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Food Security

Vulnerability Assessment Methodologies: A Review of the Literature (2nd Edition)

Thu, May 4, 2017
This literature review provides an overview of the tools and methods used to measure vulnerability, as pertains to development interventions focused on economic strengthening, at the population level as well as the household and individual level.

Increasing Access to Financial Services and Markets to Improve Agriculture and Food Security in Africa

Mon, June 8, 2015
Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) and ADRA International will discuss ongoing activities of the Zimbabwe “Amalima Project” and Democratic Republic of Congo “Jenga II Project” on June 11, 2015.

12th University Meets Microfinance Workshop

Thu, June 4, 2015
The theme of this workshop is "Enhancing food security and resilience to climate change: what role for microfinance?"

LEO Learning Day: Year 2

Fri, May 22, 2015
The 2015 LEO Learning Event brought together the leaders of LEO’s various research strands to take stock of what has been learned to date under LEO.

Applying A Market Systems Lens to Technology Scale Up: A Brief Literature Review

Wed, April 15, 2015
This literature review generatse insights into how to use market systems development to improve the scaling up of technologies for the benefit of food security and poverty reduction.

Monitoring Systemic Change and Early Change in Inclusive Market Systems Facilitation

Fri, February 13, 2015
How do you define early change and systemic change in your activities? Let us know by submitting your story.

Market Facilitation Peer-Learning Event Materials

Thu, January 22, 2015
In close collaboration with USAID's Bureau for Food Security, the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project organizes Market Facilitation Peer-Learning Events aimed at sharing learning and experiences among Implementation Partners (IPs).

Saving for a (not so) Rainy Day: A Randomized Evaluation of Savings Groups in Mali

Wed, January 14, 2015
This paper examines an alternative approach, one that infuses no external capital and introduces no change to formal contracts: an improved "technology" for managing informal, collaborative village-based savings groups.

From Smallholders to Shareholders: Optimizing Private Sector Engagement for Smallholder Impact

Thu, October 9, 2014
How can the private sector access this vast smallholder market to improve both livelihoods and global food security? This question was explored in this seminar and featured a new report.

Smallholders in Value Chains: Evidence on Scale, Productivity, and Benefits (Event Resources)

Wed, March 26, 2014
Please join Elizabeth Dunn, research economist and President of Impact LLC, for a discussion on smallholders and inclusive growth in agricultural market systems.

Graduating from Food Aid and Productive Safety Nets in Ethiopia

Fri, August 23, 2013
The Productive Safety Net Program Plus is utilizing a Graduation Pathway Model to help chronically food deficient households in Ethiopia to become food sufficient, and then ultimately to become both food sufficient and resilient.