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Despite the central role that farmers play as agricultural producers in developing countries, they are often inadequately served by research, extension and advisory services. Extension approaches such as the farmer-to-farmer extension (F2F) approach were developed to improve service to farmers, but little...read more
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Oct 15, 2014
This Briefing Paper is the second its series which aims to guide USAID missions and their implementing partners in sub-Saharan Africa to use information and communications technology (ICT) more successfully —via sustainable and scalable approaches— and to improve the impact of their agriculture related development...read more
Brief
Oct 13, 2014
The Fostering Agriculture Competitiveness Employing Information Communication Technologies (FACET) project aims to help USAID missions and their implementing partners in sub-Saharan Africa use information and communications technology in sustainable and scalable approaches to improve the impact of their agriculture...read more
Brief
Oct 13, 2014
To increase agricultural productivity, farmers and agricultural workers have many needs—information about and access to financial services; knowledge on best farming methods and techniques; and information on potential selling opportunities, agricultural inputs (e.g., seeds and fertilizer), weather, transport, storage...read more
Brief
Oct 13, 2014
The Fostering Agriculture Competitiveness Employing Information Communication Technologies (FACET) project aims to help USAID missions and their implementing partners in sub-Saharan Africa use information and communications technology in sustainable and scalable approaches to improve the impact of their agriculture...read more
Oct 13, 2014
This paper, supported by USAID’s Fostering Agriculture Competitiveness Employing Information Communication Technologies (FACET) project under the FIELD-Support LWA, describes the variety of mobile software application platforms that have come onto the market to address different issues in the agricultural...read more
Brief
Oct 13, 2014
The Fostering Agriculture Competitiveness Employing Information Communication Technologies (FACET) project aims to help USAID missions and their implementing partners in sub-Saharan Africa use information and communications technology in sustainable and scalable approaches to improve the impact of their agriculture...read more
Brief
Oct 13, 2014
This report presents the findings of the Mozambique Feed the Future Population-Based Survey (PBS) and secondary sources that serve as the baseline for the United States Government’s Feed the Future initiative in Mozambique. Led by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Feed the Future seeks to...read more
Sep 24, 2014
The global population is expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050, of which, 14% are youth aged between 15 – 24 years. While the world’s youth population is will grow significantly, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for youth, especially those living in developing countries’ economically stagnant rural areas...read more
Sep 3, 2014
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In April 2014, at the invitation of USAID/Malawi, a MEAS team conducted an assessment of agricultural extension, nutrition education, and integrated agriculture-nutrition programs and systems in Malawi.  An overarching purpose of the assessment is to investigate these programs and systems across public,...read more
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Aug 18, 2014

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