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.
Excerpt – Use of Humanitarian Assistance Data in Scenario Building: a review of FEWS NET’s current approach.
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
Landscape analysis: Cap and Trade Carbon Markets
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
PPT Presentation: Referral system learning workshop in Karonga, Malawi
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
Megann helped to design and build SolutionMUS.org, a website produced by Winrock International with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation. It is a resource on Multiple-Use Water Systems (MUS) and the SolutionMUS approach, containing information on what it is and how it … Read more
Success Stories: Creating Homestead Agriculture for Nutrition and Gender Equity (CHANGE)
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.
The Case for Strengthening Developing Nation Universities
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
Vegetable and Groundnut Market and Value Chain Analysis in Mumbwa Zambia
Hunter conducted these value chain analyses to gather market information for the development of the marketing component of the Realigning Agriculture to Improve Nutrition (RAIN) project, implemented by Concern Worldwide in Mumbwa, Zambia. The project works with about 4,500 smallholder … Read more
Blog series: Mercy Erhiawarien
Mercy authored several blogs in support of ONE’s advocacy for smallholder farmers, better nutrition and women’s empowerment in Africa. www.one.org/us/author/mercy-erhiawarien/
The Gender and Cocoa Livelihood Toolbox
This gender assessment tool was developed as part of the World Cocoa Foundation’s Cocoa Livelihoods Program (CLP). Within CLP, twelve cocoa companies have committed to improving outreach to gender. The tool recognizes the importance of mainstreaming gender at the organizational … Read more
The Business Case for Women’s Participation in Agricultural Cooperatives
To address the misconceptions that contribute to low levels of female participation, this paper has two objectives. The first is to use evidence from the Manduvira cooperative to demonstrate to cooperative members and leaders in Paraguay and other countries that women can and do succeed in positions that have historically been seen as more appropriate for men. The second is to show that women’s participation and leadership in agricultural cooperatives can have advantages to their overall business performance.
Free The Land: Establishing a Community Land Trust in Jackson, Mississippi
Establishing a Community Land Trust in Jackson, Mississippi analyzes the housing cost burden on families in Jackson and the potential of community land trusts (CLTs) to address these disparities, highlighting particular mechanisms in facilitating CLTs in the city.