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Fact Sheet- FOOD SECURITY II
COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT OVERVIEW

FOOD SECURITY II COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT

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U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT and MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

TIME PERIOD: OCTOBER 1992 - SEPTEMBER 2002(1)

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1. Cooperating Institutions and Funding Sources

AID/Global Bureau, Economic Growth Center, Office of Agriculture and Food Security
AID/Africa Bureau, Office of Sustainable Development, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Enterprise Division
AID/Africa Bureau, Office for West Africa, Sahel Regional Program
USAID Field Missions and Host Country Institutions
Department of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University

2. MSU Faculty and Staff Involved

Duncan Boughton, Nango Dembele, Cynthia Donovan, Eric Crawford, Julie Howard, Thomas Jayne, Valerie Kelly, Steven Longabaugh, Scott Loveridge, Jan Low, Jan Nijhoff, A. Allan Schmid, John Staatz, James Tefft, David Tschirley, Michael T. Weber, Mbaye Yade, Takashi Yamano, Margaret Beaver, Patricia Johannes, Josie Keel, Rosie Kelly, Janet Munn, Jean Schueller, and Christopher Wolf

3. MSU Graduate Assistants Involved

Thomas Awuor, Rui Benfica, Oumou Camara, Anthony Chapoto, Eric Knepper, Melody McNeil, Asfaw Negassa, David Neven, Kofi Nouve, Gerald Nyambane, William Shields, and Maria Wanzala

4. Overview of the Cooperative Agreement

Goal: To increase food security in developing countries as part of broad-based, market-orientated, sustainable economic growth. Sub-Goal: To ensure adoption by public and private sector decision makers (including A.I.D. and other donor agencies) of effective policies, programs and management processes that promote food security, based on project-generated research and analyses. Purpose: To strengthen the capacity of participating countries and USAIDs to analyze food security issues and to formulate policies, institutional reforms, investment plans and management processes that promote food security. To achieve these objectives, FS II will engage in the following activities:

Applied research on policy-relevant food security issues, including household-level data collection and analysis, country-specific studies and cross-country syntheses of research findings.
Policy dialogue, networking, and dissemination via meetings, interim reports, workshops and publications to assist USAIDs and participating host governments to identify food security issues, design food security research activities and/or demonstrate policy and program applications of the project's research findings.
Capacity-building through on-the-job training of researchers and analysts within host countries and selective funding of host country graduate degree research.

5. Applied Research-Overall Focus: Ensuring Household Access to Increased Food Supplies

Priority Research Themes: 1) Improving Access to Food by Vulnerable Groups; 2) Macro and Sectoral Policies and Complementary Actions to Promote Food Security Through Broad-Based Income Growth; and 3) Designing More Cost-Effective Food Systems and Related Institutions
Cross-Cutting Themes: 1) Farm and Non-Farm Sources of Income to Promote Food Security; and 2) Food Security and Natural Resource Management

6. Operationalizing the Applied Research: Countries/Topics Covered

Current FS II Activities

Mali Market Information (PASIDMA)
Mali Nutrition Linkage Project
Mozambique Research and Policy Dialogue Project
Rwanda Food Security
Sahel Regional Program
Zambia Food Security
Agricultural Transformation Workshops
Africa Bureau-Office of Sustainable Development-Cross Cutting Food System Productivity and Household Income Topics
Kenya Agricultural Monitoring and Policy Analysis Project

Prior FS II Activities

Mali Maize Subsector Study Agricultural Productivity Studies
Mali Market Information Study-SIM Food Access Synthesis Studies
Mozambique Study Strategic Planning Studies
Rwanda Study Technology Assessment Studies
Sahel Regional Program Agricultural Transformation-Abidjan
Ethiopia Food Security Project

1. Version of Fact Sheet:October 2001