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a world free from hunger.

 
 

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the power of plants.

 
 

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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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Centers of Innovation for Crop Improvement

Led by National Agricultural Research Institutes in each country, these centers will act as regional hubs to drive tools, technologies and methods that will target crops that are essential for food security

Uganda

East African Center of Innovation for finger millet and sorghum (CIFMS)

Malawi

Center of Innovation for Crop Improvement for East and Southern Africa (CICI-ESA)

Costa Rica & Haiti

Central American and Caribbean Crop Improvement Alliance (CACCIA)

Senegal

Crop Innovation in West Africa (CIWA)

Our impact is global

Uganda

East African Center of Innovation for Finger Millet and Sorghum (CIFMS) led by the National Semi arid Resources Research Institute (NaSARRI)

Haiti

Central American and Caribbean Crop Improvement Alliance (CACCIA) co-led by Quisqueya University

Nepal

Breeding pulse crops towards protein biofortification with the Nepal Agricultural Research Institute

Senegal

Crop Innovation in West Africa (CIWA) led by the Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles (ISRA)

Costa Rica

Central American and Caribbean Crop Improvement Alliance (CACCIA) co-led by the Instituto Nacional de Innovación y Transferencia en Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)

Malawi

Center of Innovation for Crop Improvement for East and Southern Africa (CICI-ESA) led by Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR)

Recent highlights

Project updates
October 27, 2020

Securing the future of sorghum in Haiti

There’s no mistaking Gael Pressoir’s intense passion for two things: food security and equitable collaboration. That commitment from Pressoir, Dean for the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (FSAE) at…
Announcements
September 17, 2020

Centers of Innovation announced with goal to develop improved crops worldwide

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement announced approximately $4 million in funding to launch four Centers of Innovation (CoI) for Crop Improvement aimed at developing more resilient,…
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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