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April 9, 2015; Washington, DC Aflatoxin is a major issue in many USAID Food for Peace (FFP) project areas. We are continually learning more about aflatoxin’s impact on stunting, agriculture best practices to reduce aflatoxin levels, and ways to effectively integrate aflatoxin responses into our... Read More
The Technical References for FFP Development Food Assistance Projects have been revised, with an update to the Gender section to include additional information on required gender indicators and guidelines on budgeting for the project-level gender analysis.  View the revised document here. Please... Read More
The TOPS team is assembling a booklet summarizing the Small Grant Program that many of you have been involved with over the past 4 1/2 years, and we request your input. Especially welcome would be photos, quotes from people describing their experience with small grant-generated resources,... Read More
On April 22, 2015, TOPS hosted a review and feedback session on a new draft toolkit, "Aligning Budgets for Implementing Environmental Compliance Safeguards in USAID Development Food Assistance Programs," from USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)’s Bureau... Read More
USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, in collaboration with UNICEF, is hosting virtual Pre-Submission Conferences for the Integrating Community Health Annual Program Statement (APS-OAA-15-00004) and Addendum #1, Community Health Workers Programming (APS-OAA-15-000005).   Pre-Submission Conference Quick... Read More
The closing date and time for all grant applications under the 2015 International Food Relief Partnership (IFRP) Request for Applications (RFA) has been extended to Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 12:00PM EDT.  All other terms and conditions of the RFA shall remain unchanged. The RFA in its entirety... Read More
USAID has just released a primer on resilience, available in both English and French. The primer is designed to provide USAID and partner staff with an introduction to resilience as an analytic, programmatic and organizing concept, as well as an overview of USAID's resilience efforts to date. In... Read More
Please join TOPS, in collaboration with the FSN Network Social and Behavioral Change (SBC) Task Force and the CORE Group SBC Working Group, for a training on the new Make Me a Change Agent manual. This set of field-friendly SBC lessons seeks to build the skills of community-level workers, such as... Read More
Design for Resilience in Smallholder Farming Systems: Symposium and Consultation on Agroecological Principles, Design and Practice January 21 – 22, 2015; Washington, DC TOPS is hosting this two-day event that will allow sharing around principles, design and practices for building resilience in... Read More
TANGO International is leading a study on behalf of the CGIAR research program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), led by IFPRI, to identify the best ways to conduct, present and disseminate research and evaluation results on integrated agriculture-nutrition programming. The goal is to... Read More

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