• Commercialization Guide: Communicating Your Value Proposition

    As part of the commercialization process, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation developed a series of user guides designed to accelerate the commercial scaling of agricultural technologies. The guides are designed...
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  • Commercialization Guide: Conducting Market Assessments

    As part of the commercialization process, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation developed a series of user guides designed to accelerate the commercial scaling of agricultural technologies. The guides are designed...
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  • Getting Ready for Investor Funding: Advice from David Loew

    by Deborah B. Hamilton Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation True or False: “It’s a seller’s market.” “Investors are starved for good deals.” For a business owner, it proba...
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  • What We Are Reading

    The AgTech Team is constantly looking across a variety of news outlets, websites, blogs, academic journals, and other material to learn from. Specifically, we read about concepts, ideas, and news features that are app...
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  • Commercializing Drip Irrigation in Smallholder Markets: analyzing the opportunities and challenges

    The commercial potential for the private sector to expand drip irrigation technology to smallholder farmers is enormous. The sheer volume of potential smallholder customers and the amount of arable land yet to be irri...
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  • Gender Equality: It's Good Business

    By Jamie Holbrook, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation Gender equality and women’s empowerment are recognized as a fundamental elements of effective international development programs. As the private se...
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  • How CTI’s Pearl Millet Tools are Creating Women Entrepreneurs

    By Deborah B. Hamilton, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation Pearl millet, one of the most extensively cultivated cereals in the world and a key staple crop in the African Sahel, is particularly important to ...
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  • How AGCO is Helping Smallholder Farmers Move from Bags to Bulk

    By Deborah Hamilton and Jamie Holbrook, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation In Zambia, smallholder farmers produce 80 percent of the maize needed for domestic consumption, but farmers lose about one-third of...
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  • Three Ways to Make it in the Smallholder Market

    By Deborah B. Hamilton Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation After three years of funding businesses to bring new agricultural technologies to smallholder farmers, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation has...
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  • World Water Shortage: A Dripping Solution

    What I learned from Naty Barak, Chief Sustainability Officer, Netafim By Deborah B. Hamilton, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation             &...
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  • Connecting Over Coffee: Reflections from the 2015 AgAccelerator Lab

    by Jamie Holbrook, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation We learned a lot from the speakers and also from interacting with other participants. We will always be in touch with our colleagues and share experience...
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  • Opportunities and Obstacles to Scaling Agricultural Technologies

    Deborah B. Hamilton, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation At a recent seminar and webcast hosted by the Office of Microenterprise and Private Sector Promotion at USAID on Scaling Feed the Future Innovations th...
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  • From a Coffee Bean to an Empire: How Juan Valdez Became an International Brand

    by W. Robert de Jongh Technology Commercialization and Models Lead, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation   Who is Juan Valdez and why should we care?   Juan Valdez is one of the world’s most ic...
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  • Seed Treater Helps to Commercialize StrigAway

    Brenna McKay Grants Director, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation It’s Halloween, and for food security in many African countries, it’s time to put a hex on “witchweed.” Witchweed, als...
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  • Smallholder Business Models: What's Working and Why

    By Deborah B. Hamilton, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation Have you ever wondered what it takes to do business with smallholder farmers in emerging markets? Do you often wonder why many of these business mo...
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  • Energy and Agriculture

    Haben Berhe, Technical Analyst Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation   Empowering Africa’s Future: Building Infrastructure and Agribusiness Through Public-Private Partnership, organized by the Partn...
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  • Partnerships in an Age of Innovation

    Jamie Holbrook, Digital Communications Specialist Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation The recent USAID Frontiers in Development Innovation Marketplace featured innovations that are helping increase incomes, i...
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  • Why the Enabling Environment Matters for Smallholder Access to Tech

    Eric Firnhaber, the USAID-Enabling Agricultural Trade (EAT) Project Agriculture means business, and technologies can help solve farmer problems to increase their productivity and income. However, increasing farmer...
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  • Grain Storage Options for Smallholders

    Bob Rabatsky, Program Director, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation Effectively managing grain crops to reduce postharvest storage losses in developing countries can improve farmer income, food supply, and mar...
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  • Bringing Biodigesters Back

    Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation Ancient Biodigester Photo by: www.nzdl.org   There is evidence that biodigesters, which convert organic waste into biogas and fertilizer, date back to the 10th Centu...
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