Feed the Future Innovations
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        Climate Resilient Common BeansUPDATED JUL 2020

        Heat- and drought-tolerant, high-yielding, farmer-accepted bean varieties
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture, Seeds & Stock
        Agriculture, Seeds & StockSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nicaragua, Honduras, Haiti and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Nicaragua, Honduras, Haiti, United StatesSEE LESS
        TO DATE$5,041,245 Funds Raised

        Helping farmers understand index insurance: Guidelines for consumer education interventionsUPDATED JUL 2020

        The consumer education guidelines lay out tested methods on how to design effective index insurance education interventions that can lead to positive impacts on farmers and other stakeholders.
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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$2,000,012 Funds Raised

        Pole beans varieties for diversification of the Milpa system in the highlands of GuatemalaUPDATED JUL 2020

        Development of less aggressive pole beans allows farmers to grow beans in association with maize to incease farm productivity and food diversification.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Guatemala
        GuatemalaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$8,500,000 Funds Raised

        Improved Post-harvest Practices for MaizeUPDATED JUL 2020

        Identification of best practices to improve post harvest management of seeds and grain in Maize and other species in the highlands of Guatemala, including drying and storing practices.
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Guatemala
        GuatemalaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$8,500,000 Funds Raised

        Conservation agriculture of maize farms including intercropping with fruit treesUPDATED JUL 2020

        Maize inter-cropped with fruit trees in the highlands of Guatemala to increase soil conservation and sustainability of the farm, and increase food diversification for consumption and income generation.
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Guatemala
        GuatemalaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$8,500,000 Funds Raised

        Integrated Maize production, conservation and improvementUPDATED JUL 2020

        CIMMYT’s Sustainable Intensification Strategy for Latin America is implemented through Buena Milpa in Guatemala and focuses on biodiversity conservation, participative breeding, soil conservation, farm diversification and maize, helps to conserve maize landraces and other important plants in the region.
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Guatemala
        GuatemalaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$8,500,000 Funds Raised

        Cool room online monitoring systemUPDATED JUN 2020

        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

        50,000 SNP genotyping tool for cowpeaUPDATED DEC 2019

        Genotyping tool for cowpea
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        Seeds & Stock
        Seeds & StockSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        South Africa, Vietnam, Uganda and 6 moreSEE ALL
        South Africa, Vietnam, Uganda, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Burkina Faso, China, GhanaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$4,934,547 Funds Raised

        Sorghum hybrids for the commercial seed industryUPDATED DEC 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.
        FOCUS AREAS
        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 DEC 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

        CoolBot cold roomUPDATED NOV 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
        Guinea, Zambia, Thailand and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Guinea, Zambia, Thailand, Honduras, Kenya, Rwanda, Bangladesh, CambodiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,500,000 Funds Raised

        DryCardUPDATED NOV 2019

        A simple and low-cost tool for checking food dryness to prevent mold growth and the production of mycotoxins (such as aflatoxin) after harvest.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Food Safety and Standards, Post Harvest, Public-Private Partnerships
        Food Safety and Standards, Post Harvest, Public-Private PartnershipsSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Tanzania, Rwanda, Guinea and 7 moreSEE ALL
        Tanzania, Rwanda, Guinea, Thailand, Guatemala, Mexico, Ghana, Uganda, Sierra Leone, NepalSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,515,000 Funds Raised

        Zero Energy Cool ChamberUPDATED OCT 2019

        Zero Energy Cool Chamber is a simple brick and sand structure can help cool fresh produce inexpensively in conditions where evaporative cooling is effective.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Post Harvest
        Post HarvestSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Rwanda
        RwandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$1,500,000 Funds Raised

        Chimney Solar DryerUPDATED OCT 2019

        Low-cost chimney solar dryer
        FOCUS AREAS
        Post Harvest
        Post HarvestSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Guinea, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Guinea, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Nepal, Kenya, Honduras, Zambia, TanzaniaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,000,000 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
        United States, Nigeria, Senegal
        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
        Kenya, Zambia
        Kenya, ZambiaSEE 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

        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

        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

        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.
        FOCUS AREAS
        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.
        FOCUS AREAS
        Food Safety and Standards, Livestock & Agriculture
        Food Safety and Standards, Livestock & AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Rwanda
        RwandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$151,784 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.