Tag - Food Security

Hall in Western Kenya

Leveraging Blockchain to Transform the African Indigenous Vegetable (AIV) Value Chain in Western Kenya

"Now, I finish my work at 10 am instead of 3pm. … I can use my time to work on other crops, to be [a] better mother and serve the community," explained a local farmer who is a participant in the USAID LASER PULSE project focused on exploring how blockchain technology could improve food security...

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LASER PULSE East Africa Award Undertakes Co-design Approach Toward Partnership

In the Exploring Blockchain Technology to Improve Food Security Through African Indigenous Vegetables project in Western Kenya, we have prioritized a co-design process between the research  and research translation partners from the proposal development stage. Egerton University (research), Virginia Tech (research), and AgUnity (research translation) each bring their own, yet complementary, expertise to the project....

Strengthening Nutrition Research in Laos

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A four-year project will seek to alleviate malnutrition in the Lao People's Democratic Republic by helping to strengthen its research capabilities. The project is being supported by USAID's (the United States Agency for International Development) Long-Term Assistance and Services for Research (LASER) Partners for University Led Solutions Engine (PULSE) consortium. The initiative will...