68 Photos - May 14, 2015
Photo: TOPS/Food for the Hungry

This role play of family decision-making regarding feeding baby was one participatory activity tested recently in a field staff training in Coban, Guatemala. The workshop was part of a pilot project led by Food for the Hungry in Guatemala, with assistance from the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute and support from TOPS.Photo: Submitted by World Vision

Participants of a rural micro credit system that allows village farmers to acquire a loan by putting their non-perishable farm produce in a storage facility managed by a Micro Finance Institution (MFI). This "Warrantage" program was promoted by Livelihoods And Health Interventions in Action (LAHIA), a 5-year integrated USAID/Food for Peace project in Niger implemented by Save the Children in partnership with World Vision.Photo: Submitted by TOPS

Plenary panelists Ange Tingbo, Chief of Party, Nobo Jibon; Marie Cadrin, Chief of Party, PROSHAR; and Monzu Morshed, Deputy Chief of Party, SHOUHARDO II at the Asia Regional Knowledge Sharing Meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh.Photo: Photo by Sumon Yusuf

This photo of Afghan school girls taken in Kabul won 1st Place/Best of Show in the 10th Annual Photoshare Photo Contest.Photo: Submitted by Save the Children

Abadit, 45, received a dairy cow to improve her income in Tigray region, Ethiopia, as part of Save the Children's Food Security program.Photo: Submitted by Save the Children

Participants enjoying the workshop "Learning throughout the Project Cycle: Guided Reflection at Start-up" in Blantyre, Malawi in December 2014. Attendees included staff from the new FFP-funded NJIRA and UBALE programs, in addition to staff from other USAID/ Malawi projects.Photo: Submitted by Siera Vercillo

Showing off progress on a garden through the Agriculture As A Business program under the SATISFY project with World Vision Sierra Leone.Photo: Submitted by World Vision

Recent distribution from the USAID-funded ENSURE (Enhancing Nutrition and Stepping Up Resilience) program in Zimbabwe. The photo was taken in Changazi Clinic (food distribution point) by Nomusa Munoangira, who was then the Food Monitor with World Vision for ENSURE.Photo: Submitted by Food for the Hungry

Above-ground organic composting pile from a Conservation Agriculture Workshop in South Kivu, DRC.Photo: Submitted by CARE Bangladesh

Strengthening Household Ability to Respond to Development Opportunities, SHOUHARDO II Program. Photograph by Asafuzzaman Captain.Photo: Submitted by Save the Children

"Goat in Guate" - Taken in the Western Highlands of Guatemala during the PROMASA II program, in which goat rearing was promoted for the production of milk, and waste from the goats was used for agriculture.Photo: Submitted by S.A. Siddick, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation

Sweet potato cultivars in Kollihills, Tamilnadu, India as part of the APM (Alleviating Poverty and Malnutrition) Project in Agro Biodiversity Hotspots, funded by CIFSRF/IDRC, CanadaPhoto: Submitted by PCI (Project Concern International)

During a Care Group assessment trip to Liberia, Cindy Pfitzenmaier works with a LAUNCH Promoter on the completion of her monthly report using one of her Care Group registersPhoto: ubmitted by Save the Children

Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA), Rep. James McGovern (D-MA), and Dina Esposito, Director of the Office of Food for Peace, celebrating the 60th anniversary of Food for Peace at a cake-cutting ceremony at the TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting.Photo: Submitted by ADRA Madagascar,
Photo by Sitraka Ialijaona

Composting is one of the many techniques that farmers learned in the SALOHI project.

“Trying together is more motivating. We have neighbors to whom we can ask advice in case of forgetting that experiementing at home is no longer a problem.”
- Rasoanatoandro Henriette,
Member of the Ezaka Farmer Field School in Ankafotra-ImitoPhoto: Submitted by Engineers Without Borders Agricultural Extension Services

As a part of the Internal Attachment Program, Damongo Agricultural College students are embedded in the communities in the West Gonja Region of Ghana to identify agricultural problems farmers face. After determining appropriate solutions, students return to their host communities, share their knowledge and practice their extension skills. In this photo a student uses technology to illustrate the identified problem and solution to the community's chief.Photo: Submitted by Save the Children
Photo by Caine Cortellino

A member of the Luziru distribution committee verifies recipient identities during a recent USAID-funded “Food for Work/Assets” commodity distribution in eastern Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC). Food for the Hungry, USAID’s implementing partner for this Multi-year Assistance Program, is providing its field staff and food monitors copies of the TOPS Commodity Management Handbook to support the use of best practices in supply chain management.Photo: Submitted by Save the Children

Irrigation as part of the WALA (Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement) Program in Malawi, led by CRS.Photo: Winner of the Food for Peace Photo Contest

Near Manakara, Madagascar, farmers show off improved farming technologies gleaned through a FFP farmer field school. Submitted by Land O'Lakes. View other winning photos and photo entries below.Photo: Submitted by Save the Children

Refresher training for traditional birth attendants as part of T2FS-DFAP, a USAID/FFP-funded Development Food Assistance Program implemented by Save the Children in the lowlands of Ethiopia.Photo: Submitted by GOAL

Farmers in Makoni District in Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe demonstrating how to make planting basins with hoes and shovels as part of their training in the application of conservation techniques.Photo: Submitted by TOPS

Tim Frankenberger, president of TANGO International, presenting on the USAID Feed the Future FEEDBACK Baseline Results of the Resilience Impact Evaluation of the USAID PRIME Project in Washington, DC on December 2, 2014. View Presentation.Photo: Submitted by JSI, Photo by Alexis Strader

Participants role-playing during the Essential Nutrition Actions Training of Trainers the week of December 8 in Arlington, VA at JSI. The training was organized by CORE Group and funded by a TOPS Microgrant.Photo: Submitted by Food for the Hungry Ethiopia
Ms. Bekelech Lombebo, the widowed mother of four children in the Angecha district of Ethiopia, was a beneficiary of Food for the Hungry’s USAID/OFDA-funded Market-led Livelihood Recovery and Enhancement Program.Photo: Submitted by PCI, Photo by Eric Firnhaber

Small group discussion at the May 7th event on PCI's new TOPS-funded Resource Guide for Building Effective Collaboration and Integrated Programming.Photo: Submitted by CORE Group

A participant at this week's Theory of Change (TOC) Training in Washington, DC works through an exercise leading toward developing a TOC. The training is designed and taught by TANGO International.Photo: Submitted by CPALI

Farmers share beetle kabobs as part of CPALI's insect farming program in Madagascar.Photo: Submitted by CARE

Putting communities, and especially women, at the center of learning and planning for better nutrition has had big results—not just big potatoes. From 2012 - 2013, CARE Madagascar worked on the Disaster Risk Reduction Capacity Building Project in 28 communities with funding from DIPECHO.Photo: Submitted by World Food Programme (WFP), Photo by Ken Davies.

Farmers from the Logo Women’s Group in the Mopti region of Mali tend to one of their land plots devoted to niébé, as part of WFP's Purchase for Progress (P4P) program. Photo: Submitted by CORE Group

Participants discuss and practice facilitation skills at the first of two Participatory Facilitation Techniques workshops this summer. Find workshop resources here.Photo: Photo by Twanna A. Hines/Land O'Lakes International Development

As part of Malawi Food for Progress, Lead Farmers Esther Chikhwakhwa (left) and Elena Kawaye (right) were instrumental in reaching 68,091 farmers via a Training the Trainers approach, becoming well known in their community in the process. Now, that’s fame for which Esther and Elena can be proud!Photo: Photo by Amelia Reese-Masterson/International Medical Corps

An International Medical Corps data collector measures the height of an adolescent girl at her home as part of an assessment of adolescent girl nutritional status and nutrition-related practices and roles in Western Zimbabwe.Photo: Video by the Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic opportunities (ENGINE) Project

ENGINE, USAID’s flagship integrated nutrition program primed by Save the Children International, aims to improve the nutritional status of Ethiopian women and children under five years of age. This music video was produced to influence behavior to bring about changes in diet diversity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8HoDrXy6KwPhoto: Photo by Twanna A. Hines/Land O'Lakes International Development

This woman is one of 68,091 farmers who received training on improved agricultural techniques from local Lead Farmers through Malawi Food for Progress, which takes a market-based, private sector-led approach to revitalizing agriculture.Photo: Photo by Adrienne Todela/CORE Group

A drama group in Itojo, Uganda demonstrates use of a tippy tap during a performance for community members.Photo: Submitted by Save the Children

Mothers are reporting healthier children, like Alidou, above, thanks to the partnership of ACDI/VOCA and Save the Children on the USAID-funded Victory Against Malnutrition (ViM) program in Burkina Faso. Alidou’s mother, Aguirata, notes that her son benefited from the rations received during her pregnancy, exclusive breastfeeding until he was six months old, and the Ready to Use Supplementary Food (RUSF) he receives now that he is just over a year old.Photo: Submitted by Mercy Corps

At the first in a series of two trainings on Resilience Design in Smallholder Farming Systems – Whole Systems Integration for Soil and Water Health and Stability, Warren Brush trained program staff and farmers on Design for Soil Health and Stability in Malawi.Photo: Submitted by The TOPS Program

With the upcoming TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting in Washington, DC in January, we recall our last DC-based meeting, where Former Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) at USAID Nancy Lindborg spoke in July 2014 in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Office of Food for Peace.Photo: Submitted by CORE Group

TANGO President Tim Frankenberger presented at "The Impact of Social Capital on Managing Shocks to Achieve Resilience" on January 5, 2016Photo: Submitted by Save the Children; Photo by Julia Crowley

Participants work together to complete an exercise at a TOPS Nutrition/Social and Behavioral Change Workshop in Blantyre, Malawi.Photo: Submitted by SNV USA

Smallholder farmers and school feeding caterers in Salaga, Ghana discuss creating stronger working relationships to support the goals and supply chain of Ghana’s Home Grown School Meals Program as a part of SNV’s Procurement Governance for Home Grown School Feeding Project.

http://www.snv.org/usaPhoto: Participants develop elements of a Knowledge Management Strategy at the 3-day TOPS-hosted workshop last week. 

Submitted by CORE GroupPhoto: This video features findings from a nudging hand washing study among school children in Bangladesh by the SHIKHON Program. Submitted by Save the Children https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeuNEG5CTUo&feature=youtu.bePhoto: This video features highlights from the TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting held in Washington, DC on January 26 - 27, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP3-ci0foAg&feature=youtu.bePhoto: Food security and nutrition implementers work together to identify opportunities and overcome challenges at the TOPS USAID Niger RISE Knowledge Sharing Workshop in Niamey, Niger in April 2016.

Submitted by CORE GroupPhoto: Nimai Chandra Ghosh, an India-based photographer, submitted this photo in the 11th Annual Photoshare Photo Contest. The Photoshare Contest Winner image shows a woman in protest with others in India against rape backlash.Photo: This photo shows a savings group in Simada, Ethiopia, taken during a recent operational research study conducted by Food for the Hungry.Photo: CORE Group held its annual Spring Global Health Practitioner Conference in Portland, OR on May 16-20, 2016. The keynote, plenaries and sessions revolved around the theme: "Achieving Health For All Through Multi-Dimensional Approaches."Photo: Submitted by The TOPS Program

Participants of the Response Analysis Training led by TOPS and the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) work in groups to prioritize response options for a flood scenario.Photo: Published by USAID

This video tells the story of a husband and wife team in India working on a USAID-sponsored cashew processing project that not only provides economic opportunities for women, but encourages men to be involved in all aspects of family life to promote gender equality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQnOTwve8hQPhoto: Participants of International Medical Corps' Cost of Diet training in Amman, Jordan visit a grocery store to conduct a market survey assessment during the six-day workshop in July 2016.

Submitted by The TOPS ProgramPhoto: Participants work on their Designing for Behavior Change frameworks during the recent training in Dakar, Senegal offered by The TOPS Program.Photo: Photo: The World Bank has published four new videos on gender issues in regard to agriculture. This video addresses conflicting approaches to understanding and working with gender disparities in the rural space.Photo: Photo: Joyce Luma, WFP South Sudan, Keynote Speaker at the TOPS/FSN Network East and Southern Africa Regional Knowledge Sharing Meeting, interacts with other meeting participants. The meeting attracted over 200 implementers, donors, and researchers from 95 organizations working on food security and nutrition programming. 

Submitted by The TOPS Program
Photo by Emmanuel MuserukaPhoto: Joan Whelan, Strategy and Learning Advisor at the USAID Office of Food for
Peace (FFP), presented FFP's 2016-2025 Strategy at the TOPS/FSN Network
East and Southern Africa Regional Knowledge Sharing Meeting in September.
This was an opportunity for implementers to discuss the new strategy and how
it may be used in their programs. 
Photo by Emmanuel MuserukaPhoto: This video captures some of the key elements at the community level
of a SPRING nutrition project in southwestern Uganda. It focuses on the
use of community video with groups of Great Mothers, Fabulous Fathers,
and Wise Women, along with community mobilization for nutrition,
based on the Community Action Cycle.
Produced by The TOPS ProgramPhoto: This video documents a capacity strengthening event held by The TOPS Program Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Team in Mutare, Zimbabwe, and provides a brief introduction to the Resilience Design approach, which focuses on improving soil and water health through better pattern and land understanding, and through building farmer capacity to design more resilient farm sites. 

Submitted by the TOPS ProgramPhoto: In the Theory of Change workshop, practitioners involved with FFP-funded development programs went through the process of developing a Theory of Change and learned how to use it in all stages of a program cycle.
Submitted by The TOPS Program.Photo: On November 29-December 1, 2016, The FSN Network's Knowledge Management Task Force hosted its first Learning Agenda Workshop. Participants learned how to construct effective learning agendas for their projects. 

Submitted by The TOPS ProgramPhoto: Partnership Defined Quality is a proven methodology for improving the quality
and accessibility of services through community involvement. Medical Teams
International developed an Instructional Video on how to implement the PDQ
based on their work in improving health service delivery in Grand Cape Mount
County, Liberia. 

Produced by Medical Teams InternationalPhoto: CARE colleagues Opper Maravanyika and Dr. Alinane Kamlongera from the ENSURE Program in Zimbabwe and the UBALE Program in Malawi discuss recommendations for the FSN Network's Gender Core Competencies during the TOPS Gender Summit. The Summit 
took place January 26-27 in Lusaka, Zambia, and brought together 22 gender advisors and advocates from USAID Food for Peace programs from 10 countries in Africa and Latin America. 
Submitted by The TOPS ProgramPhoto: Lia Dididze from CARE, Ayeke Messam from CRS, and Andrew Patterson from CARE collaborate during last week's Theory of Change workshop. This participatory course takes you through the process of developing a theory of change and explores how to use it in each phase of the program cycle. Visit the event page to access tools from the workshop.Photo: FHI 360 recently released a series of videos documenting projects dealing with mobile money for agriculture. This video is about the mSTAR Project in Bangladesh, which is capitalizing on the popularity of mobile financial services to strengthen the agricultural sector and improve farmers' economic resilience.Photo: Nearly every other child aged under five in India is estimated to be stunted. Lack of sufficient zinc in diet is one of the major causes of stunting. Millions of people in northern India depend on wheat for their daily diet. A new variety of wheat that is rich in zinc is now available to farmers and consumers in the country. This video highlights some of the major actors
in zinc wheat promotion, and follow the variety across the value chain, from farm to plate.
Submitted by HarvestPlusPhoto: The 2017 awardees implementing USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP) development food security activities (DFSAs) in Ethiopia participate in a Theory of Change exercise as part of the Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop on February 20-24, 2017 held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The workshop was held by FFP and the FANTA Project. New awardees included Food for the Hungry, World Vision, CRS, and REST.Photo: Countries around the world have been combating hunger and food insecurity for decades, yet these problems persist. In this video, Tricia Petruney, Technical Advisor for Research Utilization at FHI 360, discusses the multiple causes of food insecurity, including climate change and political instability. She also talks about the complexities of addressing food insecurity, underscoring the need for a multisectoral, integrated approach that takes into account the interconnections among climate, poverty, health, nutrition, and gender dynamics.