The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development

Feed the Future Innovation Labs Regional Partners Meeting

6-9 February 2017. Dakar, Senegal. With the passage of the Global Food Security Act (GFSA) and a number of the Innovation Labs nearing the end of their programs, the Bureau for Food Security, Office of Agricultural Research and Policy of USAID, is redesigning and developing new Innovation Labs.

The Senegal meeting provided an opportunity for strategic reflection about the future of the Innovation Lab programs and the role they will play in addressing key agricultural and nutrition constraints in West Africa.

It will provide a venue for Missions, regional programs, local and international collaborators to present a vision of the strategic directions for research and the development needs of each, to be taken into consideration as new Innovation Lab programs come on board and as BFS realigns the Feed the Future Research Strategy to meet the goals of the GFSA. 

At the same time, this visioning exercise has the potential to identify new modes for interdisciplinary

and inter-Innovation Lab collaboration responsive to the demand of local and regional programs.

The meeting generate a report synthesizing:

  • Key agricultural and nutrition research and development needs for West Africa and the role of the Innovation Labs and their partners in addressing these needs;
  • Key human and institutional capacity development needs in partner institutions;
  • Opportunities for inter-Innovation Lab and interdisciplinary collaboration to meet the above needs in addition to Innovation Lab-specific contributions;
  • Visioning on the role of the Innovation Labs in the realignment of the Feed the Future Research Strategy and how the Labs will contribute to the new strategy.
Browse the list below to learn more about our 24 Feed the Future Innovation Labs or download this fact sheet for more details and contact information for each.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab Name
Lead Institution
Kansas State University
Oregon State University

University of California, Davis

The Pennsylvania State University

University of California, Davis

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate-Resilient Cowpea

University of California, Riverside

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate-Resilient Millet  

University of California, Davis

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate-Resilient Sorghum

University of Georgia

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate-Resilient Wheat

Washington State University

Purdue University

Michigan State University

University of California, Davis

Michigan State University

University of California, Davis

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

University of Florida

Tufts University
University of Georgia
Kansas State University

University of Texas, El Paso

Texas A&M University
Kansas State University
University of Illinois

Kansas State University


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