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On the outskirts of Lake Victoria, women typically engage in fish trading and processing. A Purdue University-led AquaFish project is using SMS technology to increase women's participation in the tilapia value chain.

AquaFish Strengthens Fish Value Chains for Men and Women Fish Farmers

Declines in the wild fish catches in Kenya’s Lake Victoria have spurred the expansion of fish farming in the region. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Aquaculture and Fisheries (AquaFish) expanded work conducted under the former […]

globalnutrition

Nutrition CRSP Goes to London

How does a program measure the impacts of complex multi-sector agriculture, nutrition, and health (ANH) programs? How can researchers capture the why and how of a program’s successes and failures? On June 21 and 22, 2012, the Nutrition Collaborative Research […]

What looks like a painter’s palette is a way for entomologist Dewi Sartiami (Bogor Agricultural U) to collect insect specimens–in this case, an invasive pest called thrips–from potato plants. Assisting Dewi are Naidu Rayapati (Washington State) and Gandhi Karthikeyan (TNAU).

Feeding more people with healthier crops: Virology symposium hosted by IPM CRSP in India

A symposium organized by the Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP) in India brings together experts in plant virus diseases to help farmers grow healthier crops. Almost one-third of the world’s population lives in tropical Asia, with […]

Agricultural professionals learn to diagnose Phytophthora.

New Network of Plant Pathologists Prevents Disease Spread

Phytophthora, Greek for plant‐destroyer, is a ubiquitous plant pathogen that robs the world’s farmers of billions of dollars each year. This soil‐inhabiting pathogen, more closely related to brown algae than true fungi, travels the dank, dirty corners of Earth’s underbelly […]

Washington, DC

A Conversation with Congressional Staff about CRSP Contributions to Food Security

On June 5, four of the ten CRSP Directors held an information session with staff representing members participating in both House and Senate Agriculture Committees at the Rayburn House Office Building. The focus of the conversation was on the CRSP contributions to food […]

Bags of Peanuts

Peanut CRSP and Meds & Food for Kids Team Up to Support Haitian Peanut Farmers

  In Haiti, local peanut farmers have started supplying peanuts for the manufacture of ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTFs), which are nutrition-dense and contribute to reversing childhood malnutrition and supporting HIV-infected individuals.  Farmers are able to meet demand because they have […]

The Pulse CRSP meeting highlighted many of the CRSP's research advances that are aligned with FTF strategies.

Transforming Grain-Legume Systems to Enhance Nutrition and Livelihoods

In February 2012, the Dry Grain Pulses (Pulse) CRSP cohosted with the Rwanda Agriculture Board a five day global pulse research meeting attended by approximately 100 grain legume scientists from over 25 countries.  In addition to Pulse CRSP U.S. and […]

Peanut CRSP

Peanut CRSP Connects Health and Agriculture Communities through Mycotoxin Research

Staple food crops, particularly those consumed in regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, are often contaminated with mycotoxins which increase people’s susceptibility to HIV and subsequent infections, lead to certain types of cancer, and children’s malnourishment and stunting. The Peanut CRSP led […]

BASIS CRSP/Kenya

Innovative Solutions for Poverty Reduction

Leading scientists and development practitioners shared evidence and provided recommendations on strengthening rural communities’ economic resilience through social protection programs during the BASIS/AMA CRSP’s event “Building Resilience and Assets for Food Security: Evidence and Implications for Feed the Future (FTF).” […]

Dr. Maria Elisa Christie meets with women in Uganda in a focus group discussion on peanut food preparation techniques. Under Christie's leadership Peanut, SANREM, and IPM CRSPs use a common gender analysis framework.

Reducing the Gender Gaps in Agriculture: The Experiences of IPM, Peanut, and SANREM CRSPs

According to the 2010-2011 State of Food and Agriculture, closing the gender gaps in agriculture has the potential to raise total agricultural output in development countries by between 2.5 and 4 percent and to reduce the number of hungry people […]