"Feed the Future Innovation Labs draw on the expertise of top U.S. universities and developing country research institutions to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges in agriculture and food security."
Feed the Future Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL)
Established in 2014, the Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL) is a consortium of universities and institutions from the U.S. and countries in Africa that combine efforts and share knowledge for successful soybean development. As part of the Feed the Future Initiative, the SIL is focused on eliminate hunger around the world by identifying, adapting and deploying soybean, educating current and future breeders, and defining the best practices for production and seed management.
(Photos provided by Dr. Lindsey Peterson)
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish
The Fish Innovation Lab was created in September 2018 and is a five-year grant to support USAID’s agricultural research and capacity building work under Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. Mississippi State University (MSU) is the program’s management entity. The University of Rhode Island, Texas State University, Washington University in St. Louis, and RTI International serve as management partners. Activities target Feed the Future countries, with current research activities being implemented in Bangladesh, Nigeria, Kenya, and Zambia.
The Fish Innovation Lab aims to reduce poverty and improve nutrition, food security, and livelihoods in developing countries by supporting the sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture systems.