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Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet

Human and institutional capacity development

Capacity development

Human and institutional capacity development are cornerstones to the Sorghum and Millet Innovation Lab's research program. By providing training and research opportunities for graduate students, postdoctoral associates and young researchers, the Lab is investing in the future of sorghum and millet science. Young researchers play an integral role in helping conduct research and develop outreach and education methods for farmers and scientists in the Lab's focus countries and are given the opportunity to prepare for their own roles of leadership as the next generation of sorghum and millet scientists. Additionally, existing in-country institutions and programs are supported by the Lab in order to enhance each country's ability to drive its own research program.

Learn more about USAID's strategy on human and institutional capacity development.