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The Global Center for Food Systems Innovation Holds First Symposium on Food Systems Innovation

The Global Center for Food Systems Innovation (GCFSI) Development Lab is one of the eight new members of USAID’s Higher Education Solutions Network. It is led by Michigan State University. The multidisciplinary activity will engage academics to research emerging mega-trends […]

Students at Egerton University in Kenya monitoring environmental data in the Njoro River watershed.

Are you a former CRSP student?

The Digest Project is seeking information about recently graduated students whose degree(s) were funded by the Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP) or Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research. This information will be shared with USAID Missions. If you […]

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Three External Evaluations Released on Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research on Horticulture, IPM, and Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management

External evaluations were recently released for three different Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research:  Horticulture, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) , and Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM). These external evaluations provide feedback to USAID on the Innovation […]

Kwabena Acheremu of the Savannah Agriculture Research Institute,  discusses sweet potato field trials.

Innovation Labs and Partners visit Feed the Future
Ghana projects

Following the Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research partner’s workshop, a group of participants traveled north from Accra to Tamale to see firsthand how both research and development projects are addressing the issues driving the Feed the Future […]

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Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research and Partners Workshop: Accra, Ghana, July 8 – 9, 2013

The Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research (formerly CRSPs) held their Council workshop on “Scaling Agricultural Technologies and Developing Collaborative Partnerships to Prioritize Research for Development” in Accra, Ghana on July 8th and 9th. Innovation Lab Directors and researchers […]

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2013: A busy six months for the Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research

Rebranding process initiated: As part of a larger strategy designed to integrate the many diverse aspects of its Feed the Future initiative, USAID’s agricultural research programs that were collectively known as the Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs) are being rebranded. […]

Charity Gathambiri, of KARI, shows an event participant how to use a refractometer to measure sugar levels of tomatoes at the new center. Gathambiri also completed Horticulture CRSP’s year-long postharvest training in Tanzania.

Horticulture CRSP launches third
Regional Center of Innovation

With the launch of a new center in Kenya, the Horticulture Collaborative Research Support Program has successfully opened three centers worldwide dedicated to serving as hubs for horticulture-related activities in nearby developing countries. The Horticulture CRSP Regional Center of Innovation at […]

Current and former CRSP Directors and USAID AOR at the 2013 AIARD annual meeting. John Yohe, Tim Williams, Harry Rea, Hillary Egna, and Tag Demment.

AIARD Honors CRSP Leaders for Public Service in
International Agriculture and Rural Development

Several leaders in the Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP) community were honored by the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) for their significant public service in international agriculture and rural development during the AIARD’s June 2013 annual meeting. […]

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Horticulture and IPM Research and Development address
Feed the Future Initiative Objectives

Horticultural production can be a delicate process as young vegetable shoots are particularly vulnerable to attack by insects and disease. When integrated pest management (IPM) techniques are available and used in combination with improved seed and good cultivation and storage […]

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Learning from Success: INTSORMIL 1979-2013

After 33 years, the International Sorghum and Millet Collaborative Research Support Program (INTSORMIL CRSP) closed on March 29, 2013. Based at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska since 1979, the program contributed enormously to global food security both overseas […]