Food Security

Legume Innovation Lab Director Irvin Widders Honored with 2015 Ralph Smuckler Award

The Legume Innovation Lab Director Irvin Widders has been named the recipient of the 2015 Ralph Smuckler Award for Advancing International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University (MSU). Widders’s commitment to helping smallholder farmers (many of whom are women) […]

Sorghum and Millet Innovation Lab Announces
Selected Projects

Project funding through the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet has been announced. The projects will contribute to improving food security, household resilience and private sector growth in Ethiopia, Senegal and Niger through the […]

U.S. University Student Engagement: BIFAD Public Meeting

The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD)’s public meeting on Jan. 30 in Washington, DC highlighted U.S. university student engagement including the Feed the Future Innovation Labs’ for Collaborative Research more than 30 years of experience and impact […]

Virginia Tech organizes symposium on capacity building for agricultural training and education in developing countries under the InnovATE project

Virginia Tech organized a Symposium on Capacity Building for Agricultural Training and Education in Developing Countries on September 18-20, 2013 in Fairfax, VA under its InnovATE project. InnovATE’s objective is to identify and disseminate strategies for building “effective and financially […]

The Global Center for Food Systems Innovation Holds First Symposium on Food Systems Innovation

The Global Center for Food Systems Innovation (GCFSI) Development Lab is one of the eight new members of USAID’s Higher Education Solutions Network. It is led by Michigan State University. The multidisciplinary activity will engage academics to research emerging mega-trends […]

Innovation Labs and Partners visit Feed the Future
Ghana projects

Following the Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research partner’s workshop, a group of participants traveled north from Accra to Tamale to see firsthand how both research and development projects are addressing the issues driving the Feed the Future […]

Reducing the Vulnerability of Kenya’s Pastoralists to Drought with Livestock Insurance

In the arid and semi-arid lands of northern Kenya, pastoralists’ livelihoods depend on the health of their herds. In anticipation of drought, households often avoid potentially high-return activities for safer strategies, keeping them poorer than they need to be. When […]

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 […]