Capacity Building

Educating students by supporting their long-term degree programs and offering short-term training to farmers, fishers, herders, and even policy makers are central objectives for the Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research. Thousands of students have received degrees since the CRSP programs started in the late 1970s. As graduates, they have made important contributions to U.S. and developing country agriculture, proving the theory of change that a better educated community of agricultural scientists is a necessary step in achieving better development outcomes. Graduates of higher education are more aware of and better able to use new technologies as well as to develop new ideas to solve development problems. By matching USAID funding with university and host country contributions, the Innovation Labs fro Collaborative Research and earlier CRSP training programs are a cost-effective way to offer structured training programs to both U.S. and developing country students and to achieve results that benefit everyone.

From 1978 to 2011, at least 3,820 degrees were awarded to CRSP participants, the large majority in post-graduate programs. Representing over 70 countries, about 40-50 percent of these students have come from Sub-Saharan Africa, with significant numbers also coming from Bolivia, Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia, and China. Their degrees have been granted in dozens of scientific fields, from agronomy, entomology, food science, to agricultural economics and other social sciences.  The sex breakdown in recent years is moving towards an equal number of men and women when compared to a higher predominance of men in earlier years (see graphs below).

Resources

Title XII Report to Congress Fiscal Year 2004: Strengthening Agricultural Capabilities

This report summarizes the implementation of Title XII of the Foreign Assistance Act, the Famine Prevention and Freedom from Hunger Improvement Act of 2000, by the […]

  • Date of Publication: April 2006
  • Author(s): United States Agency for International Development / Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD)
  • Type of Document: Annual Report

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Title XII Report to Congress Fiscal Year 2003: Mobilizing Science and Technology for Smallholders

This report provides an opportunity to communicate the many accomplishments of USAID and our public and private partners during FY 2003, as well as to reflect […]

  • Date of Publication: 2004
  • Author(s): United States Agency for International Development / Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD)
  • Type of Document: Annual Report

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Schoolchildren learn poultry skills in Nepal and Tanzania

Abstract: Researchers are working within the school systems in Tanzania and Nepal, teaching hundreds of children important lessons on poultry disease prevention and husbandry that can […]

  • Date of Publication: 9/5/2013
  • Author(s): Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Adapting Livestock Systems to Climate Change
  • Type of Document: Media

Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research Country Profile: Mozambique

The Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research are active in all 19 Feed the Future countries. They are advancing the productivity frontier, expanding markets […]

  • Date of Publication: September 2013
  • Author(s): The CRSP Digest Project
  • Type of Document: Impact/Success Story

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Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research Country Profile: Nepal

The Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research are active in all 19 Feed the Future countries. They are advancing the productivity frontier, expanding markets […]

  • Date of Publication: September 2013
  • Author(s): The CRSP Digest Project
  • Type of Document: Impact/Success Story

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Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research Country Profile: Rwanda

The Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research are active in all 19 Feed the Future countries. They are advancing the productivity frontier, expanding markets […]

  • Date of Publication: September 2013
  • Author(s): The CRSP Digest Project
  • Type of Document: Impact/Success Story

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Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research Country Profile: Senegal

The Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research are active in all 19 Feed the Future countries. They are advancing the productivity frontier, expanding markets […]

  • Date of Publication: September 2013
  • Author(s): The CRSP Digest Project
  • Type of Document: Impact/Success Story

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Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research Country Profile: Tajikistan

The Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research are active in all 19 Feed the Future countries. They are advancing the productivity frontier, expanding markets […]

  • Date of Publication: September 2013
  • Author(s): The CRSP Digest Project
  • Type of Document: Impact/Success Story

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Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research Country Profile: Bangladesh

The Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research are active in all 19 Feed the Future countries. They are advancing the productivity frontier, expanding markets […]

  • Date of Publication: September 2013
  • Author(s): The CRSP Digest Project
  • Type of Document: Impact/Success Story

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Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research Country Profile: Tanzania

The Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research are active in all 19 Feed the Future countries. They are advancing the productivity frontier, expanding markets […]

  • Date of Publication: September 2013
  • Author(s): The CRSP Digest Project
  • Type of Document: Impact/Success Story

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