All External Events

July 17, 2013
How does technology get from the lab to the field? How can researchers successfully link to commercial partners? What are the common barriers and what are the successful strategies? Join the Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation program on Wednesday, July 17, to learn about ways research organizations and businesses can join forces to improve outcomes for smallholder farmers. Follow and tweet using the hashtag #Lab2Field.
July 16, 2013
Join Agrilinks on July 16 for an #AskAg Twitter Chat on Smallholder Access to Improved Technology, featuring experts from the Kenya Feed the Future Innovation Engine, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, and USAID Development Innovation Ventures, to discuss how we can increase smallholder access to improved technology.
July 15 - 20, 2013
The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) is collaborating with the Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) to organize the 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week, a continental gathering of all stakeholders in Africa Agriculture to create an open space for networking and exchanging information and knowledge on agricultural innovations and on topical issues with a bearing on agricu
July 9, 2013
The Center for Global Development will host USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah for a discussion of the U.S. partnership with Africa. Shah will talk about the Obama administration’s new commitments and USAID’s role in doubling electric power in Africa, working with young African leaders, boosting food security and global health, and attracting trade and investment to the continent.
July 2, 2013
Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation recently launched its second request for expressions of interest. The window for submissions is open June 15 to July 31, 2013. This webinar will answer your questions on the expressions of interest. You can submit questions during the webinar, or if you would like to send them in advance, please email us at innovation@fintrac.com. Follow the link to register.
June 20, 2013
This seminar will feature Thomas Jayne of Michigan State University, David Atwood of USAID’s Bureau for Food Security, and Jerome Wolgin of USAID’s Bureau for Africa in a discussion moderated by Jeanne Downing of USAID’s Office of Microenterprise and Private Enterprise Promotion. The panelists will address the big question: what will it take to transform African agriculture?
June 19, 2013
This year marks the 27th anniversary of the World Food Prize, which recognizes individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver the keynote address at the 2013 World Food Prize Laureate Announcement Ceremony. World Food Prize Foundation President and former U.S.
June 18 - 19, 2013
You are invited to join USAID’s Bureau for Food Security for a facilitated discussion on research priorities in sustainable intensification. This e-forum will bring together agricultural research and development professionals to examine the capacity of U.S. Title XII universities in sustainable intensification research, with a view towards long-term sustainability of crop, livestock, and aquaculture production in the key production systems in Feed the Future focus countries.
June 18, 2013
This day-long event will focus on a key priority in the U.S. Government’s international development and investment strategy: the integration of agriculture and nutrition strategies and activities. Key concepts and outcomes from the three Regional AgN-GLEE workshops conducted in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean will also be shared. Interested organizations are welcome to select no more than two employees to participate in person. Register on Agrilinks.org no later than June 11.
June 12, 2013
On June 12, USAID will hold a public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA). Chaired by Jack Leslie, who is also chairman of Weber Shandwick, ACVFA is made up of 22 private citizens who represent the diverse views of USAID's key stakeholders -- private and voluntary organizations, cooperatives, foundations, private firms, professional societies, and universities. This meeting will focus on the U.S.
June 4, 2013
USAID Guatemala is actively supporting the coordination of development initiatives under Feed the Future, bringing agriculture and nutrition partners together through the newly created Western Highlands Integrated Program (WHIP). Strategy development, procurement principles and close partner collaboration are leading principles and actions in the implementation of the program. Join this webinar for a presentation of USAID Guatemala’s "integration lab" and share your thoughts.
June 4 - 5, 2013
Join USAID’s Bureau for Food Security for a facilitated discussion on research priorities in integrated pest management (IPM). This e-forum will bring together agricultural research and development professionals to examine the capacity of U.S. Title XII universities in IPM research, with a view towards long-term sustainability and impact in Feed the Future focus countries.
May 29, 2013
Presented by Peace Corps and the UC Davis Horticulture and BASIS collaborative research support programs. Come hear about cutting-edge research and participate in the discussion. Immediately following the presentation, Peace Corps will host a reception with campus groups and local non-profit organizations that are working towards a more sustainable future. Come learn how you can be involved in global food security.
May 29, 2013
This seminar will emphasize the tremendous importance of horticulture to the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative with an in-depth focus on gender, nutrition, and income generation. The seminar leaders will also discuss how to better link horticultural projects focused on research with those focused on implementation.
May 29, 2013
On Wednesday, May 29, two new Leaping and Learning reports will be launched. First, “Leaping and Learning: Linking Smallholders to Markets in Africa” written in conjunction with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), is a comprehensive review of the existing literature on smallholder-centred market-based interventions.

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