Presentation: USAID Agricultural Research Portfolio

The global challenge is addressing and finding a proactive solution versus a retroactive approach for global trends.  About 870 million people suffer from chronic hunger. Over 3.5 million children die from undernutrition each year.  The world's population will increase to more than 9 billion by 2050.  In order to meet future consumption, food production will have to increase by 60 % to feed the world.  However, climate, production constraints, and improving farming techniques are holding global productions from meeting demands.

This presentation is based on AMA Innovation Lab projects for the Collaborative Research Council Meeting. This meeting provided an opportunity for USAID staff members and mission staff from USAID/Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Mozambique to join their agricultural research and development partners to discuss existing programs and future directions for advancing efforts along the research to development continuum.

This presentation was presented by Saharah Chapotin from USAID and took place in Morogoro, Tanzania on March 4, 2013.