One of our 9th class Leland Fellows, April Dodd, updated the Emerging Ag. Inc. website with a summery of the the seven farmers and SME representatives who attended the FAO Regional Meeting on Agricultural Bio-technologies in Sustainable Food Systems and … Read more
Blog: Compact 2025, Relief to Resilience in Malawi
9th class Leland Fellow, Rachel Gilbert, briefly addresses how the 2025 Forum on “Moving from Relief to Resilience” will address the issues and challenges that Malawi will face while striving towards resilience in all spheres of development in this blog post.
Blog: Lessons from Compact2025 Forum, Relief to Resilience
9th class Leland Fellow, Rachel Gilbert, authored this blog post on how the Compact2025 Forum progressed in their discussion on how to effectively accelerate Malawi from a food relief to a food secure and resilient nation. Compact2025 focused on discussing … Read more
Blog: Malawi 2017 Hunger Index
9th Class Leland Fellow, Rachel Gilbert, wrote this blog post discussing the Global Hunger Index (GHI) and the role it plays in tracking hunger at not only a global level, but also at a regional and national level. The blog post … Read more
Treatments Rehabilitate Saline/Sodic Soils to Produce High Rice Yields
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/
Nutrition for Sale: Solutions that are Feeding Bellies, Brains and Businesses
6th class Leland Fellow Giselle Aris and 8th class Leland Fellow Jennie Lane collaborated on this article, which outlines Land O’Lakes’ work to create synergy between building livelihoods and nutrition through a focus on women’s participation in value-chains that bring nutritious … Read more
Challenges of M&E for Capacity Building Projects
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
Blog: Linking food security research to policymaking
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.