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Food Security

Food insecurity is often rooted in poverty and has long-term impacts on the ability of families, communities, and countries to develop. Prolonged undernourishment stunts growth, slows cognitive development, and increases susceptibility to illness. Food security means having, at all times, both physical and economic access to sufficient food to meet dietary needs for a productive and healthy life. A family is food secure when its members do not live in hunger or fear of hunger.

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The Intervention Guide for the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) provides guidance to donors and implementers of agricultural market development programs on how to translate into practice the evidence and insights gained from the WEAI survey results. This is the second edition of this...
February 9, 2016 11:24 AM
The USAID/Zambia-funded PROFIT project was a $15 million, five-year (2005–2010) project implemented by Cooperative League of the USA (CLUSA), International Development Enterprises (iDE), and Emerging Markets Group (EMG). The project had three goals (Snodgrass & Woller, 2006): Improve the...
In areas frequently exposed to unpredictable changes in climate, food prices, government policies, conflict, and livestock/crop disease, PRIME seeks to strengthen the systems within which vulnerable households live by facilitating change through local entities and the private sector. PRIME’s...
Child malnutrition is a pervasive problem in sub-Saharan Africa that affects individual and national development. This article examines the impact of participation in village savings and loan (VSL) groups, alone and in combination with a rotating labor scheme called Ajuda Mútua (AM), on household...
May 26, 2015 3:56 PM
The Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project learning agenda incorporates interrelated and mutually informative research topics that respond to the objective of supporting missions and implementers in improving the performance of market systems to generate growth, and to structure that...