FSP Leader Award Ends with a Legacy of Four Synthesis Reports

Over this past year, FSP has generated four Synthesis Reports that reflect on the progress, achievements, and lessons learned from the implementation of FSP Innovation Lab.

Over this past year, FSP has generated four Synthesis Reports that reflect on the progress, achievements, and lessons learned from the implementation of FSP Innovation Lab.

Message from the Director

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy (FSP) started as a Leader with Associate award in July 2013 as a project under the Feed the Future (FTF) initiative of the U.S. government to tackle the challenges of food insecurity. Although, some country Associate Awards are still active and one will continue till 2024, the leader award ended on January 14, 2020.. The overall goal of the FSP project was to promote inclusive agricultural productivity growth, improved nutritional outcomes, and enhanced livelihood resilience for men and women through improved policy environments. The goal is achieved by two integrated objectives of: (1) fostering credible, inclusive, transparent and sustainable policy processes at the country level, and (2) filling critical policy evidence gaps for informed policy debate and formulation at country, regional, and global levels.

Over this past year, FSP has generated four Synthesis Reports that reflect on the progress, achievements, and lessons learned from the implementation of FSP Innovation Lab. These are signature outputs of FSP and will remain available, along with the corresponding Policy Research Briefs on the FSP website at https://www.canr.msu.edu/fsp/Synthesis-Reports/.

These reports document major contributions and achievements by the FSP over the past six and half years, and offer several lessons on how best to support and build capacities of policy institutes, national governments, regional organizations, and international donors to formulate informed policies, implement reforms, and reconcile trade-offs across different food security objectives. We hope that the lessons and strategy nuggets reflected in these Report will enable food security policy researchers and leaders/sponsors of policy research projects to better design and implement robust policy research and institutional strengthening programs in the future.

Mywish K. Maredia
Director, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy

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