Feed the Future Innovations
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        Insect-Resistant and Drought-Tolerant MaizeUPDATED JUL 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
        South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and 5 moreSEE ALL
        South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, United StatesSEE LESS
        TO DATE$4,759,337 Funds Raised

        Dual Strike point Area Yield Index InsuranceUPDATED JUL 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
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        Tanzania, Mali, Mozambique and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Tanzania, Mali, Mozambique, Bangladesh, Burkina FasoSEE LESS
        TO DATE$593,779 Funds Raised

        Bundling guidelines to make agriculture insurance betterUPDATED JUL 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.
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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$5,000,000 Funds Raised

        "3-D" Client Value Assessment ToolUPDATED JUL 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

        Stress Tolerant Maize Varieties for Sub Saharan- AfricaUPDATED JUL 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 JUL 2020

        The index-based emergency loan innovation offers clients an avenue to access additional financing in times of distress, avoiding costly coping mechanisms, while also allowing them to maintain good standing with the microfinance institution.
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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$575,000 Funds Raised

        Heat Tolerant Maize Hybrids for South AsiaUPDATED JUL 2020

        High-yielding stress resilient maize to realize upside yield potential while downsizing climate risks for rainfed farmers growing maize in stress-prone ecologies of Asian tropics
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
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        Pakistan, Bhutan, India and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Pakistan, Bhutan, India, Nepal, BangladeshSEE LESS
        TO DATE$4,000,000 Funds Raised

        Zerofly Hermetic BagsUPDATED JUL 2020

        The ZeroFly® Hermetic Bag safely stores grain seed and pulses, reduces insect infestation, and decreases the probability of mycotoxin development.
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        Agriculture, Food Safety and Standards, Post Harvest
        Agriculture, Food Safety and Standards, Post HarvestSEE LESS
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        Bangladesh, Ghana, Guatemala
        Bangladesh, Ghana, GuatemalaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,147,113 Funds Raised

        Solar Biomass Hybrid Dryer for Low-Resource SettingsUPDATED JUL 2020

        The Solar Biomass Hybrid Dryer combines both solar drying and a dryer powered by biomass (agro-residues, timber scraps, etc.) to reduce drying time while simultaneously disinfesting the grain of insect pests.
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        Agriculture, Food Safety and Standards, Post Harvest
        Agriculture, Food Safety and Standards, Post HarvestSEE LESS
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        Bangladesh, Ghana, Guatemala
        Bangladesh, Ghana, GuatemalaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$918,217 Funds Raised

        Post-Harvest Loss Prevention ManualUPDATED JUL 2020

        The Post-Harvest Loss Prevention Manual provides technical information on improved drying and storage practices in a contextualized and locally illustrated graphic design that is easy to use by the extension network.
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        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$1,147,785 Funds Raised

        BAU-STR Dryer- Rice HusksUPDATED JUL 2020

        BAU-STR Dryer: A small scale grain dryer to reduce loss , improve safety, to enable drying regardless of weather conditions.
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        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 JUL 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
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        Bangladesh
        BangladeshSEE LESS
        TO DATE$999,508 Funds Raised

        Rice TransplanterUPDATED JUL 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

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

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

        Web-based GIS for spatiotemporal crop climate niche mappingUPDATED JUL 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 JUL 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

        Green manure cover and relay cropping after riceUPDATED JUL 2020

        Sustainable cover cropping practice
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
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        Cambodia
        CambodiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,000,000 Funds Raised

        Wild GardensUPDATED JUL 2020

        Managing the production of wild food plants in underutilized spaces to produce nutritional, medicinal, and economic Wild Gardens.
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Cambodia
        CambodiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,000,000 Funds Raised

        Tomatoes grafted onto eggplant rootstockUPDATED JUL 2020

        The innovation is vegetable grafting techniques for providing market-demanded tomato during the wet seasons using local eggplant landrace rootstock.
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
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        Cambodia
        CambodiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,000,000 Funds Raised

        SARINut 1 Peanut VarietyUPDATED JUL 2020

        SARINut1 peanut is the first high-oleic peanut released in Ghana and probably all of West Africa, and has longer shelf life and promotes coronary health. The variety has good resistance to leaf spots, and yield greater than check varieties. T
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
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        Ghana
        TO DATE$150,000 Funds Raised

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

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

        Improved goat feeding strategy in NepalUPDATED JUL 2020

        This innovation improves goat productivity through improved fodder rations.
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        Livestock & Agriculture
        Livestock & AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nepal
        TO DATE$1,233,989 Funds Raised

        Improved pig feeding strategy using locally available feed resources in CambodiaUPDATED JUL 2020

        This innovation improves cost-effective pig feeding by using locally available feed resources.
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        Livestock & Agriculture
        Livestock & AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nepal, Cambodia
        Nepal, CambodiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$141,015 Funds Raised

        Training approach for swine disease management in CambodiaUPDATED JUL 2020

        This innovation helps farmers and extension agents to identify, prevent and manage pig diseases.
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        Livestock & Agriculture
        Livestock & AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Cambodia
        CambodiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$141,015 Funds Raised

        Leucaena leucocephala tree species for living fences and animal feed in CambodiaUPDATED JUL 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
        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.