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Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation

Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation is changing the landscape for investing in agriculture in emerging markets. Since 2012, the USAID-funded program has built 75 partnerships with agribusinesses in 24 countries and helped commercialize 139 technologies and management practices for smallholder farmers, who represent a potential market of more than 500 million customers worldwide.

With program support, more than 1.7 million smallholder farmers have purchased $110 million worth of these products and services to date, enabling them to boost farm production, increase incomes, reinvest in their businesses, and strengthen food security. Learn more about our partners. Highlights to date:

  • Collaborated with 10 former partners to help them overcome unprecedented challenges driven by the global COVID-19 pandemic and build resilience to respond to future shocks and stressors. Our tailored support put these agribusinesses on the road to recovery, and for many, opened doors to promising new opportunities.
  • Launched El Salvador’s first-of-its-kind vegetable processing and washing facility, and connected smallholder farmers to the country’s growing market for high-quality processed vegetables.
  • Supported the first private sector firm in producing and commercializing a thermostable version of the Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) vaccine. PPR disease is one of the world’s most devastating livestock diseases, spreading rapidly through sheep and goat herds and placing at risk the livelihoods of smallholder farmers who depend on these small ruminants for food, income, and security. The thermostable version of the vaccine eliminates the need for a constant cold chain from production to distribution, and offers transformative potential to contribute to PPR eradication efforts worldwide.
  • Project Duration: 2012-2022
  • Value Chains: n/a
  • Regions: Worldwide

Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security

The Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security (EEFS) project was USAID’s premier global technical assistance provider helping shape enabling environment strategies in support of the U.S. Government’s Global Food Security Strategy.

Working closely with USAID/Washington and country Missions, the project delivered short- to long-term technical and analytical support to address legal, regulatory, and market constraints to food security. EEFS’ robust knowledge management strategy expanded the evidence base and promoted the exchange of good enabling environment reform practices.

For a full list of EEFS resources, please see EEFS' Agrilinks activity page. To see examples of the project’s technical work, please see:

For more information about any of the resources or the EEFS project, please contact Haskell Noyes (Global Director of Business Services) at

  • Project Duration: 2015-2021
  • Value Chains: n/a
  • Regions: Worldwide

USAID-BEST had the sole mandate of providing objective and independent technical research on food assistance and agricultural markets to USAID’s Office of Food for Peace. USAID-BEST conducted research studies on agricultural markets and food assistance programs globally, and provided USAID with recommendations to inform the design of food security programs. The project produced more than six years’ worth of literature on food assistance and markets, which is now housed within USAID. USAID-BEST completed a total of 44 studies in 27 countries over the life of the project, conducting field research in the following countries: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Côte d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
USAID-EAT supported the US government's global efforts to create conditions for agricultural sector growth and productivity. The project was based on substantial academic and field experience that suggests a sound legal, regulatory, and institutional environment is necessary for growth in the agricultural sector. USAID-EAT offered a suite of customizable analytical products for identifying, diagnosing, and addressing the policy and regulatory constraints to agricultural growth.

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