Feed The Future Innovation Lab For Food Security Policy

Principal Investigator: Duncan Boughton
Co-Principal Investigators:

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The mission of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy is to help USAID-supported countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to fight hunger, reduce poverty and improve nutritional outcomes through better food policy (view news release on FSP).  The FSP Innovation Lab is funded by a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development as part of the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future (FTF) Initiative.  MSU’s Food Security Group will lead implementation, partnering with the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C., and the University of Pretoria in South Africa.  Additional Feed The Future funding could also be made available for more intensive country-level programs throughout the next five years.

Kenyan child enjoying a glass of milkTogether, the consortium will work with governments, researchers and private sector stakeholders in as many as 19 Feed The Future focus countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to increase agricultural productivity, improve dietary diversity and build greater resilience to challenges, like climate change, that affect livelihoods.  The final result sought is higher incomes for farmers, higher quality diets at lower cost for consumers, and greater stability in food markets.

MSU’s Food Security Group is composed primarily of faculty members in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, but draws collaborators from several other departments within and outside the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. FSG activities focus on issues of food security, food policy and general agricultural development, primarily in Africa and Asia. 

Implementation: Sept. 2013 - Aug. 2018.

Learn more about AFRE’s Food Security Group - FSG


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