Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy, whose focus is helping USAID-supported countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to fight hunger, reduce poverty and improve nutritional outcomes through better food policy. MSU’s Food Security Group is leading the implementation, partnering with the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C., and the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
Together, the consortium is working 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.