QED Group is committed to supporting sustainable agricultural solutions around the world through a variety of development programs. Focusing on incorporating innovative monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) tools, developing sustainable performance management systems, and generating quality data for better decision-making, we work to improve program impact and drive better outcomes in agricultural development and food security. One such project that we have constantly supported is USAID Feed the Future Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development (KDAD).
Our KDAD team, recently, attended the World Bank’s Water for Food International Forum. The event explored the theme- ‘Farmer-led Irrigated Agriculture: Seeds of Opportunity’ and brought together private sector actors, research organizations, international government representatives, and NGOs. Agriculture in most of the developing world is still rainfed and therefore, the sector is affected by unpredictable rainfall patterns. Heavily reliant on rains for food and income, this further pushes the farming communities on the edges. The discussions focused on facilitating united efforts from the public and the private sectors to explore opportunities for easy access to irrigation and achieve sustainable irrigated agriculture. During the discussion, Kristina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer, World Bank remarked, “It is paramount that we care deeply about rural populations where two-thirds of people are still living in poverty.”
QED’s KDAD project team mobilizes and shares best practices, lessons learned, and effective methods to reduce extreme poverty, hunger, and undernutrition through agriculture-led economic growth.