Feed the Future Innovations
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        Sorghum hybrids for the commercial seed industryUPDATED SEP 2019

        The hybrid white sorghum variety (K9058) has a high grain yield (14% over the hybrid check and 24% over the best open-pollinated variety). Release is planned for lowland dry areas of Ethiopia.
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ethiopia
        EthiopiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$898,203 Funds Raised

        Registered sorghum germplasm with sugar cane aphid resistance for global useUPDATED SEP 2019

        Registered germplasm with sugar cane aphid resistance for global use in sorghum plant breeding programs.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        TO DATE$876,284 Funds Raised

        Improved Agronomic Practices for Starting Seeds: African Indigenous VegetablesUPDATED JUL 2019

        Improved agronomic practices to enhance germination and growth of African Indigenous Vegetables such as but not limited to Amaranthus spp., Solanum spp., and Cleome spp.
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        Cultivation & Tools, Processing & Production, Soil Management
        Cultivation & Tools, Processing & Production, Soil ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Kenya, Zambia
        Kenya, ZambiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,000,000 Funds Raised

        Smartphone app "Virtual collection center" (VCC) for goat marketingUPDATED JUL 2019

        This innovation is a mobile app to improve the efficiency of goat marketing for cooperatives as it links cooperatives with a wide range of potential buyers increasing the cooperatives' negotiation power.
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        Livestock & Agriculture
        Livestock & AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nepal
        TO DATE$1,233,989 Funds Raised

        Cost effective and accurate analytical method [ELISA] for quantifying aflatoxin in grain and feed samplesUPDATED JUL 2019

        This innovation allows for cost-effective and accurate quantification of aflatoxin contamination in livestock feed.
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        Food Safety and Standards, Livestock & Agriculture
        Food Safety and Standards, Livestock & AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Rwanda
        RwandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$151,784 Funds Raised

        Smartphone app for livestock disease reportingUPDATED JUL 2019

        This innovation is a mobile app to help control and prevent livestock disease by enabling sentries to report livestock disease symptoms in remote locations to a central database which is assessed by veterinarians who determine if follow up is needed.
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        Food Safety and Standards
        Food Safety and StandardsSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nepal
        TO DATE$99,954 Funds Raised

        Direct-Pipe Furrow IrrigationUPDATED JUL 2019

        A system of using furrow irrigation to minimize conveyance losses, labor, and crop damage for flat lands in East Africa
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        Agriculture Water Management, Water Management
        Agriculture Water Management, Water ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$324,000 Funds Raised

        Soil Preparation MethodologyUPDATED JUL 2019

        Soil treatment using lime before growing vegetables to decrease pests and disease and regulate pH.
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        Soil Management
        Soil ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Cambodia
        CambodiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$479,000 Funds Raised

        Conservation Agriculture for Commercial Vegetable Home GardensUPDATED JUL 2019

        Conservation Agriculture for Commercial Vegetable Home Gardens
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        Climate Change and Resilience, Soil Management, Water Management and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Climate Change and Resilience, Soil Management, Water Management, ResilienceSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Cambodia, Guatemala, Honduras and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Cambodia, Guatemala, Honduras, Ethiopia, Nepal, Ghana, Tanzania, PhilippinesSEE LESS
        TO DATE$300,000 Funds Raised

        Optimizing Sustainable Insect Management: pest-exclusion Netting, drip-line Irrigation and BiopesticidesUPDATED JUL 2019

        Optimizing production of vegetables (e.g., tomato, cabbage and French bean) using pest-exclusion nets.
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Kenya
        TO DATE$200,000 Funds Raised

        Cool room online monitoring systemUPDATED JUL 2019

        Cool room online monitoring system
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        Post Harvest
        Post HarvestSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Thailand, Rwanda, Cambodia
        Thailand, Rwanda, CambodiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$324,500 Funds Raised

        Dry Chain conceptUPDATED JUL 2019

        1/3 of the total food produced is lost before reaching the consumers. The concept of a Dry Chain is in analogy to the Cold Chain. The dry chain focuses on safe storage of seeds, grain and spices, without growth of food spoilage organisms (aflatoxin).
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        Post Harvest, Processing & Production, Seeds & Stock
        Post Harvest, Processing & Production, Seeds & StockSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Thailand, Bangladesh
        Thailand, BangladeshSEE LESS
        TO DATE$680,000 Funds Raised

        Biological Control - Purpureocillium lilacinusUPDATED JUL 2019

        The addition of fungi such as biological control agents can help to reduce the population densities of damageing nematodes.
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        Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Soil Management
        Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Soil ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Guatemala
        GuatemalaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$450,000 Funds Raised

        Sweet potato leaves for human nutritionUPDATED JUN 2019

        Sweet potato leaves, which are currently used for plant propagation or animal fodder, are nutritious and drought-tolerant leafy greens that can provide critical micronutrients for improved human nutrition, especially among women and children.
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        Climate Change and Resilience, Nutrition, Social and Behavior Change and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Climate Change and Resilience, Nutrition, Social and Behavior Change, Processing & ProductionSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ethiopia
        EthiopiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$7,500 Funds Raised

        CoolBot cold roomUPDATED JUN 2019

        Low-cost cold room for fruit and vegetable cool chain storage
        FOCUS AREAS
        Food Safety and Standards, Nutrition, Post Harvest
        Food Safety and Standards, Nutrition, Post HarvestSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Thailand, Zambia, Honduras and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Thailand, Zambia, Honduras, Kenya, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Cambodia, GuineaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,500,000 Funds Raised

        Motorized pumps for Water-lifting in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania.UPDATED JUN 2019

        With appropriate support, the use of motor pumps can help reduce poverty dramatically without adversely affecting the environment.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Water Management and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience, Water Management, NutritionSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana
        Tanzania, Ethiopia, GhanaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$12,385,412 Funds Raised

        Metarhizium anisopliae to manage Tuta absolutaUPDATED JUN 2019

        Using Metarhizium anisopliae biopesticide to manage the South American tomato leafminer Tuta absoluta
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Bangladesh, Cambodia
        Bangladesh, CambodiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$398,053 Funds Raised

        Biological control of Parthenium hysterophorus, an invasive weed, using Zygoramma bicolorata, a leaf eating beetleUPDATED JUN 2019

        Biological control of Parthenium hysterophorus, an invasive weed, using Zygoramma bicolorata, a leaf eating beetle
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ethiopia
        EthiopiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$106,749 Funds Raised

        Bagging dragon fruit to manage canker diseaseUPDATED JUN 2019

        Bagging dragon fruit to manage canker disease
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Vietnam
        VietnamSEE LESS
        TO DATE$240,802 Funds Raised

        Rodent Control System in RiceUPDATED JUN 2019

        Rodent Control System in Rice
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Cambodia
        CambodiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$517,379 Funds Raised

        Push-Pull for Stem Borer management in MaizeUPDATED JUN 2019

        Push-Pull for Stem Borer management in Maize
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia
        Tanzania, Kenya, EthiopiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$367,579 Funds Raised

        Use of Trichoderma, a beneficial fungus, to manage soil-borne diseases of vegetables.UPDATED JUN 2019

        Use of Trichoderma, a beneficial fungus, to manage soil-borne diseases of vegetables.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nepal, Pakistan, Tanzania and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Nepal, Pakistan, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, CambodiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$820,992 Funds Raised

        High yielding genetically diverse wheat lines based on physiological traits delivered to public & private breeders globallyUPDATED JUN 2019

        Translational research delivers to breeders worldwide elite wheat lines made by adding newly discovered yield-related traits from research projects (https://iwyp.org) to double rates of genetic gain necessary to meet increasing demands for wheat.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture, Climate Change and Resilience
        Agriculture, Climate Change and ResilienceSEE LESS
        TO DATE$592,789 Funds Raised

        Early planting of long-duration wheat varieties for resilience and yield optimizationUPDATED JUN 2019

        Early planting of long-duration wheat to increase yield potential and resilience
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture, Evidence & Impact
        Agriculture, Evidence & ImpactSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        India, Nepal, Bangladesh
        India, Nepal, BangladeshSEE LESS
        TO DATE$30,000,000 Funds Raised

        Training approach to strengthen detection of public and private good animal diseasesUPDATED MAY 2019

        This innovation is a training approach that works to strengthen the capacity of livestock keepers to detect and report public and private good livestock diseases.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Livestock & Agriculture, Methods & Learning
        Livestock & Agriculture, Methods & LearningSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ethiopia
        EthiopiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$98,348 Funds Raised
        About Feed the Future
        Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. By equipping people with the knowledge and tools they need to feed themselves, Feed the Future is addressing the root causes of poverty and hunger, helping people end their reliance on aid, and creating important opportunities for a new generation of young people—all while building a more stable world.