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BMGF - Agricultural Development Grant Overview

  1. 1. AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENTGRANT OVERVIEWThe foundation’s Agricultural Development initiative works with a wide range of partners to increase opportunities for millions of small farmers in the developing worldto boost their yields, increase their incomes, and build better lives. We take a comprehensive approach—from investing in improved seeds and healthy soil to supportingeffective farm management practices and expanding small farmers’ access to markets. We also support efforts to improve data and policies that can benefit small farmers.This list contains all closed and active grants in our Agricultural Development portfolio. PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS AND MARKET ACCESS GRANTEE PROJECT NAME AMOUNT (U.S.) START DATE END DATE DESCRIPTION Acumen Fund, Inc. Acumen Agricultural Facility $6,739,795 2009 2012 This grant provides capital and capacity building to entrepreneurs in East Africa and South Asia in an effort to improve smallholders access to agricultural inputs and equipment. Agribusiness Systems Sunhara India: Improve $4,075,918 2009 2012 This project seeks to improve horticulture production International Horticulture Production practices and increase smallholder incomes in India Practices and Increase through farmer outreach efforts to improve production Incomes by Linking Farmers and post-harvest practices, linkages to new sources to a Diverse Set of Buyers of market information and distribution channels, and the provision of information and access to finance and technology for women farmers. Alliance for a Green AGRA Market Access $28,000,000 2010 2014 This reinvestment in the Market Access Program Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Program Reinvestment continues efforts to increase the income of smallholder farmers marketing staple food crops. Alliance for a Green AGRA Market Access $15,000,000 2008 2010 This grant initiated the AGRA Market Access Program to Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Program improve market infrastructure for small farmers in Africa.GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | APRIL 2011 www.gatesfoundation.org | 1
  2. 2. PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS AND MARKET ACCESS (CONT.) GRANTEE PROJECT NAME AMOUNT (U.S.) START DATE END DATE DESCRIPTION Alliance for a Green Farm Organization Support $6,700,000 2010 2015 To increase smallholder farmer incomes, this support Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Centre for Africa (FOSCA) center aims to build the technical, organizational and management capabilities of farmers’ organizations. It will also seek to enhance institutional linkages among farmer organizations in Mali, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Ghana. Alliance for a Green AGRA Program for African $100,000,000 2006 2011 This project links training and support to national breeding Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Seed Systems (PASS) programs that use conventional breeding with investment in private sector seed production and distribution to provide access to seed of new crop varieties to small farmer in 13 Sub-Saharan African countries.  Alliance for a Green AGRA Soil Health Program $164,580,000 2007 2013 This program will help build a sustainable foundation Revolution in Africa (AGRA) for the agricultural sector growth by restoring African soil fertility through the use of improved soil fertility management practices and fertilizers that stably increase crop productivity. American Institutes for Farmer Voice Radio $9,969,232 2009 2013 This project supports the creation of a network of radio Research in the Behavioral broadcasters, farmer groups, knowledge partners, Sciences ministries of agriculture, and the private sector to provide smallholder farmers with accurate, relevant and timely agricultural information in Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Mali, Ghana, and Tanzania. Association for Progressive South African Mobile $132,224 2009 2009 This grant developed a proposal aimed at strengthening Communications Solutions for African the work of specific grantees through mobile phone Agriculture applications. It sought to leverage the mobile technology system in South Africa to serve the information and communication needs of the agricultural development community. BAIF Development Research Strategic Planning $182,152 2008 2008 This grant supported strategic planning for a scalable Foundation for Upscaling of Dairy and profitable business model to deliver high- Husbandry-Based quality cattle breeding services to smallholder and Sustainable Livelihoods landless farmers in India. The project also studied ways to develop stronger market linkages with the dairy industry, explored ways to reduce the cost per beneficiary served, and enhanced farmer incomes by developing a package of livestock services.GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | APRIL 2011 www.gatesfoundation.org | 2
  3. 3. PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS AND MARKET ACCESS (CONT.) GRANTEE PROJECT NAME AMOUNT (U.S.) START DATE END DATE DESCRIPTION BAIF Development Research Determining a Financially $6,248,633 2009 2015 This project works to test different models to determine Foundation Sustainable Model for a financially sustainable model for delivering livestock Delivering Artificial artificial insemination services and other inputs to poor Insemination Services and dairy farmers in India, including women, to improve the Other Inputs to Poor Farmers genetics and productivity of their animals and increase in India farmers incomes. Bioversity International Agricultural Geospatial $1,766,369 2009 2010 This grant worked to improve small farmers’ access Information Leveraging to information to enhance productivity by designing, Environment (AGILE) specifying, costing, and planning to establish agricultural mapping platforms for Africa. CARE Strengthening the Dairy $5,250,000 2007 2011 This project works to improve the livelihoods of small Value Chain in Bangladesh dairy farmers, mostly women, in northwest Bangladesh by aggregating producers to increase their access to extension services; increasing their access to quality animal health services, artificial insemination services, and other inputs; and linking them to formal and informal marketing systems. Centro Internacional de African Soil Information $15,240,724 2009 2012 This project will create an information system comprised Agricultura Tropical Service (AfSIS) of a high-resolution functional soil map of Africa and associated data. It will also provide recommendations for soil fertility management to inform soil improvement strategies by stakeholders in African development, including farmer organizations and policymakers. Centro Internacional Orange Fleshed Sweet $6,000,000 2005 2010 This project worked to reduce vitamin A deficiency by de Agricultura Tropical Potato Reaching End Users developing marketing and distribution strategies for the orange-fleshed sweet potato—a nutrient-dense, biofortified food containing high amounts of beta-carotene. Centro Internacional de Extension Manual and $281,055 2009 2009 This project developed and published a comprehensive Agricultura Tropical Reference Text for Integrated review and reference book, “Integrated Soil Fertility Soil Fertility Management Management in Africa.” CNFA Commercial Strengthening $2,990,964 2008 2012 This project aims to increase smallholder cocoa of Smallholder Cocoa producers’ adoption of improved inputs and farm Production Project (CSSCPP) management practices through a collaboration with a private-sector input supplier and a well-established farmers organization.GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | APRIL 2011 www.gatesfoundation.org | 3
  4. 4. PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS AND MARKET ACCESS (CONT.) GRANTEE PROJECT NAME AMOUNT (U.S.) START DATE END DATE DESCRIPTION Cooperative League Cotton Value Chain $3,858,858 2009 2011 This project aims to improve the cotton value chain in of the USA Improvement in Central central Mozambique and increase smallholder farmer Mozambique profits by increasing yields, diversifying the farming system, providing literacy and business training, and linking farmers to markets. Deutsche Gesellschaft Competitive African Cashew $25,374,840 2009 2013 This project seeks to develop competitive African cashew für Internationale Value Chains for Pro-Poor value chains to increase income for poor farmers by Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Growth improving the productivity and quality of raw cashew nut production, promoting African cashew processing, and improving market linkages. Deutsche Investitions- und Competitive African Cotton $24,400,000 2009 2012 This project seeks to develop competitive African cotton Entwicklungssgesellschaft for Pro-Poor Growth value chains by strengthening the capacity of small mbH cotton farmers to increase their productivity, diversify their crops, increase food production, facilitate access to microcredit, and establish sustainable business linkages. Digital Green Foundation Participatory Video and $2,861,910 2008 2012 This grant seeks to test an agricultural extension Mediated Instruction for method involving the production of videos featuring Agricultural Extension local farmers and their innovative agricultural practices. The grantee is training, supporting, and managing local partners to produce and catalog of videos, while creating a platform for global accessibility and local repurposing of video content. Farm Concern International Improving Domestic $5,596,772 2010 2015 This project works to increase smallholder farmer Marketing of Horticulture and trader incomes in targeted regions of Kenya, Products Tanzania, Rwanda, and Malawi by aggregating farmer communities to develop skills, meet consumer demands in horticulture, and facilitate producer-wholesaler relationships. Food & Agricultural Research Animal Health Services $5,188,438 2010 2015 This project works to increase the incomes of poor Management Limited Franchising Business for livestock owners in Kenya and improve animal welfare the Delivery of Vaccines and and food security by establishing veterinary franchises Pharmaceuticals in Kenya offering affordable veterinary drugs, vaccines, diagnostic tests, feed, and other inputs.GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | APRIL 2011 www.gatesfoundation.org | 4
  5. 5. PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS AND MARKET ACCESS (CONT.) GRANTEE PROJECT NAME AMOUNT (U.S.) START DATE END DATE DESCRIPTION Global Alliance for Livestock Protecting Livestock – Saving $22,515,040 2008 2011 This project seeks to improve the incomes and nutrition Veterinary Medicines Human Life of poor livestock keepers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by developing vaccines that address major livestock diseases and by creating a business plan to reach livestock owners making less than $1 per day. Grameen Foundation USA Building and Scaling the $4,690,418 2009 2012 This project aims to reduce the adoption cost of new Community Knowledge agricultural practices and increase farmer income by Worker Network developing a Community Knowledge Worker Network using mobile phones to increase the reach of agricultural information in Uganda. GSMA Foundation Farmer Helpline $2,985,090 2009 2011 This project engages the mobile phone industry to accelerate the availability of farmer helplines for smallholder farmers. It aims to increase the quality of a farmer helpline in India and use lessons learned to catalyze farmer helpline initiatives in South Asia and East Africa. Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung Building a Coffee Farmers’ $3,999,894 2009 2013 This project provides small farmers with technical Alliance in Uganda assistance in coffee farm management practices and organizes farmers to enable them to capture a greater portion of the value of their crops through improved quality and marketing. Heifer Project International, East Africa Dairy $42,850,000 2007 2011 This project aims to increase the incomes of small dairy Inc. Development farmers by targeting interventions along the dairy value chain to link farmers in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda to growing milk markets. Specifically, it works with farmer-owned chilling plants and informal collection points to improve their businesses and create “hubs” of services, including animal health and artificial insemination services. IDEO Interactive Platform for the $499,979 2010 2012 This grant adapts and disseminates the Human-Centered Human-Centered Design Design Toolkit to agricultural project planners and Toolkit designers to encourage peer-to-peer learning about farmer-centered program and technology design.GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | APRIL 2011 www.gatesfoundation.org | 5
  6. 6. PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS AND MARKET ACCESS (CONT.) GRANTEE PROJECT NAME AMOUNT (U.S.) START DATE END DATE DESCRIPTION International Bank for Global Agriculture and Food $30,000,000 2010 2012 This grant contributes to a global trust fund that supports Reconstruction and Security Program (GAFSP) efforts to improve agricultural productivity and food Development security in the developing world. International Development Rural Prosperity Initiative $7,315,925 2011 2013 This initiative enables smallholder adoption of micro- Enterprises (RPI), Phase II irrigation technologies to produce high-value horticulture crops for commercial markets. International Development Connecting Dollar-a-Day $14,244,609 2009 2010 This project developed and sought to improve water Enterprises Farmers to Affordable control technologies by linking impoverished farmers to Small-Plot Irrigation and markets and affordable small-plot irrigation technologies. Markets, Rural Prosperity Initiative (RPI) International Development India MicroIrrigation: $27,116,863 2007 2011 This project seeks to increase the incomes of small farm- Enterprises Enabling Smallholder ers by developing and marketing a value chain of afford- Prosperity able micro-irrigation technologies, training farmers to use micro-irrigation, and linking farmers to high-value crops. International Water Agricultural Water $9,012,826 2009 2011 This project analyzes the agricultural landscape in six Management Institute Management (AWM) countries in Africa and three states in India to assess the Landscape Analysis feasibility and potential impacts of agricultural water management interventions. Iowa State University of Seed Policy Enhancement in $1,459,460 2010 2013 This project is designed to facilitate access to seed Science and Technology African Regions of improved varieties for small farmers in selected African countries. It aims to enable the implementation of agreed-on variety release procedures and develop mechanisms to address foundation seed needs by creating mechanisms for access to new varieties. KickStart International KickStart in Tanzania — $8,196,637 2009 2010 This project promoted the sale of small-scale irrigation Helping People Out of pumps to farmers in Tanzania by supporting efforts to Poverty Using Small-Scale drive down the cost of pumps and increase local partner Pump Technologies participation. Landesa Micro-Land Ownership for $6,728,806 2008 2013 This project works with the governments of Orissa and India’s Landless Agricultural West Bengal to provide secure tenure to a profitable mi- Laborers cro-plot of land to poor, landless women and their families.GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | APRIL 2011 www.gatesfoundation.org | 6
  7. 7. PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS AND MARKET ACCESS (CONT.) GRANTEE PROJECT NAME AMOUNT (U.S.) START DATE END DATE DESCRIPTION Massachusetts Institute of Agricultural Technology $4,465,071 2009 2015 This initiative seeks to identify the most effective ways Technology Adoption Initiative of disseminating appropriate agricultural technologies to small farmers by designing and testing cost effective strategies that increase adoption. National Peace Corps Africa Rural Connect, Phase II $498,693 2009 2011 This project supports the development and expansion Association of Africa Rural Connect, a web-based social network focused on addressing agricultural development in Sub-Saharan Africa. NetHope Weather Information for $334,676 2010 2011 This grant supports business plan development for Development (WIND): an initiative to increase reliable weather and climate Support Planning and information for farmers throughout Africa. Business Plan Development Pride Africa Making the Value Chain $748,463 2009 2010 This project aimed to support smallholder farmers Work for Smallholder in western Kenya by developing a value chain for Farmers in Kenya sunflower oilseed; facilitating credit access; and linking smallholders to inputs, markets, and financing. Professional Assistance for Developing Farm-Based $9,693,389 2009 2013 This project seeks to increase access to inputs, services, Development Action Livelihoods in Endemically and technologies in poor regions of India by developing Poor Regions of India community-based watershed management and mobilizing poor rural women into self-help groups. Purdue University Hermetic Storage for $11,414,417 2007 2012 This project works to minimize post-harvest cowpea Cowpea in West and Central losses in West and Central Africa by educating Africa smallholder farmers on the use of triple-layer storage bags, and supporting the establishment of a sustainable supply chain to ensure local access to the bags. Rainforest Alliance, Inc. New Business Models $5,277,660 2007 2011 This action-research project, coordinated by the for Sustainable Trading Sustainable Food Lab, consists of four pilot projects Relationships testing business models that are based on shared risks, responsibilities, and benefits among value chain actors, with the goal of enabling small farmers to participate in international markets. Root Capital Inc. Finance for Small and $10,000,000 2009 2013 This loan provides capital to rural enterprises that Growing Rural Businesses connect smallholders to markets. Note: this loan is in Africa accompanied by a supporting grant.GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | APRIL 2011 www.gatesfoundation.org | 7
  8. 8. PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS AND MARKET ACCESS (CONT.) GRANTEE PROJECT NAME AMOUNT (U.S.) START DATE END DATE DESCRIPTION Root Capital Inc. Finance for Small and $4,000,000 2009 2013 This grant supports our loan to Root Capital to provide Growing Rural Businesses rural enterprises with technical assistance and in Africa connections to commercial finance providers to promote their growth and sustainability. TechnoServe, Inc. Soy Value Chains: Linking $8,000,000 2010 2014 This project aims to link small-scale soy producers to Small-Scale Soy Producers buyers, including feed processors, in Mozambique and to Industrial Feed Processors Zambia. It works to introduce soy into crop rotations, develop risk mitigation tools, increase soybean production, and develop models to link farmers to markets. TechnoServe, Inc. Increasing Farmer Incomes $7,430,302 2009 2013 This project aims to increase annual smallholder incomes From Fruit in East Africa from fruit production by developing fruit and fruit juice Through Integrated hubs in Sub-Saharan Africa. It helps local small-scale Interventions in Production fruit farmers organize farmer groups that are providing and Processing training, access to inputs, credit, and market information. They are also helping larger commercial hubs coordinate bulk sales of members’ produce. TechnoServe, Inc. Doubling Coffee Incomes in $46,955,200 2007 2011 This project works to develop East Africas comparative East Africa advantage in specialty coffee through interventions designed to improve quality, increase production, and link smallholders to specialty coffee buyers. TechnoServe, Inc. Soybean Productivity $132,139 2009 2010 This project aimed to enhance soybean productivity Enhancement in Southeast by developing a scalable and profitable business Rajasthan model that delivers training and credit to smallholder soy farmers in India and developing stronger market linkages with soy processors. The Green Belt Movement Community Dam Projects in $110,000 2008 2008 This grant supported proposal development to construct International Semi-Arid Areas of Kenya small, low-cost sand dams that better allow smallholder farmers to deal with erratic and scarce rainfall. United Nations Development Expansion of Successful $18,999,839 2007 2012 This project seeks to improve womens income by Program Poverty Reduction and installing multifunctional platforms and increasing Womens Empowerment management capacity among womens groups in four Models in West Africa countries in West Africa.GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | APRIL 2011 www.gatesfoundation.org | 8
  9. 9. PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS AND MARKET ACCESS (CONT.) GRANTEE PROJECT NAME AMOUNT (U.S.) START DATE END DATE DESCRIPTION United Nations Program Increase Smallholder $493,500 2008 2010 This project aimed to inform policymakers about market on HIV/AIDS Production Through opportunities for smallholder farmers to supply food to TB, Structured Demand HIV, and orphan and vulnerable children (OVC) programs. It identified potential partners, analyzed local procurement models, and concluded that the largest potential of the themes studied was through OVC programs. United Nations World Food Local Procurement: $1,101,365 2009 2011 Through the World Food Program’s REACH partnership, Program A Double Benefit of this grant seeks to combat child hunger and Combating Maternal and undernutrition by investigating and suggesting practical ChildMalnutrition and ways for smallholder farmers to link to maternal and Enhancing Market Linkages child feeding programs. for Smallholder Farmers United Nations World Food Purchase for Progress $66,131,200 2009 2013 This project seeks to increase smallholder farmers Program incomes by launching a program that connects farmers to World Food Program purchasing. United Nations World Food Home-Grown School Feeding $1,100,848 2007 2008 This grant sought to develop a conceptual and Program operational framework for home-grown school feeding that has the potential to create local demand for food, stimulate local production, and develop local skills. University of Greenwich, Cassava: Adding Value for $12,334,732 2008 2013 This project works to improve high-quality cassava Natural Resources Institute Africa (C:AVA) flour value chains and increase incomes of smallholder farmer households in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, and Malawi. The grantee trains smallholder farmers in processing methods, facilitates partnerships between farmers and buyers, and provides technical services to processing and bakery associations. World Cocoa Foundation Improving the Livelihoods $22,875,000 2009 2014 This project aims to improve the livelihoods of West of West African Smallholder African cocoa farmers by improving quality and production Cocoa Farmers techniques, reducing losses, and engaging group market- ing arrangements and access to market information. World University Service of African Farm Radio Results $3,995,720 2010 2014 The second phase of this initiative works to expand Canada Initiative, Phase II impacts of the first phase by scaling up adoption of best practices and strengthen the capacity of radio stations to reach smallholder farmers in Malawi, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Mali, and Ethiopia.GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | APRIL 2011 www.gatesfoundation.org | 9
  10. 10. PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS AND MARKET ACCESS GRANTEE PROJECT NAME AMOUNT (U.S.) START DATE END DATE DESCRIPTION World University Service of African Farm Radio Research $4,059,901 2007 2010 This initiative researched best practices for using Canada Initiative, Phase I radio-based communications to enhance food security for smallholder farmers in Mali, Ghana, Uganda, and Tanzania. World Vision Raising the Incomes of $6,411,770 2008 2014 This project works to raise incomes and develop capacity Smallholder Farmers in the of small farmers in Angolas central highlands by Central Highlands of Angola: enabling them to produce quality horticultural products, A Model Project for Improv- linking them to national markets, and educating them ing Agricultural Value Chains about processing and marketing practices. in Post-Conflict NationsGLOBAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | APRIL 2011 www.gatesfoundation.org | 10
  11. 11. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT GRANTEE PROJECT NAME AMOUNT (U.S.) START DATE END DATE DESCRIPTION Administrators of the Tulane Weather Surfaces: $482,063 2009 2010 This project worked to improve food security and Educational Fund Agricultural Information economic growth by creating interactive tools that better System predict temperatures, rainfall, and pest problems. African Agricultural Water Efficient Maize for $37,758,829 2007 2013 This project seeks to develop drought-tolerant maize Technology Foundation Africa (WEMA) varieties to benefit smallholder African farmers in five countries. A portion of this grant funds research that uses transgenic approaches. (Monsanto is a subcontractor to AATF on this grant.) Asian Vegetable Research and Vegetable Breeding and $12,083,990 2010 2011 This project seeks to increase smallholder farmers Development Center Seed Systems incomes and improve their health and nutrition by building the capacity of vegetable breeding and supply programs to provide an increased supply of well-adapted vegetable varieties. Biotechnology and Biological Sustainable Crop Production $8,000,000 2010 2017 This project - funded in partnership with the Sciences Research Council Research for International governments of India and the United Kingdom — Development establishes a research program on sustainable crop production and food security for smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Catholic Relief Services Great Lakes Cassava $21,876,316 2007 2011 This project aims to improve the cassava harvest for Initiative small farmers by preventing cassava diseases, improving farmer-preferred varieties and planting practices, and developing new technologies for diagnosing and tracking the disease in national laboratories. Centro Internacional Double Haploid Breeding for $1,390,571 2010 2013 This project aims to develop a new tool for cassava de Agricultura Tropical Cassava Enhancement breeders to make it easier and faster for them to breed improved varieties for African farmers. Centro Internacional Tropical Soil Biology and $4,825,343 2008 2011 This project aims to develop a system of data on the value de Agricultura Tropical Fertility Institute of commercial agricultural products in Sub-Saharan Africa. It identifies which products improve and sustain crop yields so they can be scaled up. Centro Internacional de Drought Tolerant Maize for $5,800,000 2006 2007 This project worked to reduce maize farmers vulner- Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo Africa – Phase I ability and increase their food security by developing and making available conventionally bred drought-tolerant maize varieties for client communities in 13 Sub-Saharan African countries.GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | APRIL 2011 www.gatesfoundation.org | 11
  12. 12. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (CONT.) GRANTEE PROJECT NAME AMOUNT (U.S.) START DATE END DATE DESCRIPTION Centro Internacional de Drought Tolerant Maize for $33,301,753 2007 2011 This project seeks to help small farmers increase maize Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo Africa – Phase II productivity by breeding drought-tolerant maize varieties in 13 Sub-Saharan African countries. Centro Internacional de Tropical Legumes I, Phase I $9,650,262 2007 2010 This project worked to improve yields of groundnut, com- Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo mon bean, chickpea, and cowpea by identifying molecu- lar markers that resist pests, diseases, and drought. Centro Internacional de Tropical Legumes I, Phase II $8,468,135 2010 2014 This project helps national and international breeding Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo programs accelerate the development of robust new varieties by strengthening their abilities to use molecular markers and controlled field screening plots. Centro Internacional de Integrated Breeding $11,994,250 2009 2014 This project works to provide access to modern breeding Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo Platform technologies and improve plant breeding efficiency in developing countries by creating a platform of tools, databases, and services of staple crops in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Centro Internacional de Improved Maize for African $17,309,632 2009 2014 This project seeks to increase maize yields and Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo Soils (IMAS) smallholders’ incomes by developing new maize varieties that are more nitrogen efficient and adapted to Africas nitrogen-deficient soils. A portion of this grant funds research that uses transgenic breeding. (Pioneer is a subcontractor to CIMMYT on this grant.) Chinese Academy of Green Super Rice for the $18,243,636 2008 2011 This project aims to increase rice production by Agricultural Sciences Resource-Poor of Africa developing and testing new varieties of rice that are and Asia higher yielding and more resilient. Cornell University Durable Rust Resistance in $26,830,848 2009 2012 This grant works to protect poor farmers in vulnerable Wheat (DRRW), Phase I regions by developing improved rust resistant wheat varieties, funding planning and advocacy efforts, investigating different approaches to durably protecting wheat plants from rust diseases, and supporting disease screening facilities in Kenya and Ethiopia. A portion of this grant uses transgenic techniques as a research tool.GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | APRIL 2011 www.gatesfoundation.org | 12
  13. 13. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (CONT.) GRANTEE PROJECT NAME AMOUNT (U.S.) START DATE END DATE DESCRIPTION Cornell University Durable Rust Resistance in $25,000,000 2011 2016 This grant works to protect wheat farmers in East Africa Wheat (DRRW), Phase II and South Asia from the risk of massive crop losses stemming from wheat rust diseases by engaging in disease surveillance, screening, breeding, and pre- breeding activities, while mobilizing international awareness of the threat and a coordinated global response building on the Phase I grant. Diagnostics for All                Point of Care Diagnostics              $1,988,318           2011  2013 This project supports the development of three diagnostic tests: bovine pregnancy, milk quality, and aflatoxin detection. Donald Danforth Plant BioCassava Plus $5,157,560 2011 2014 This grant aims to develop varieties of cassava with Science Center enhanced levels of beta carotene and iron for small farmers in Nigeria, and with beta carotene, iron, and protein for small farmers in Kenya. A portion of this grant funds research that uses transgenic breeding. Donald Danforth Plant Biosafety Resource Network $5,345,895 2008 2012 This project provides technical assistance to researchers Science Center developing more nutritious varieties of staple crops using biotechnology. It helps the researchers assess the safety of their products for human health and the environment. European Molecular Biology Wheat Rust Genomic $478,458 2010 2012 This project aims to improve crop protection strategies Laboratory Analysis to Enable Improved through analysis and public data sharing about the Crop Protection Strategies fungus responsible for wheat stem rust disease. Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung Farmer 2 Farmer Learning $394,460 2008 2010 This project supported the development of a software tool to enable farmers and the actors that support them to make more informed decisions based on robust data capturing the details of farmers’ investment choices, outputs, and income. International Crops Research Harnessing Opportunities for $18,000,000 2009 2013 This project aims to increase yields of sorghum, pearl Institute for the Semi-Arid Productivity Enhancement millet, and finger millet by developing and delivering Tropics (HOPE) of Sorghum and improved varieties and management practices Millets in Sub-Saharan Africa appropriate to the needs of farmers, consumers, and and South Asia processors in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | APRIL 2011 www.gatesfoundation.org | 13
  14. 14. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (CONT.) GRANTEE PROJECT NAME AMOUNT (U.S.) START DATE END DATE DESCRIPTION International Crops Research Tropical Legumes II $20,480,000 2007 2011 This project works to enhance food security and Institute for the Semi-Arid increase farmer incomes by developing new varieties of Tropics tropical legumes. International Food Policy HarvestPlus II $45,000,000 2009 2013 This project continues to support development and Research Institute delivery of biofortified staple crops, including maize, sweet potato, beans, millet, cassava, rice, and wheat, to reduce micronutrient deficiencies in developing countries. This phase of work focuses on crop improvement, nutrition retention, and efficacy studies, collaborating with institutions. A portion of this grant funds research that uses transgenic approaches. International Food Policy HarvestPlus Bridge $8,850,000 2007 2008 This project financed a bridge year for HarvestPlus to Research Institute transition to a product-focused approach and supported the research and development of biofortified staple crops for developing countries. A portion of this grant funds research that uses transgenic breeding. International Institute of Cassava Brown Streak $2,424,683 2009 2013 This project supports national research institutes in Tropical Agriculture Disease Resistance Uganda and Tanzania to develop new varieties of cassava that are resistant to Cassava Brown Streak Disease to benefit farmers who rely on cassava as a primary staple crop. A portion of this grant funds research that uses transgenic breeding. International Rice Research Stress-Tolerant Rice for $19,896,653 2007 2011 This project worked to reduce poverty and stabilize Institute Africa and South Asia rice production by developing rice varieties tolerant to (STRASA) drought, submergence, salt, iron toxicity, and cold and then making seed available in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. International Rice Research Golden Rice $8,787,000 2011 2014 This grant aims to improve the health of millions across Institute the Philippines and Bangladesh by developing local varieties of rice that contain beta carotene. A portion of this grant funds research that uses transgenic approaches.GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | APRIL 2011 www.gatesfoundation.org | 14
  15. 15. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (CONT.) GRANTEE PROJECT NAME AMOUNT (U.S.) START DATE END DATE DESCRIPTION International Rice Research Cereal Systems Initiative for $19,593,513 2009 2011 This project aims to decrease hunger and increase Institute South Asia (CSISA) income for poor farmers in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan through improved rice, wheat, and maize varieties; resource conservation technologies; beneficial policies; and increased capacity for local stakeholders. International Rice Research C4-Rice $11,017,675 2008 2012 This project aims to increase yields and decrease the Institute amount of water and fertilizer needed to grow rice by speeding up the photosynthesis process in the plant. A portion of this grant funds research that uses transgenic approaches. Massachusetts Institute of Catalytic Reduction of $393,706 2009 2012 This project aims to develop a solution to a major Technology Dinitrogen challenge in synthesizing nitrogen fertilizers using lower energy and capital costs by testing current theory about improving the catalytic turnover in the manufacturing process. Meridian Institute Innovations for Soil Health $857,391 2008 2010 This project funded a technology assessment process in Africa and Asia that aims to research and identify technologies to improve the soil health in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. It aimed to identify at least two promising technologies for further investment and development, as well as describe the risk and benefits of other technologies with potential. Meridian Institute Innovations for Agricultural $1,794,802 2009 2010 This project worked to apply emerging science and Value Chains in Africa: technology to inefficiencies in the African agricultural Applying Emerging Science value chain. and Technology to African Agricultural Value Chain Inefficiencies Mikocheni Agricultural Cassava Diagnostics $1,236,383 2008 2011 This research program works to develop improved Research Institute Research Program understanding of Cassava Mosaic Disease and Cassava Brown Streak Disease, using detailed surveillance maps and diagnostic tools. The project strengthens eastern and southern African research institutions to develop sustain- able solutions to controlling these viruses. A portion of this grant uses transgenic breeding as a research tool.GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | APRIL 2011 www.gatesfoundation.org | 15
  16. 16. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (CONT.) GRANTEE PROJECT NAME AMOUNT (U.S.) START DATE END DATE DESCRIPTION National Science Foundation Basic Research to Enable $24,000,000 2009 2015 This competitive award program solicits novel ideas that Agricultural Development offer the potential to solve critical problems impacting smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. A number of the projects funded by this partnership will use transgenic breeding as a research tool. Regents of the University of Generation of Wheat $346,263 2009 2011 This project tests a strategy to engineer wheat rust California, Davis Resistant to Multiple Rust immunity based on molecular understanding of the Diseases Using RNAi disease and ultimately develop wheat varieties that are resistant to rust diseases that threaten the food supplies of multiple developing countries. A portion of this grant funds research that uses transgenic breeding. Shanghai Institute of Systems Biology Framework $481,388 2010 2012 This project seeks to increase rice growers income and Biological Sciences for Engineering C4 Rice reduce poverty and hunger by constructing a roadmap for building C4 photosynthesis into rice for higher yields and lower input requirements. Social Profit Network UV Milk Sterilization $294,671 2008 2009 This project designed and tested small-scale UV-C milk sterilization prototypes to increase the length of time milk can be stored on farms and in transit. Southern African NGO Mobile Technology Solutions $2,957,196 2010 2014 This project seeks to leverage the mobile phone Network for Small-Scale Agriculture technology sector in South Africa to meet the needs of in Africa smallholder farmers and other users on the continent. The grantee intends to develop, implement, and evaluate a range of mobile phone applications to meet the needs of agricultural support organizations and to train farmers and others to use these applications to boost incomes and increase effectiveness. The International Potato Sweetpotato Action for $21,250,000 2009 2014 This project aims to produce high-yielding, locally Center Security and Health in Africa adapted varieties of sweet potato that are resistant to (SASHA) weevils and have increased levels of vitamin A in order to reduce childhood mortality and blindness related to vitamin A deficiency. Varieties will be selected by African farmers and bred in Africa to help farming families in Sub-Saharan Africa improve their productivity, incomes, and nutrition. A portion of this grant funds research that uses transgenic breeding.GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | APRIL 2011 www.gatesfoundation.org | 16
  17. 17. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (CONT.) GRANTEE PROJECT NAME AMOUNT (U.S.) START DATE END DATE DESCRIPTION United Nations Foundation Securing the Biological Basis $29,911,740 2006 2011 This project works to secure the genetic diversity of crops of Agriculture and Promoting important to farmers in developing countries by ensuring Greater Use of Crop Genetic seed samples at gene banks are viable, upgrading Resources gene bank storage facilities, and improving information systems so that breeders have access to important traits. University of Arizona Cassava Genomics: Bridging $1,318,747 2009 2013 This research project develops tools to improve the speed Foundation the Gap Between Sequence and efficiency of cassava breeding, with an initial focus and Breeding Applications on enhancing African breeding programs for resistance to Cassava Brown Streak Disease. University of Georgia Reducing Disease in $150,000 2010 2011 This project works to combat viral disease affecting Research Foundation, Inc. Livestock chickens in Africa by producing lines that show resistance to disease. University of New England Identifying Appropriate $2,895,698 2010 2012 This project works to determine which types of livestock Germplasm and Delivery smallholder dairy farmers prefer, and then develops Mechanism partnerships and a business model to help fill this need. Wageningen University N2 Africa: Putting Nitrogen $19,204,955 2009 2013 This project aims to increase legume productivity, family Fixation to Work for nutrition, soil health, cropping systems, and farm income Smallholder Farmers in for small farmers in Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria, Ghana, Africa Kenya, Rwanda, and Malawi by expanding the use of selected legumes, proven tools of biological nitrogen fixation, and sound agronomic principles.GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | APRIL 2011 www.gatesfoundation.org | 17
  18. 18. TRAINING, OUTREACH, AND CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTEE PROJECT NAME AMOUNT (U.S.) START DATE END DATE DESCRIPTION AfricaBio Agriculture and Technology $270,170 2009 2010 This initiative brought together African civil society Communication Capacity organizations to identify the most effective means of Building & Outreach for raising public awareness of agriculture and technology Africa issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. African Economic Research Collaborative Master of $6,012,824 2009 2014 This project works to produce a cadre of African Consortium (AERC) Science in Agricultural and economists and agribusiness professionals able to Applied Economics (CMAAE) use modern analytical tools to produce fact-based assessments of agricultural policy and business options. American Institutes for Farm Radio $590,239 2008 2009 This planning grant supported the development of Research in the Behavioral a project proposal for the use of radio as a tool for Sciences interactive extension on a large scale in Africa. It supported strategy development to reach small farmers, identifying prospective partners, and developing a plan for large scale use of radio. Ashoka Innovations in Agriculture $15,084,305 2008 2013 This project works to reduce poverty and promote positive social change in rural economies by identifying and supporting Indian and African social entrepreneurs in agricultural development. Asian Vegetable Research General Operating Support $250,000 2010 2011 This grant provides general operating support. and Development Center Association of Public and Africa-U.S. Higher Education $200,273 2009 2010 This grant continued support of institutional partnerships Land-Grant Universities Initiative between African and U.S. higher education institutions by investing in the initiatives outreach efforts, partnership brokering, and learning activities. CAB International African Soil Health $4,529,792 2010 2014 This consortium disseminates information on integrated Consortium soil fertility management in various formats with the goal of increasing smallholder farm productivity. Congressional Hunger Center General Operating Support $24,581 2009 2010 This grant provided general operating support. Cornell University Scientific Information for $1,797,835 2010 2013 This project seeks to provide scientific information for Agricultural Education in agricultural education in Africa by installing searchable, Africa (TEEAL) off-line electronic agricultural libraries at universities in Sub-Saharan Africa and providing training to faculty and librarians.GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | APRIL 2011 www.gatesfoundation.org | 18
  19. 19. TRAINING, OUTREACH, AND CAPACITY BUILDING (CONT.) GRANTEE PROJECT NAME AMOUNT (U.S.) START DATE END DATE DESCRIPTION Ecoagriculture International General Operating Support $275,000 2010 2011 This grant provides general operating support Inc. Ecoagriculture International Strengthening the $125,074 2009 2010 This project aimed to strengthen approaches to ecoag- Inc. Approaches to ricultural landscape management in Africa by develop- Ecoagriculture Landscape ing a proposal to strengthen capacities and methods Management in Africa for planning, monitoring, and assessing ecoagriculture management for smallholder farmers in the East African highlands and West African Sahelian drylands. Global Business School Health and Agribusiness $182,205 2010 2011 This project convenes African business school leaders Network Management and to create fundable strategies for business schools Leadership Program to effectively play a positive role in the health and agricultural sectors. Grameen Foundation USA Sustaining Agriculture: $393,896 2008 2010 This grant supported the creation of a Community Cultivating the Community Knowledge Worker Network in Uganda to provide Knowledge Worker communities access to a range of agricultural information. Imperial College London Home Grown School Feeding $9,588,492 2009 2014 This project aims to increase incomes for smallholder farmers, create rural jobs, and improve child nutrition in 10 Sub-Saharan African countries by providing training and technical support to country-level teams of stakeholders. Institute of Development Agricultural Learning and $2,676,910 2010 2011 This grant supports research, methodology development, Studies Impact Network (ALINe) capacity building and tools for practitioners in the field of evaluation and measurement in the agricultural development sector. International Bank for 2008 Global Development $1,030,900 2008 2009 This competition worked to identify promising, innovative Reconstruction and Marketplace Competition projects and programs that impact agriculture. Development International Center for General Operating Support $4,000,000 2008 2012 This grant provides general operating support to the Research on Women International Center for Research on Women. International Centre for Biosafety Capacity Building $3,023,113 2008 2011 This project seeks to improve the ability of African Genetic Engineering and regulatory bodies to regulate crop biotechnology according Biotechnology to best international practices and the latest research.GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | APRIL 2011 www.gatesfoundation.org | 19

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