Global Hunger and Food Security Research Strategy: Climate Resilience, Nutrition, and Policy

October 08, 2012 07:41 PM EST By: Jennifer Rocha

USAID Deadline: December 21, 2012

The Feed the Future Research Strategy emphasizes a new paradigm of sustainable intensification to catalyze agriculture-led economic growth. It focuses on environmentally sustainable productivity gains through ‘research for development’ activities that are purpose-driven and impact-oriented, and that operate in close coordination with deployment of research outputs through extension, education, evaluation and feedback at the individual country level. This includes the integration of natural science and social science research, such as policy analysis, to increase impacts for developing world farmers. This RFA focuses on climate resilience, nutrition, and policy objectives under the Research Strategy, and welcomes applications in the following specific Program Areas: Program Area No. Program Area 1 High-Yielding, Climate-Resilient Legumes (two distinct opportunities: soy and other legumes) 2 High-Yielding, Climate-Resilient Cereals 3 Increased Livestock Productivity through Climate Resilience and Disease Resistance (two distinct opportunities: vaccine development and breeding/genomics approaches) 4 Small-Scale Irrigation Technologies and Agricultural Water Management Practices 5 Reduced Post-Harvest Losses and Food Waste 6 Food Security Policy.

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