For smallholder farmers, there's no problem more challenging than access to post-harvest storage. If improperly stored, the grain can become contaminated and cause health problems. Now, a more farmer-friendly moisture meter is helping farmers determine whether their grain is ready to be stored.
In his local Ghanaian community, where many children suffer from malnutrition, Peace Corp Volunteer Joe Stein, known locally as the 'Moringa Man,’ has focused most of his service on moringa tree cultivation, helping to provide healthier futures for Ghanaian children.
Soybean has been the fastest growing land crop for the last 15 years, but farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa haven’t yet tapped into the soybean revolution. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Soybean Value Chain Research is testing soybean varieties across several countries across the region to connect these farmers to a thriving market.
In many developing countries, more than half of all produce is wasted due to lack of affordable and effective cooling technologies. A farmer from upstate New York is trying to change that with the CoolBot, a small device with big potential to change the way farmers store food.
Across much of Africa, an alliance between Feed the Future and private sector partners is changing the food processing industry for the better, benefiting more food processors, more consumers, and more farmers.
Mozambican cashew farmers, once leaders in the global cashew market, found themselves falling behind after the country's civil war. Now, they're finding their way back to prosperity after an effort to revitalize the value of Mozambican cashews.