshop in Honduras. ------------- www.agrilinks.org
Views: 55 USAID Agrilinks
El Gobierno de Honduras y el Cambio Climático (Spanish)
 
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Walter Rodezno describe como el gobierno de Honduras a través de la Secretaria de Agricultura y Ganadería (SAG) está actuando en beneficio de la seguridad alimentaria de los hondureños. Este video fue tomado en noviembre 2014 durante el Taller de USAID sobre Buenas Prácticas de Agricultura Climáticamente Inteligente para la región de LAC.
Views: 114 USAID Agrilinks
Webinar: The USAID Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy
 
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In this webinar recording, two of the the authors of the USAID Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy, Mike Manske (USAID Bureau for Global Health) and Sally Abbott (USAID Bureau for Food Security), outline key aspects of the strategy, focusing on its practical relevance to agricultural development practitioners. They discuss the roll-out of nutrition-sensitive principles in Feed the Future Zones of Influence and explain how USAID is looking at the nutrition-agriculture nexus differently. -------- www.agrilinks.org
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Webinar: Feed the Future Branding
 
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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Food Security communications and outreach team provided an in-depth webinar on how to use the Feed the Future Graphic and Naming Standards Manual to comply with updated guidelines for new Feed the Future projects. On December 29, 2014, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah signed a special determination that allows the Feed the Future initiative to provide its own branding and marking guidance to the Agency and its implementing partners. This is an exciting development that takes a large step forward to help us be more effective and consistent in our global communications. Editorial Note: All examples of correct and incorrect project naming and logo use included in the event resources were invented for the purposes of this training. They are fictional examples and do not reflect actual cases or implementation of Feed the Future naming, marking, and branding. ---------- www.agrilinks.org
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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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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: 84 USAID Agrilinks