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        Cowpea varieties for seed production in West AfricaUPDATED MAY 2019

        Improved cowpea varieties for Ghana, Nigeria and Nepal.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nepal, Nigeria, Ghana
        Nepal, Nigeria, GhanaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$4,934,547 Funds Raised

        A hygrometer-based method for measuring moisture content of grainsUPDATED MAY 2019

        Hygrometer-based method for measuring moisture content
        FOCUS AREAS
        Food Safety and Standards, Post Harvest, Processing & Production
        Food Safety and Standards, Post Harvest, Processing & ProductionSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Kenya, Senegal, Malawi
        Kenya, Senegal, MalawiSEE LESS
        TO DATE$300,000 Funds Raised

        Technology package for prevention and control of mastitis in dairy animalsUPDATED MAY 2019

        This innovation is a package of technologies that helps smallholder dairy farmers prevent and control sub-clinical mastitis in order to improve milk productivity and quality, which reduces milk production, producer incomes, and food safety.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Food Safety and Standards, Gender, Livestock & Agriculture
        Food Safety and Standards, Gender, Livestock & AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nepal
        TO DATE$129,142 Funds Raised

        Smartphone app for dairy animal ration formulationUPDATED MAY 2019

        This innovation is a Feeding Support Tool (FST) mobile phone app that allows smallholder farmers to improve the diets of their dairy animals through ration balancing software using locally available feed resources.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Livestock & Agriculture, Technology
        Livestock & Agriculture, TechnologySEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nepal
        TO DATE$129,591 Funds Raised

        Lateral flow test [CHARM] for analysing mycotoxins in livestock feedsUPDATED MAY 2019

        The CHARM-EZ-M system, is a lateral flow method for testing mycotoxins in livestock feeds. This accurate system allows for improved and more cost effective surveillance of aflatoxin contaminants in a wide range of livestock feeds.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Health, Livestock & Agriculture
        Health, Livestock & AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ethiopia
        EthiopiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$107,469 Funds Raised

        Best management practices for milk production and handlingUPDATED MAR 2019

        This innovation improves the practices of smallholder dairy farmers related to milk production and udder health to increase milk production and quality.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Livestock & Agriculture
        Livestock & AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Rwanda
        RwandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$102,350 Funds Raised

        High-yielding new sorghum variety for MaliUPDATED MAR 2019

        From plant breeder selection among more than 1000 lines and participatory testing of 14 progenies in 2014-15 in Mali, one line named Sambola has been released to farmers and registered in the West African regional seed catalogue in 2016.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Mali
        TO DATE$600,000 Funds Raised

        The Hub-and-spoke food innovation system for disseminating of food processing and nutrition technologies and for strengthening food processing businessesUPDATED SEP 2019

        "Hub-and-Spoke" food innovation system for dissemination of food and nutrition technologies and strengthening processing enterprises
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        Food Safety and Standards, Post Harvest, Processing & Production
        Food Safety and Standards, Post Harvest, Processing & ProductionSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Kenya, Niger, Senegal
        Kenya, Niger, SenegalSEE LESS
        TO DATE$300,000 Funds Raised

        DEHYTRAY TMUPDATED AUG 2019

        The DEHYTRAY TM is a multipurpose dehydration tray for hygienic and efficient sun drying of crops. Solar drying made easy.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture, Economic Empowerment, Positive Youth Development
        Agriculture, Economic Empowerment, Positive Youth DevelopmentSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Kenya, United States, Nigeria and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Kenya, United States, Nigeria, SenegalSEE LESS
        TO DATE$8,020,000 Funds Raised

        Best Management Practices for Milk Production and HandlingUPDATED AUG 2019

        The innovation is a package of best practices for the prevention and control of udder inflammation (mastitis) by that together with centralized milk quality control can help improve dairy milk productivity and quality.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Livestock & Agriculture
        Livestock & AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Rwanda
        RwandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$102,350 Funds Raised

        Screening protocol for African Indigenous Vegetables crop varieties for common insect pestsUPDATED JUL 2019

        Protocol for use in screening for common insect pests to score varieties for insect pest resistance.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Cultivation & Tools, Food Safety and Standards, Natural Resources
        Cultivation & Tools, Food Safety and Standards, Natural ResourcesSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Zambia, Kenya
        Zambia, KenyaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,000,000 Funds Raised

        Low-cost compost production using locally available materialsUPDATED JUL 2019

        Low-cost technology for compost production
        FOCUS AREAS
        Curriculum, Soil Management, Waste Management
        Curriculum, Soil Management, Waste ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Kenya
        TO DATE$2,000,000 Funds Raised

        Micro basins for vegetablesUPDATED JUL 2019

        Small flat basins with bunds on all sides for easy application of large irrigation depth.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture Water Management, Water Management
        Agriculture Water Management, Water ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$324,000 Funds Raised

        Manual pivot piping systemUPDATED JUL 2019

        A system that maximizes irrigable are per unit of pipe length installed in a plot.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture Water Management, Water Management
        Agriculture Water Management, Water ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$324,000 Funds Raised

        Risk assessment to determine livestock feed contamination levelsUPDATED JUL 2019

        This innovation interprets the potential harmful impacts of varying levels of mycotoxin contamination in livestock feeds and therefore helps mitigate the problem of mycotoxins in the animal-source food value chains.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Livestock & Agriculture
        Livestock & AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ethiopia
        EthiopiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$107,469 Funds Raised

        Paid Operator System for Equipment ManagementUPDATED JUL 2019

        Allocating responsibility for operating irrigation equipment to one or two members of an irrigation group who are paid for each plot they irrigate, to improve maintenance and operations.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture Water Management, Water Management
        Agriculture Water Management, Water ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$324,000 Funds Raised

        Micro FurrowsUPDATED JUL 2019

        Short, flat furrows for water to infiltrate deeper into the soil with less loss.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture Water Management, Water Management
        Agriculture Water Management, Water ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$324,000 Funds Raised

        Multiple head sprinklersUPDATED JUL 2019

        Multiple head sprinklers Uganda
        FOCUS AREAS
        Water Management
        Water ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$324,000 Funds Raised

        Tied furrows for water uniformity in furrowsUPDATED JUL 2019

        This technology adds small blockages in furrows to adjust for the slopes that cause poorer uniformity in closed / cutback furrow systems.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Water Management
        Water ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$324,000 Funds Raised

        Two tier irrigation groupUPDATED JUL 2019

        A system of managing irrigation equipment with a two - tier system of group management.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Water Management
        Water ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$324,000 Funds Raised

        Raised Furrow BedsUPDATED JUL 2019

        A system of furrows raised on top of wide beds for poorly drained valleys, allowing both irrigation and drainage
        FOCUS AREAS
        Water Management
        Water ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$324,000 Funds Raised

        Chimney Solar DryerUPDATED JUL 2019

        Low-cost chimney solar dryer
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        Post Harvest
        Post HarvestSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Kenya, Guinea, Burkina Faso and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Kenya, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Honduras, Nepal, Tanzania, ZambiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,000,000 Funds Raised

        Multiple Head SprinklerUPDATED JUL 2019

        A high flow, short radius sprinkler set for short irrigation times on small plots
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture Water Management, Water Management
        Agriculture Water Management, Water ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$324,000 Funds Raised

        Flexible Rain Gun IrrigationUPDATED JUL 2019

        A system of minimizing pipes required to irrigate and reducing the labor of setting up sprinkler sets.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture Water Management, Water Management
        Agriculture Water Management, Water ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$324,000 Funds Raised

        Raised, Terraced CanalsUPDATED JUL 2019

        A system of using canals in surface flow irrigation that reduces erosion damage and eases control of water into irrigation plots.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Water Management
        Water ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$324,000 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.