Peanut CRSP

AIARD Honors CRSP Leaders for Public Service in
International Agriculture and Rural Development

Several leaders in the Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP) community were honored by the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) for their significant public service in international agriculture and rural development during the AIARD’s June 2013 annual meeting. […]

CRSP Research Increases Agricultural Productivity

Achieving increases in productivity, defined as deriving greater output per unit of input, is a central feature of USAID-funded agricultural programs and particularly the work of the Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs). Productivity gains can come from improvement in breeding, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]