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.

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

Megann helped to design and build, 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

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

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.