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Thriving and Learning Amidst Adversity in Ukraine

Viktoriia Gultai | Crispin R Mbamba | Marie-Claire Tuzeneu
August 11, 2023
5 Minute Read
One of our projects in Ukraine is leveraging learning to adapt to a rapidly changing environment, demonstrating the possibility of harnessing knowledge sharing and conflict sensitivity analysis to achieve project results even during war.
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Enabling Net Zero Markets: Greening Public Financial Management

Daniel Kim
December 20, 2022
< 1 Minute Read
A nation’s ability to mobilize resources to combat and cope with climate change is primarily constrained by its resources and financial capacity, which vary dramatically across developing contexts.
A hand brushing past wheat in a field.

The War in Ukraine and the Future of Global Food Security

Garron Hansen | Tetyana Dudka
November 22, 2022
2 Minute Read
What bold choices and scalable changes can we make to potentially meet the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 2: End Hunger? Today’s lessons from Ukraine and worldwide shed light on our global dual reality: There is hope — and the stakes have never been higher.
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How 58 Policies Are Helping Guide Ecological Restoration in Brazil

Corey Quinlan Taylor
December 29, 2021
4 Minute Read
A review of 58 Brazilian national and state environmental policies charts a new path for the restoration of natural areas in the Matopiba region of the Cerrado biome, known as Brazil’s new agricultural frontier.
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3 Questions with Cynthia Steen on Transforming Moldova’s Agriculture Sector

Cynthia Steen
May 21, 2019
5 Minute Read
In Moldova, agricultural producers are diversifying their markets, while brokering new relationships and harnessing innovative technologies. Cynthia Steen discusses challenges and successes in this venture.
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4 Best Practices to Make Agriculture Insurance More Available and Affordable

Peter Nash
May 29, 2018
3 Minute Read
Agriculture insurance is a critical tool to help farmers mitigate risk, but expanding access to it is no small challenge. Expert Peter Nash shares four best practices from Uganda that are in line with a newly released guide from Feed the Future.
A young woman stands in a field

6 Myths About Youth and Land

Michael Brown
March 20, 2018
4 Minute Read
One out of every six people worldwide is a youth. Can we achieve the goal of ending poverty without addressing such a large population’s access to one of the most important productive assets: land?
A farmer in Nigeria stacks freshly cut rice plants prior to threshing.

Thinking and Working Politically to Strengthen Agricultural Market Systems

Sharon Van Pelt | Philip DeCosse
February 13, 2018
< 1 Minute Read
Informal politics can thwart even the most well-designed development project if not properly addressed. Experts Sharon Van Pelt and Philip DeCosse explain why political economy analyses are important to understand agricultural market systems.