Synthesis of Evaluations Related to the Feed the Future Learning Agenda

Nearly 200 performance and impact evaluations of Feed the Future programs were reviewed using the lens of the Feed the Future Learning Agenda to produce this report. Six themes and corresponding questions were addressed in the areas of agricultural productivity; improved research and development; expanded markets, value chains, and increased investment; improved nutrition and dietary quality; improved gender integration and women’s empowerment; and improved resilience of vulnerable populations. The purpose of this synthesis is to reveal trends, rather than serve as a final analysis, an attempt to comprehensively answer the Learning Agenda questions, or guidance to promote specific development approaches.

Feed the Future Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development Project, March 2016