This paper analyzes the efforts the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Assistance Division has made to institutionalize rigorous monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program and Food for Progress programs. It identifies several … Read more
This paper discusses the findings from recent reviews of local and regional purchase (LRP) food aid projects implemented by Mercy Corps in five countries, with emphasis on time, cost and effectiveness. It then makes recommendations for funding and implementation of … Read more
Linking genebanks (i.e. cold storage repositories for seed varieties) with farmers through direct release of targeted landrace varieties (i.e. traditional farmer-bred varieties) can catalyze an increase in productivity and food security in the vulnerable populations inhabiting the marginal arid regions … Read more
Restrictions by the Israeli government and Hamas on beneficiaries’ livelihoods in Gaza are decreasing the long-term impact of US foreign assistance. A close look at humanitarian operations in Gaza shows that the Israeli government and Hamas have cut or are … Read more
Recently, local purchases aiming to directly benefit smallholder farmers have gained significant support as a development tool. While a range of approaches exist, many of the commonly held assumptions that underpin the logic of smallholder-focused local purchases need to be … Read more
In March 2009, the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows traveled to Guatemala for a Country Policy Study (CPS) to learn firsthand from Guatemalan government officials and policymakers, UN agencies, and non-governmental organizations about food security and prospects for development.
The NAHO vision is that by the end of 2015, every child in the United States will be food secure, and every family with children will have accessto the nutritious food they need to thrive.
This broad-based coalition of non-governmental organizations, advocacy groups and religious organizations calls on the new Administration and Congress to work together with governments and citizens all over the world to reach the established international goal of cutting global hunger in … Read more
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