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March 5-6, 2019.

Ronald Reagan Building, Meridian DE, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004.

(See the building map to locate Meridian suites D and E. Directional signage will be placed at all 7 entrances to the building, as well as major intersections within the building. Please note that the Meridian Suite is on the Concourse Level of the building. The only entrance on the Concourse level is from the Federal Triangle Metro Stop; the rest of the entrances are on the Ground Level. Please allow at least 10 minutes to clear security to enter the Ronald Reagan Building.)

Invited participants

  • All interested USAID staff who want to dig into evidence and engage in dialogue on these issues, including from BFS, E3, FFP, regional bureaus, Global Health and other USAID operating units
  • FSP team members from Michigan State University, IFPRI and the University of Pretoria
  • Representatives from the Rutgers University Policy Research Consortium and AfricaLead

About this workshop

For the past five years, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy (FSP) has implemented a robust program on policy research and capacity development to generate policy-relevant evidence and analysis to achieve the objectives of Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS)—i.e., inclusive and sustainable agriculture-led economic growth, strengthened resilience among people and systems, and a well-nourished population, especially women and children. FSP, in partnership with USAID-Bureau for Food Security (BFS) is organizing this multi-day event of insights, conversations, and reflection on the role of evidence in shaping better food security policies, and the importance of strengthening country and regional capacity to identify and address food security problems.

Two days of reflections will focus on the following themes

  • Agricultural and rural transformation: Implications for incomes & employment throughout the agri-food system
  • Agricultural land policies and land use in Africa
  • Understanding food security policy process, institutional architecture, and governance
  • Nutrition and gender sensitive policies in agriculture and rural transformation
  • Capacity development for policy research and influence

1. To reflect on the progress, achievements, & lessons learned from the past five years of implementation of FSP
2. To discuss major food security related research results & policy implications at the global, regional & country level
3. To provide an opportunity for USAID staff to interact with policy researchers on different topics relevant to GFSS

Major Lessons Learned are Summarized in these Reports and Briefs:

Synthesis Report 1. Advancing Research, Policy, and Capacity for Food System Transformation. Synthesis of Achievements from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy. Danielle Resnick, Steve Haggblade, Todd Benson, and Eric Crawford. March 2019

Policy Brief on Synthesis Report 1

Synthesis Report 2. The Changing Face of African Farmland in an Era of Rural Transformation. T. S. Jayne, Milu Muyanga, Ayala Wineman, Hosaena Ghebru,  Caleb Stevens, Mercedes Stickler, Antony Chapoto, Ward Anseeuw, David Nyange, and Divan Van der Westhuisen. September 2019

Policy Brief on Synthesis Report 2

Synthesis Report 3. Rural and Agrifood Systems in Transforming Economies in Africa and Asia. . Milu Muyanga, David Tschirley, Tom Reardon, T.S. Jayne, Ferdi Meyer, Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, and Tracy Davids. Forthcoming

Policy Brief on Synthesis Report 3

Synthesis Report 4. Building Locally Led Agricultural Policy Analysis Capacity:  Lessons from Experience in Developing Countries. T. S. Jayne, Suresh Babu, Duncan Boughton, Sheryl Hendriks, Elizabeth Mkandawire, Ferdi Meyer, John Staatz, Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, Eric Crawford, and Kimsey Savadogo. Forthcoming.

Policy Brief on Synthesis Report 4: forthcoming

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