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February 2015
News in Agricultural Technology
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New Funding Round Opening in March

Coming soon! Partnering for Innovation will open its next round of funding to commercialize technologies for smallholder farmers on March 5. Stay tuned for more information! 


Learn about Partnering for Innovation's partnership program and our past and current partners here.


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Event: Investing in Women through Mechanization

Pearl millet, one of the most extensively cultivated cereals in the world and a key staple crop in the African Sahel region, is largely processed by women who lack mechanized tools. Compatible Technology International (CTI), a nonprofit organization that designs and distributes postharvest storage solutions for smallholders, introduced its pearl millet tools in Senegal in 2013, reducing women's labor and increasing their ability to produce high-quality pearl millet.


On March 26th, CTI's Executive Director, Alexandra Spieldoch, will be joining Partnering for Innovation for the next installment of our Tech Talk series. We'll be exploring how CTI is working with women and commercializing new technologies in Senegal and around the world.


Click here to learn more and to register!


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Building Markets in Malawi through Partnerships

8,000 smallholder farmers in Malawi will soon gain access to markets, training, and improved inputs for orange-fleshed sweet potatoes (OFSP) through Partnering for Innovation's new partnership with Universal Industries Limited.


A leading food processor in Malawi, Universal Industries Limited will work with the International Potato Center to provide technical assistance on OFSP production, access to improved OFSP vines, and end market opportunities for farmers in five districts across Malawi. Universal Industries Limited will develop a variety of products using OFSP puree or flour and will commercially launch these products into the local market. 


Read more about our newest partnership here!


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