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Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation

By building partnerships with private sector companies to help them sell goods and services to smallholders, Partnering for Innovation is changing the landscape for agricultural businesses in emerging markets and empowering the private sector to raise incomes and reduce hunger. We worked with 59 partners in 20 countries, investing more than $43 million in new technologies and services, leveraging nearly $100 million in private sector investment, and selling $99 million worth of products and services to 1.4 million smallholder farmers, enabling them to boost production, raise incomes, and increase food security. Learn more about our partners. Highlights to date:

  • Expanded smallholder farmers’ access to inputs by establishing three retail stores in Mozambique through a partnership with Tecnologia e Consultoria Agro-Pecuaria (TECAP) and selling $3 million in products and services through trained agents in regional hubs.
  • Introduced and sold more than $320,000 worth of biological control products to smallholders in Guatemala, reducing farmers’ reliance on harmful agrochemicals, and allowing them to meet export market requirements through a partnership with Popoyán.
  • Project Duration: 2012-2021
  • Value Chains: n/a
  • Regions: Worldwide

Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security

The Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security (EEFS) project is USAID’s premier global technical assistance provider helping shape enabling environment strategies in support of the U.S. Government’s Global Food Security Strategy.

Working closely with USAID/Washington and Missions, the project delivers short- to long-term technical and analytical support to address legal, regulatory, and market constraints to food security. A robust knowledge management strategy expands the evidence base and promotes the exchange of good enabling environment reform practices.

For a full list of EEFS resources, please see our Agrilinks activity page. To see a recent example of the project’s technical work, please see our analytical guidance document on animal source food market system success.

For more information about any of the resources or how to work with us, please contact Adam Keatts (Chief of Party) at

  • Project Duration: 2015-2020
  • Value Chains: n/a
  • Regions: Worldwide

USAID-BEST had the sole mandate of providing objective and independent technical research on food assistance and agricultural markets to USAID’s Office of Food for Peace. USAID-BEST conducted research studies on agricultural markets and food assistance programs globally, and provided USAID with recommendations to inform the design of food security programs. The project produced more than six years’ worth of literature on food assistance and markets, which is now housed within USAID. USAID-BEST completed a total of 44 studies in 27 countries over the life of the project, conducting field research in the following countries: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Côte d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
USAID-EAT supported the US government's global efforts to create conditions for agricultural sector growth and productivity. The project was based on substantial academic and field experience that suggests a sound legal, regulatory, and institutional environment is necessary for growth in the agricultural sector. USAID-EAT offered a suite of customizable analytical products for identifying, diagnosing, and addressing the policy and regulatory constraints to agricultural growth.

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