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.
The following is an excerpt from Shannon’s report on the process of making humanitarian assumptions when analyzing potential food crises; it highlights the data sources, common problems staff encounter in the process, and a step-by-step process for making accurate assumption. … Read more
This paper provides a succinct review of the cap and trade carbon markets in the U.S and Europe. It’s an attempt to identify cap and trade initiatives in the U.S and around the world as well as their successes, benefits, … Read more
Zach developed this PowerPoint presentation while leading a two-day referral system learning workshop for stakeholders in Karonga, Malawi from April 14-15, 2015. The workshop formally marked the end of project engagement in Karonga, and its objective was to provide resources … Read more
These three short pieces describe particular aspects of the Creating Homestead Agriculture for Nutrition and Gender Equity (CHANGE) project that are showing success or point to potentially effective innovations in nutrition-sensitive agriculture projects. They focus on individuals’ experiences rather than technical detail.
Samantha also created a poster that was presented at USAID Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) Meeting in November 2014. This poster highlights “Opportunities for Transformative Change for Sustainable Development through Higher Education”, also supporting APLU’s advocacy efforts for increased investments … Read more
Samantha Alvis developed The Case for Strengthening Developing Nation Universities. This piece was designed to support advocacy efforts on the Hill for increasing investments in higher education development, in particular those that involve partnerships between US universities and those in … Read more
8th Class, 2015-2017 Policy Placement: Catholic Relief Services; Baltimore, MD As Food Security Policy Analyst at CRS headquarters, Harley worked with the Agriculture and Livelihoods team on policy issues related to nutrition, agriculture and climate change. This has taken her … Read more
8th Class, 2015-2017 Policy Placement: Helen Keller International (HKI); Phnom Penh, Cambodia Miti was an Enhanced Homestead Food Production (EHFP) Policy Analyst with Helen Keller International’s Asia-Pacific Regional Office (APRO), based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She worked on several projects … Read more
8th Class, 2015-2017 Policy Placement: ACDI/VOCA; Washington, DC Based in the DC headquarters office, Michael was a full time member of the Technical Learning and Application division at ACDI/VOCA. After implementing a pilot of new tools in his field year … Read more
8th Class, 2015-2017 Field Placement: Foundation for Ecological Services (FES); Anand, India Julia supported FES’s work to build local capacity from the village to district levels to strengthen natural resource management. She contributed primarily to its experimental games project and … Read more