Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation

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Commercializing Seed Technologies: A Decade of Lessons Learned

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Catalyzing a Business, Transforming a Market - EthioChicken Case Study

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Catalyzing a Business, Transforming a Market - Casa do Agricultor Case Study

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Funding Traceability Technology: Lessons Learned for Commercializing Traceability Software in Emerging Markets

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Bringing Seeds to Market

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Drip Irrigation in Smallholder Markets

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Success Factors for Commercializing Agricultural Research

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Designing Agricultural Research that Leads to Commercialization

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Success Factors for Commercializing Agricultural Research: Companion Guide for Project Managers

COVID-19: Stories of Resilience and Recovery

For Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation’s agribusiness partners, 2020 began much as it did for entrepreneurs anywhere: ambitious plans to grow sales, reach new customers, or perhaps launch new products and services. Just a few months into the year, however, any sense of optimism shifted to shock and upheaval as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded around the world.

Supply chain disruptions, movement restrictions, and falling consumer demand made it difficult to sustain operations and generate revenue. Yet despite the growing crisis, our partners found ways to persevere, embracing innovation as they adapted their operations and turned adversity into opportunity. Now, many months into the pandemic, the impact of these efforts are becoming visible on their road to recovery.

COVID-19 Partner Survey

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation surveyed its global network of agribusiness partners in May 2020 to better understand how key areas of their business operations have been affected. Results and insights from this effort are presented in this infographic series.

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Key Findings

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Impact on Sales

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Impact on Workforce

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Impact on Liquidity & Finance

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Impact on Production

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Impact on Decision-Making

COVID-19 Follow-up Partner Survey

After launching our May 2020 survey to assess the immediate economic impacts of COVID-19, Partnering for Innovation reconnected with our global network in November 2020 to learn how their businesses were faring in five key operational areas: production; sales; workforce; liquidity and financing; and decision-making.

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Key Findings