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        BAU-STR Dryer- Rice HusksUPDATED OCT 2020

        BAU-STR Dryer: A small scale grain dryer to reduce loss , improve safety, to enable drying regardless of weather conditions.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture, Food Safety and Standards, Post Harvest
        Agriculture, Food Safety and Standards, Post HarvestSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Bangladesh, Ghana, Guatemala
        Bangladesh, Ghana, GuatemalaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$433,897 Funds Raised

        Resilient cropping patterns for the polder ecosystemUPDATED OCT 2020

        Bangladesh can achieve agricultural sustainability and resilience by adopting water management practices with synchronized cropping in the polders of the coastal zone.
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Bangladesh
        BangladeshSEE LESS
        TO DATE$999,508 Funds Raised

        Visualizing inconsistencies among global agricultural land cover products using Google Earth EngineUPDATED OCT 2020

        Global land-use/land-cover visualization application for elucidating errors of commission among various data sources.
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Malawi, United States
        Malawi, United StatesSEE LESS
        TO DATE$507,990 Funds Raised

        Web-based GIS for spatiotemporal crop climate niche mappingUPDATED OCT 2020

        A continuously updatable crop suitability geovisualization application for locating the fundamental climate niche of select crops across geographies and temporal scales.
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Malawi, United States
        Malawi, United StatesSEE LESS
        TO DATE$507,990 Funds Raised

        Spatial data outlier detection and MODIS product version comparison applications for Google Earth EngineUPDATED OCT 2020

        Open access spatial data outlier detection and product version comparison applications for Google Earth Engine that allows modelers and other users to minimize error and uncertainty in remote sensing data models.
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Malawi, United States
        Malawi, United StatesSEE LESS
        TO DATE$507,990 Funds Raised

        Rice TransplanterUPDATED OCT 2020

        The rice transplanter is a walk behind mechanized tool researched and tested in Bangladesh. Mechanical transplanting technology is time, labor and cost saving technology over manual transplanting.
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Bangladesh
        BangladeshSEE LESS
        TO DATE$4,700,000 Funds Raised

        Stress Tolerant Maize Varieties for Sub Saharan- AfricaUPDATED SEP 2020

        Development of hybrid lines of maize that can withstand stresses and droughts amidst climate change in Sub-saharan Africa.
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        Agriculture, Seeds & Stock, Soil Management and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Seeds & Stock, Soil Management, Agriculture Water ManagementSEE LESS
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        Kenya, Tanzania
        Kenya, TanzaniaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$40,000,000 Funds Raised

        Index-Based Emergency Loans allows Micro-Finance Clients to recover from floods and stay a "Good-Borrower"UPDATED AUG 2020

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        Economic Empowerment, Gender Equity, Mental Health
        Economic Empowerment, Gender Equity, Mental HealthSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Bangladesh, Tanzania, Burkina Faso and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Bangladesh, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Mali, MozambiqueSEE LESS
        TO DATE$575,000 Funds Raised

        Dual Strike point Area Yield Index InsuranceUPDATED AUG 2020

        This dual strikepoint innovation in index insurance design offers high value to farmers while assuring insurers that the contract will not be at risk of collusion within the village.
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Tanzania, Mali, Mozambique and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Tanzania, Mali, Mozambique, Bangladesh, Burkina FasoSEE LESS
        TO DATE$593,779 Funds Raised

        Insect-Resistant and Drought-Tolerant MaizeUPDATED AUG 2020

        Securing regulatory approvals and initiating commercialization of transgenic drought-tolerant (DroughtGard or CspB trait) and insect-resistant (Bt trait) (TELA) maize hybrids royalty-free for African farmers to manage frequent droughts and pests.
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        Agriculture, Seeds & Stock
        Agriculture, Seeds & StockSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        United States, South Africa, Tanzania and 5 moreSEE ALL
        United States, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, NigeriaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$4,759,337 Funds Raised

        "3-D" Client Value Assessment ToolUPDATED AUG 2020

        The 3-D tool provides a multi-dimensional understanding of the value proposition of an index Insurance product for potential or existing clients, and includes guidelines and supporting documents that can be used to perform the client value analyses.
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
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        Tanzania, Mali, Mozambique and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Tanzania, Mali, Mozambique, Bangladesh, Burkina FasoSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,000,012 Funds Raised

        Maturity IndexUPDATED AUG 2020

        Maturity index for various crops along with training on the appropriate stage for harvest.
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        Food Safety and Standards, Post Harvest
        Food Safety and Standards, Post HarvestSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Rwanda
        RwandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,500,000 Funds Raised

        Bundling guidelines to make agriculture insurance betterUPDATED AUG 2020

        The bundling guidelines resource lays out options and successful methods to bundle index insurance with other mechanisms so that this risk mitigating financial tool will be better able to overcome the binding constraints of farmers.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Mali and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Mali, Mozambique, BangladeshSEE LESS
        TO DATE$5,000,000 Funds Raised

        Best practices to enhance the microbiological quality and safety of milk and yogurt in Borana, EthiopiaUPDATED AUG 2020

        This innovation enhances the microbiological quality and safety of milk and yoghurt produced by pastoral women.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Food Safety and Standards, Livestock & Agriculture
        Food Safety and Standards, Livestock & AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ethiopia
        EthiopiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$121,892 Funds Raised

        Bolstering Agricultural Risk Management by Coupling Index Insurance With Stress Tolerant Seed VarietiesUPDATED AUG 2020

        The use of stress tolerant maize seeds with the financial innovation of agricultural index insurance boosts the income stability and food security of Sub-Saharan maize farmers, bringing those farmers closer to securing comprehensive drought protection
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
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        Tanzania, Mali, Mozambique and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Tanzania, Mali, Mozambique, Bangladesh, Burkina FasoSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,250,000 Funds Raised

        The Audit Rule Is an Index Insurance Failsafe for FarmersUPDATED AUG 2020

        An audit rule provides a failsafe for farmers if an index insurance product fails to trigger payouts when it should, combining the potential for accuracy of direct measurements of average yields with lower costs of an index built from satellite data.
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Tanzania, Mali, Mozambique and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Tanzania, Mali, Mozambique, Bangladesh, Burkina FasoSEE LESS
        TO DATE$122,920 Funds Raised

        Intervention package to increase egg consumption of children in Burkina FasoUPDATED AUG 2020

        This innovation is designed to increase egg consumption of children with the aim of improving nutrition and cognitive development.
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        Livestock & Agriculture
        Livestock & AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Burkina Faso
        Burkina FasoSEE LESS
        TO DATE$149,965 Funds Raised

        Moringa oleifera tree species for living fences and animal feed in CambodiaUPDATED AUG 2020

        This innovation increases availability of improved forage for livestock while also protecting rice fields.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Livestock & Agriculture
        Livestock & AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Cambodia
        CambodiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$125,827 Funds Raised

        Leucaena leucocephala tree species for living fences and animal feed in CambodiaUPDATED AUG 2020

        This innovation increases availability of improved forage for livestock while also protecting rice fields.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Livestock & Agriculture
        Livestock & AgricultureSEE LESS
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        Cambodia
        CambodiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$125,827 Funds Raised

        Low-cost solar pumps for field cropsUPDATED AUG 2020

        Low-cost solar irrigation pumping technologies to enable farmers to make use of groundwater and increase resilience in Nepal's terrai region.
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        Agriculture, Agriculture Water Management, Cultivation & Tools and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Agriculture Water Management, Cultivation & Tools, Seeds & Stock, Soil ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        India, Nepal, Bangladesh
        India, Nepal, BangladeshSEE LESS
        TO DATE$150,000 Funds Raised

        Climate services for resilient cropping systemsUPDATED AUG 2020

        By combining numerical weather model outputs from the Bangladesh Meteorological Department with disease growth and infection models and algorithms providing location-specific crop management advice, farmers can benefit from climate information.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture, Agriculture Water Management, Cultivation & Tools and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Agriculture Water Management, Cultivation & Tools, Seeds & Stock, Soil ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        India, Nepal, Bangladesh
        India, Nepal, BangladeshSEE LESS
        TO DATE$75,000 Funds Raised

        Climate services for disease prediction and managementUPDATED AUG 2020

        This early warning system analyzes environmental conditions for potential disease development in crucial wheat-growing areas of Bangladesh. It generates forecast maps and advice for farmers of where and when infection is most likely to strike.
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        Agriculture, Agriculture Water Management, Cultivation & Tools and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Agriculture Water Management, Cultivation & Tools, Seeds & Stock, Soil ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        India, Nepal, Bangladesh
        India, Nepal, BangladeshSEE LESS
        TO DATE$800,000 Funds Raised

        Safe planting windows to avoid wheat blastUPDATED AUG 2020

        Wheat blast disease can be partially avoided when farmers sow wheat sufficiently early to avoid late-season elevated temperatures and humidity conditions that encourage infection.
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        Agriculture, Agriculture Water Management, Cultivation & Tools and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Agriculture Water Management, Cultivation & Tools, Seeds & Stock, Soil ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        India, Nepal, Bangladesh
        India, Nepal, BangladeshSEE LESS
        TO DATE$200,000 Funds Raised

        Dry chain management for reducing aflatoxin in maizeUPDATED AUG 2020

        Pre-harvest aflatoxin levels can be reduced with better fertilizer management and post-harvest aflatoxin levels can be reduced by taking maize grain off the cob and sun drying the grain before storage.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture, Agriculture Water Management, Cultivation & Tools and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Agriculture, Agriculture Water Management, Cultivation & Tools, Seeds & Stock, Soil ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        India, Nepal, Bangladesh
        India, Nepal, BangladeshSEE LESS
        TO DATE$200,000 Funds Raised

        Seedling production with coco peat as growth medium (Ghana)UPDATED AUG 2020

        Seedling production using coco peat for healthier transplants
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ghana
        TO DATE$4,000 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.