Transforming Farming Systems for Smallholders
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification (SIIL), along with the associated Geospatial and Farming Systems Research Consortium and the Appropriate Scale Mechanization Consortium, will produce measurable impacts on reducing global hunger, poverty and improving the nutrition of smallholder farmers.
The focus countries are Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Tanzania and Cambodia. Activities are focused on four core areas: to sustainably increase the production of nutritious food and encourage dietary diversity of smallholder and women farmers, to increase the involvement and empowerment of women in agricultural production and processing, to increase food production through improved crop-production technologies while minimizing environmental impact, and the prevention of food loss and waste and improving food safety.
New Funding Opportunity
The SIIL recently issued a Request for Concept Note for a Research Output Dissemination Study. The objective of this study is to gain a better understanding of the dissemination, use, and adoption of research outputs of the Feed the Future Innovation Labs (ILs) and Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs) after they are transferred to or taken up by an entity that is facilitating their dissemination and use by end users. Please visit the submission site for full details and to download the official solicitation. Concept notes will be accepted until 11:59pm Central Time on October 5, 2017.
The First International Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition Conference will be held at the Royal University of Agriculture in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on January 10-13, 2018. The Call for Abstracts is available here, and the submission site is open until September 30, 2017.