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.

Roadmap to End Hunger Policy Brief

The Roadmap to End Global Hunger’s
four pillars capture the whole of what it
takes for households and communities to
achieve sustainable food security.
devastating hurricane,
drought, health epidemic
or political crisis can throw
thousands of previously
food secure families into chaos and hunger.
Emergency programs get food assistance
where it’s needed quickly to prevent
widespread hunger and malnutrition.
household faces the risk
of an interruption in its
ability to afford sufficient,
nutritious food caused by
a sudden shock—for example, a lost job,
poor harvest, or illness. Safety nets help
families protect productive assets in the
face of temporary hardship.
NUTRITION: To grow and
remain healthy, people need
not just enough calories, but
the right nutrients. This is
especially true in the 1,000
Days between a woman’s pregnancy and
the child’s second birthday.
hungry people rely on
small-scale agriculture
to make a living and feed
their families. Research
has consistently shown that investing in
agriculture is more effective in reducing
poverty among the poorest people than
investments in other sectors

Summary of the CocoaLink Program

The CocoaLink program brings together industry actors and national governments working in cocoa to use digital outreach to disseminate information about cocoa-farming and social issues such as health and the worst forms of child labor. As a Fellow, I worked … Read more

Summary of the CocoaMAP Program

The CocoaMAP program brings together cocoa sector actors to develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for cocoa sustainability that the sector can report to. As a Fellow, I coordinated the effort from the WCF side along with two external consultants with … Read more

Policy Brief on Gender and Climate-Smart Agriculture in Kenya

This policy brief communicates the results from field research about carbon-reducing projects to policy-makers and organizations considering funding future projects. The brief aims to show that gender was an important concept in the design of these projects, and that for these … Read more