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Agricultural education and training (AET) institutions will play a strategic role in helping to prepare Africa’s rapidly growing youth populations for productive careers in agriculture and related agri-businesses. The purpose of this paper is to examine the magnitude of skills and youth employment needs emanating more
Feb 10, 2016
At the end of FY2015, the Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab completed its third year of its current five-year program. All research projects are progressing towards the objectives, and in some cases, important results have already been achieved. Read through the annual report for 2015 here to learn more
Feb 2, 2016
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy recently released its annual report covering research and activities progress over the past year. The overall goal of the FSP program is to promote inclusive agricultural productivity growth, improved nutritional outcomes, and enhanced more
Jan 29, 2016
An enabling environment for the business of agriculture is critical to respond to evolving market trends. It includes macroeconomic and sector-specific laws, policies, regulations, support services, information structures and labor force preparedness. It sets the stage for more
Jan 29, 2016
Constraints to improving fruit and vegetable production in Guinea, at both household and commercial levels, is the subject of the Horticulture Innovation Lab's "Rapid Assessment of the Horticulture Sector in Guinea."The assessment examines horticultural production in relation to household economies, gender, more
Guidance Document, Publication
Jan 20, 2016
On December 14, 2015, the USAID Bureau for Food Security's Environmental Officer, Bill Thomas, presented a training webinar on Environmental Compliance, specifically oriented towards BFS research programs, including the Feed the Future Innovation Labs. This presentation covered the following topics: more
Training Material
Jan 19, 2016
Investment in entrepreneurship has the potential to significantly grow African economies and increase food security. Middle-level tertiary education programs are perfect entrepreneur incubators. These institutions (also referred to as monotechnics, polytechnic colleges, further education colleges, more
Jan 19, 2016
With funding provided by an associate award from USAID’s Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Horticulture Innovation Lab conducted an assessment of major constraints to continued growth of the horticultural sector in Central America and increased involvement of smallholder growers, based on Honduras more
Publication, Guidance Document
Jan 14, 2016
Executive Summary Various methods are used to provide extension workers and farmers with agricultural information. Printed materials remain a major source of information, despite digitalization of information networks, but few studies have looked at their effectiveness. The present work characterizes and more
Case Study
Jan 11, 2016
MEAS (Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services – a USAID funded project) conducted a scoping mission to examine the pluralistic extension system in Liberia and to develop recommendations for strengthening this extension system.  The assessment work in the field occurred from March 6-18, 2011 and included more
Jan 7, 2016