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October 2015
News in Agricultural Technology
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Achieving Farmer Impact through Partnerships

As Partnering for Innovation completes its third year, we're taking a moment to look at what we've achieved so far. With our 67 global partners, Partnering for Innovation has commercialized 65 new agricultural products that will benefit more than 350,000 smallholder farmers.


From improved seed varieties and better irrigation to postharvest storage and processing, the products and services that Partnering for Innovation's partners are commercializing improve farmers' income and nutrition through every step of the farming process.


With additional partnerships being developed in Nigeria, Benin, and other countries, we're confident that, together with our partners, we will continue to support strong businesses and improve smallholders' lives around the world. 


Learn about Partnering for Innovation's global impact with our new infographic!


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New Funding Opportunity in Nigeria!

Partnering for Innovation with USAID/Nigeria is currently seeking applications for public private partnerships in Nigeria. Companies operating in Nigeria that are working to incorporate smallholder farmers into certain commercial value chains can apply to receive funding to support their work in smallholder markets. Eligible projects include improved access to inputs, processing and milling, and support for outgrower schemes. 


Applications are due December 9, 2015. Learn more about this opportunity on the AgTechXChange, and spread the word! 


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Improving Farm Efficiency in Ukraine

Partnering for Innovation's newest partner in Ukraine is increasing efficiency for small- and medium-size farms. Bayer, with the International Finance Corporation, is designing, field testing, and implementing 11 new agro solutions that improve farmer knowledge in areas such as precision farming, human resources, and financial management. 


By the end of this partnership, Bayer will have trained 200,000 farmers and 840 sales representatives on these agro solutions and will have increased sales for itself and its distributors. Read more about this partnership here!

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