The case studies of success for the Millions Fed project were chosen through a rigorous process that included an open call for nominations, a wide-ranging literature review, an expert opinion poll, and key informant interviews. More than 250 case studies were nominated or identified. These “candidates” were then winnowed down using a comprehensive set of criteria that took into account such issues as scale, time and duration, impact, and sustainability. Ultimately, the project identified 19 proven successes that have had a demonstrated and significant impact on food security and poverty in developing countries.
The successes in developing-country agriculture are rich and diverse in nature. The pathways to success spanned six different areas: