Investing in Research for Sustainable Solutions

September 14, 2016
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It’s Feed the Future Week, and all week we’ll be celebrating progress and partnerships made possible through the initiative’s innovative model for development. Feed the Future’s progress wouldn't be possible without our partners—governments, private companies, universities and research partners, other donors and civil society. Read on as we celebrate the vital partnerships that have contributed to impact across the globe.

Investing in Research for Sustainable Solutions

The value of research in helping achieve a food-secure world can’t be overstated. We need scientists, research organizations and universities around the world to lend their expertise, creativity and innovation to meet one of the greatest challenges of our time: feeding a growing planet that will be home to more than 9 billion people by 2050.

Collaboration is the key to Feed the Future’s research efforts. We’re working with U.S. and developing country scientists, researchers, international and national agricultural research institutions and universities to accelerate the development of tools and innovations that can help improve the lives of families around the world. Twenty-four U.S. university-led Feed the Future Innovation Labs are bringing together some of the best scientific minds to tackle the greatest challenges in agriculture and food security.

Over just a few short years, Feed the Future’s partners have accelerated research to develop more than 900 transformative technologies and innovations for food security, from better seeds to new animal vaccines and mobile banking. These innovations have the potential to help farming families, food producers and communities thrive.

Click on the links from partners below to read more about how university and research partners are contributing to the fight to #endhunger:

This post is part of our Feed the Future Week blog series celebrating the many different partner groups that contribute to ending global hunger, extreme poverty and undernutrition. Check out yesterday’s post on host-country governments, and check back throughout the week for more posts! 

Check out our other posts on host-country governments and civil society and NGOs