We believe that science, innovation and collaboration are central to reducing hunger, malnutrition and poverty around the globe. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement brings together scientists and stakeholders from around the world to co-develop and implement crop improvement tools, technologies and methods that are adjusted to fit the unique needs of each community.
Driving bottom-up strategies in crop improvement that reduce malnutrition and hunger around the globe
Our work is advancing plant breeding tools, technologies and methods aimed at delivering staple crops that can increase yields, enhance nutrition and show greater resistance to pests and diseases. We listen to the voices at National Agricultural Research Institutes and work together to drive advancement in crop improvement. Together we are creating impact and forming sustainable solutions to reduce hunger on a local and global scale. We focus on six key areas:
Plant breeding does far more
than just feed the world.
Our work prioritizes:
Gender equality, equity and participation
Nutrition and food safety
Resilience and risk management
How we work
Centers of Innovation for Crop Improvement
Empowering a variety of growth & improvement
We are working to accelerate the breeding of locally and regionally adapted crop varieties targeted to smallholder farmers. The Innovation Lab will serve as a catalyst for these crops: