We believe in
a world free from hunger.


We believe in
the power of plants.


We believe in
an inclusive market.


We believe in
purpose-driven science.


About ILCI

At the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement, we equip National Agricultural Research Institutes with the power to define their unique goals and drive advancement in crop improvement to reduce malnutrition, hunger and provide equitable benefits to women and youth.

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Our impact is global

• Sweet potato
• Beans
• Sorghum
• Lentil
• Pearl Millet

Recent highlights

Aerial shot of fieldProject updates
March 30, 2020

The scientist & the seed: breeding hope for a food-secure Nepal

Malnutrition is an enduring problem in Nepal. Many Nepalese don’t have access to enough food, and the food they do have lacks the nutrients and protein they need to stay…
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March 20, 2020


Our Centers of Innovation RFA is an exciting opportunity for partners to engage on innovative projects that meet the needs of National Agricultural Research Institutes. We hosted an informational webinar…
Project updates
March 12, 2020

The beauty of the bottom up: Making crop improvement work for national programs

Written by: Hale Ann Tufan, Associate Director of the Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement As you read this, 800 million of your fellow humans are struggling to obtain enough food…

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