The goal of the Agriculture and Food Security program is to support innovation for more efficient and sustainable agricultural production to enhance food security, incomes, and nutrition that benefit small-scale farmers (particularly women).
- Focus on new or underutilized crops, fruits, and vegetables, and high-value animal products to boost both incomes and nutrition.
- Support projects with high potential for transferability and adoption with the active participation of the private sector or social entrepreneurship organizations.
- Contribute to the development of improved market access and agricultural value chains for smallholders.
- Support programming on financial services, small-scale mechanization, reduction of post-harvest losses, and youth employment in the agricultural sector.
Research helps improve food security and nutrition (PDF, 2.5MB)