A new database of transfer-ready food security solutions powered by GIE  

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Feed the Future, in collaboration with Global Innovation Exchange, announced the launch of Feed the Future Innovation Exchange, a new site powered by Global Innovation Exchange featuring a database of food security solutions supported by Feed the Future. 


Feed the Future, the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative, works hand-in-hand with host countries to develop their agriculture sectors, investing in new tools and approaches designed to sustainably reduce global poverty, hunger, and malnutrition. The new site aims to accelerate these transfer-ready agricultural innovations liked DryCard and Precision Fertilizer Application for Smallholders. Partners such as private companies, U.S. universities and research institutes, host country governments, and other actors in the agriculture system can use the site to discover, research and connect with Feed the Future-supported innovations to solve food security challenges by supporting, using or scaling these solutions.

Feed the Future Innovation Exchange is hosted on a GIE Custom site and uses GIE's innovation profiles to showcase agricultural solutions. Each of the 82 innovations was hand-selected to be featured on the site by the Feed the Future team and has a badge that validates the initiative's support in the form of a "Verified" Funds Raised logo in the Milestone section of the respective innovation profiles such as Sweet Potato Leaves for Human Nutrition, the Elite, genetically diverse wheat lines, and the Net Exclusion Houses to Manage Tuta Absoluta. Feed the Future has invested in hundreds of solutions and plans to incorporate them on the site as more innovations reach the transfer-ready stage.

The innovation profiles also help researchers share their other accomplishments and milestones, making it easier to tell the innovation's story and progress to date while fundraising and securing other support to scale its impact. For example, see the profile for Training approach to strengthen detection of public and private good animal diseases that showcases an impressive milestone of its implementation partnership with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Additionally, since these profiles are automatically showcased on GIE's global database, they bring additional opportunities for the participating innovators such as consideration for GIE's new Innovation Finder Service.

"We are excited to provide Feed the Future a modern and sustainable technology solution to support them as they facilitate opportunities for transfer-ready agriculture innovations in their portfolio, " said Sweta Govani, lead for Global Innovation Exchange at Results for Development. "What makes GIE Custom unique and powerful for partners, like Feed the Future, is the connection to the global database and community. There is no such solution that is tied to a global public good that's supporting innovations in their scaling journeys."


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