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        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.
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        Livestock & Agriculture, Methods & Learning
        Livestock & Agriculture, Methods & LearningSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Ethiopia
        EthiopiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$98,348 Funds Raised

        Cowpea varieties for seed production in West AfricaUPDATED MAY 2019

        Improved cowpea varieties for Ghana, Nigeria and Nepal.
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        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
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        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.
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        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.
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        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.
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        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.
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        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.
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Mali
        TO DATE$600,000 Funds Raised

        Precision fertilizer application for smallholdersUPDATED JUN 2019

        Low-cost precision agriculture for smallholders
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        Cultivation & Tools, Soil Management
        Cultivation & Tools, Soil ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nepal
        TO DATE$30,000,000 Funds Raised

        Healthy Rice SeedlingsUPDATED JUN 2019

        Optimum seeding density, balanced nutrient supply, careful handling, rapid transplanting and proper seedling age can increase yield rice by 0.25-1.0 t/ha compared to farmers’ typical practices of using much older seedlings, where area not excessively flooded.
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        Seeds & Stock
        Seeds & StockSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nepal, Bangladesh
        Nepal, BangladeshSEE LESS
        TO DATE$30,000,000 Funds Raised

        Axial flow irrigation pumpUPDATED JUN 2019

        Axial flow pumps (AFPs) are a climate-smart irrigation technology that delivers considerably more water while significantly reducing fuel energy use. AFPs are a reliable technology that lower the environmental footprint of surface water irrigation.
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        Agriculture Water Management, Water Management
        Agriculture Water Management, Water ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Bangladesh
        BangladeshSEE LESS
        TO DATE$30,000,000 Funds Raised

        Laser land leveling for increasing water and energy productivityUPDATED JUN 2019

        Saving water and energy while boosting crop yields with laser leveling
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        Soil Management, Water Management
        Soil Management, Water ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nepal, India
        Nepal, IndiaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$30,000,000 Funds Raised

        Multi-crop planters for the 2-wheel tractorUPDATED JUN 2019

        Precision planting for small tractor platforms
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        Soil Management
        Soil ManagementSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nepal
        TO DATE$30,000,000 Funds Raised

        Scale-appropriate reaper technologies to address labour bottlenecks at harvestUPDATED JUN 2019

        Saving farmers costs and ensuring timely field operations in rice-wheat systems through scale appropriate mechanization
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        Cultivation & Tools, Economic Empowerment, Economic Growth and Trade
        Cultivation & Tools, Economic Empowerment, Economic Growth and TradeSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Nepal, Bangladesh
        Nepal, BangladeshSEE LESS
        TO DATE$30,000,000 Funds Raised

        Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) high-density genetic linkage map; worldwide usage.UPDATED MAR 2019

        A high-density genetic linkage map of cowpea.
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        Agriculture
        AgricultureSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        South Africa, Vietnam, Uganda and 11 moreSEE ALL
        South Africa, Vietnam, Uganda, India, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, China, Ethiopia, GhanaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$4,934,547 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.