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3 Questions with Cynthia Steen on Transforming Moldova’s Agriculture Sector

Cynthia Steen
May 21, 2019
4 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.
Garron Hansen

News: Chemonics Welcomes New Agriculture and Food Security Practice Director


March 21, 2019
2 Minute Read
Garron Hansen will lead Chemonics’ efforts to facilitate inclusive market system development while improving nutrition outcomes and climate-smart agriculture practices.
A village agent tests the quality of a farmer's harvest.

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.

Giving a Voice to the Little Guy: Advocacy in Agriculture

Molly Tutt
May 16, 2017
3 Minute Read
Smallholder farmers produce about 80 percent of food in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Don't they deserve a voice in policy development?