Research on the dynamics of rural and agricultural economies, and the constraints that make it difficult for households to participate effectively in growth and get ahead economically over time. Includes briefs such as Understanding the Coffee Value Chain in Guatemala: A Case Study and Small Farmers and Big Retail: Supplying Supermarkets in Nicaragua.
Features many publications including a regular issues of the technical journals Food Science, Food Technology, Food Science Education, and Comprehensive Reviews in Science and Food Safety. Check out their recent article Chemical Optimization of Protein Extraction from Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas) Peel.
Features a diverse set of scientific publications on issues in tropical agriculture. Last year's featured publications ranged from Development of waxy cassava with different Biological and physico-chemical characteristics of starches for industrial applications to Results of 25 years of upland rice breeding in Brazil.
Extension systems in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Central America need to undergo significant change if they are to effectively serve the food security and economic development needs of resource-poor men and women farmers. MEAS is a USAID Center of Excellence that seeks to promote and support such endeavors.
The searchable database provides documentation and reporting for ongoing agricultural, food science, human nutrition, and forestry research, education and extension activities for the United States Department of Agriculture; with a focus on the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant programs.