Sub-Saharan Africa

Gerardine Mukeshimana

Recent Legume Innovation Lab Graduate Named
Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources of Rwanda

Gerardine Mukeshimana, a 2013 graduate of Michigan State University’s (MSU) doctoral program in plant breeding and genetics in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences and Pulse CRSP student, was appointed the new Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources […]

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 […]

C. Manfre

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 […]

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 […]

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The Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research Council Meeting: Tanzania, March 4 – 8, 2013

The Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research (formerly CRSP) held their Council meeting “Examining Opportunities for Linkages in Collaborative Research, Technology Dissemination, and Human and Institutional Capacity Development” in Dar es Salaam and Morogoro, Tanzania between Monday, March 4 […]

D. Rubin

CRSP Research Increases Agricultural Productivity

Achieving increases in productivity, defined as deriving greater output per unit of input, is a central feature of USAID-funded agricultural programs and particularly the work of the Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs). Productivity gains can come from improvement in breeding, […]

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Strengthening Value Chains to Benefit Small Producers

The CRSPs are working to build efficient and effective value chains across the globe. They have recognized that scientific advances to increase yields without regard to the market can have negative consequences for small producers if it creates a glut […]

Dr. Maria Elisa Christie meets with women in Uganda in a focus group discussion on peanut food preparation techniques. Under Christie's leadership Peanut, SANREM, and IPM CRSPs use a common gender analysis framework.

Reducing the Gender Gaps in Agriculture: The Experiences of IPM, Peanut, and SANREM CRSPs

According to the 2010-2011 State of Food and Agriculture, closing the gender gaps in agriculture has the potential to raise total agricultural output in development countries by between 2.5 and 4 percent and to reduce the number of hungry people […]