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  • Ruth Ann Church 12/11/2017

    Red Cherries and Farmers Who Do it Right

    With coffee price increases, some farmers might be tempted to pick under-ripe fruits to deliver more fruits. This behavior prejudices farmers who bring only the perfect pick. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy, the Africa Great Lakes Coffee Support Program (AGLC) offered support to the National Agricultural Export and Development Board (NAEB) in the form of data and research to help change policies and prevent this kind of “cheating,” at the expense of farmers who do it right.

  • Kimsey Savadogo 12/11/2017

    Empowering an Agricultural Policy Research System: The Case of the Network of Local Centers ....

    Senegal has several excellent agricultural research institutions to inform and support policy. But these institutions have worked in isolation for decades, with little coordination and collaborations. The Feed the Future Senegal Agriculture Policy Project (PAPA) has transformed the way research to inform policy is done by creating the Local Analysis Network that regroups Senegal’s centers of expertise. This is the first analysis network in the sub region and, as defined in the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS), it is a new tool and concept central to support evidence-based policy making.

  • Oyinkansola Tasie, Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, and Elisabeth Paymal 12/10/2017

    From Data Collection to Policy Implementation

    To better understand how to maximize the potential of a cash crop such as rice, and to prioritize policy actions, data have been collected by the government agencies in Nigeria, but sound analysis of this data at the State level to guide policies has been lacking. In response to this capacity building need at local government level, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy (FSP), Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, has designed and offered a series of training workshops for state government staff. These resulted in the publication and dissemination of policy notes to inform the government and executive policy makers.

  • AGLC team 12/08/2017

    Coffee Means Cash

    Coffee plays a central role for 355,000 rural households in Rwanda, and the cherry price can mean the difference between an unbreakable cycle of rural poverty and a country with thriving communities across all of its districts, not just the urban areas. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy’s Africa Great Lakes Coffee Support Program (AGLC) provided NAEB with findings that established the cost of production of coffee to farmers. These results served as a basis for a substantial adjustment in the national coffee floor price.

  • Kyan Htoo and Khaing Wah Soe, December 2017 12/08/2017

    “Freedom of Crop Choice” Brings Prosperity to Myanmar’s Farmers

    Until recently, the government of Myanmar, previously named Burma, forced all farmers with designated paddy land to grow rice on these plots. The goal was to ensure national self-sufficiency in rice production. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy (FSP) in Myanmar has advocated for relaxing these restrictions, to allow farmers the freedom to farm whichever crops they prefer. The government was responsive to these messages, and lifted restrictions on the choice of field crops that could be grown on paddy land. Already, after only a couple of years, the change in crop management has allowed farmers to generate much more income from crops such as beans.

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