Growth in the agriculture sector has been found, on average, to be at least twice as effective in reducing poverty as growth in other sectors. Our market-based approach to agriculture identifies buyers first, and then works backward to set up strong, inclusive value chains. We focus on income generation and employment opportunities for disadvantaged groups, including women and youth.
Among our food security projects, we are currently helping to implement USAID's Feed the Future Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative. By evaluating current USAID programs in Feed the Future focus countries and designing evidence based programs based on research and evaluation, we ensure that future USAID programs include more marginalized segments of society and more effectively increase worldwide agricultural incomes.
Our experience and expertise includes:
We are facilitating trade of agricultural produce in Ethiopia to help reduce poverty and hunger
The Crown Agents-led Policy and Regulatory Support for Economic Growth in Guatemala project improved policies, procedures and regulations in food security, rural development, trade, and environment throughout the country.
We synthesized decades of knowledge and learning on agricultural research systems, and their impact on agricultural growth to create a state-of the art tool to guide USAID investments in the sector.