This new Innovation Lab is part of a broader crop improvement research strategy developed from the results of a study that USAID commissioned to determine where investments in crops could make the greatest impact in poverty and hunger reduction. That study was part of a series of extensive planning consultations with other donors to the CGIAR to focus investments toward a shared global science agenda around crop improvement.
USAID believes that US researchers play an important role in crop improvement research for agricultural development. We are particularly excited that the Crop Improvement Innovation Lab, as a component of the broader crop improvement framework, strategically leverages the unique strengths and capacities of the U.S. university community. Furthermore, the Crop Improvement Innovation Lab will ensure strong engagement and linkages among U.S. universities, international research institutions, and NARSs in USAID target countries.
For more information for the upcoming opportunity, visit: https://www.usaid.gov/business-forecast/search/award/d173bad98a