Wesley Laytham

Dec 13
Photo: LEAP Fellows on a private tour of the Hall of Laureates look at a portrait of Norman Borlaug. Credit: Cait Nordehn

Learning to Lead for the 21st Century

“You might not be born a leader, but you can learn to be a good one,” mused the young agricultural researcher sitting across from me. I was attending my first World Food Prize, interviewing alumni from the USAID-funded Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP), like the researcher quoted […] Continue reading

Nov 22

All-in for Digital Agriculture

The U.S. Global Development Lab (Lab) and the Bureau for Food Security are collaborating in an effort called “Digital Development for Feed the Future” (D2FTF) with the goal of demonstrating that digital tools and approaches can improve cost-effectiveness and better development outcomes in food security and nutrition programming. This blog […] Continue reading

Nov 14

Alexa, when should I plant my maize?

The U.S. Global Development Lab (Lab) and the Bureau for Food Security are collaborating in an effort called “Digital Development for Feed the Future” (D2FTF) with the goal of demonstrating that digital tools and approaches can improve cost-effectiveness and better development outcomes in food security and nutrition programming. This blog […] Continue reading