Topics and Theme Months

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Learn about recent work on key topics in agricultural development and food security. At the bottom of this page, find recent Theme Month Collections curated by thought leaders in international development.

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Markets and Trade
Markets and Trade

Policies and practices that support inclusive market systems, agricultural production, services and trade are fundamental to economic development and poverty reduction.

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Climate and Natural Resources
Climate and Natural Resources

As populations grow and pressure on natural systems increases, sustainable use and management of resources is essential to supporting global populations and the planet.

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Nutrition
Nutrition

Agriculture, nutrition and health are intricately linked. Investments in agriculture lead to better nutrition for families, improve health and well-being, and boost food security.

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Agricultural Productivity
Agricultural Productivity

By 2050, the global population is projected to reach 9.7 billion. Farmers, already challenged to produce more food, need new tools and technologies to keep pace.

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Gender
Gender

Fully integrating gender into development programs is proven to improve lives, livelihoods and development outcomes.

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Policy and Governance
Policy and Governance

Strengthening the ability of local and national governments to understand complex challenges, collaborate, and use data for decision making leads to policies that are good for individuals and communities.

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Opportunities
Opportunities

Find information on grants, calls for papers, career opportunities, requests for proposals, and more.

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Education and Extension
Education and Extension

Individuals participate more fully in the development process when they have the skills and knowledge they need to share and learn. Institutions and training are key to their success.

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Resilience
Resilience

Tools to anticipate and prepare for market shocks, health crises, political instability and weather extremes gives vulnerable people ways to manage risks and rebound more quickly.

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Food Safety
Food Safety

Food safety is not only a public health issue; it is also a market development and trade issue for developed and developing countries alike.

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Water
Water

Safe, sustainable water sources support productive agriculture and health communities.

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Food Loss and Waste
Food Loss and Waste

Up to 40% of food is lost or wasted in the farm-to-consumer supply chain. Addressing this waste can result in healthier people and a healthier planet.

Theme Month Collections

Each month, Agrilinks invites an expert to curate information about an important area in agricultural development and food security.

January 2024

Water Theme Month 2024

Water security is a clear and critical threat to agriculture. Water management can be the key to production success or...

December 2023

Artificial Intelligence and Agriculture Theme Month 2023

Why it is important for practitioners to be thinking about the potential opportunities and risks of AI in the agriculture...

November 2023

Policy Theme Month 2023

Over the course of this month, we’ll focus on several themes: policy concepts, institutional architecture and mutual accountability, trade and...

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