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Securing global wheat crops for food and nutritional security - in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

Working in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on two major co-investments in wheat crop improvement, DFID’s funding will increase the nutritional quality and disease resistance of wheat crops, building the resilience of smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, and contributing to global food security in the face of climate change, and emerging plant disease and pest threats. Securing global wheat crops through wheat breeding includes improving heat tolerance and increasing climate resilience in the crop varieties.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300755
Start date 2019-5-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £13,948,960

The development and delivery of new effective and cheap animal vaccines and medicines to poor livestock keepers through support to the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

Make available and accessible animal health products to poor livestock keepers in low income countries that are affordable and technically suitable. This project will develop seven new livestock vaccines and one new therapeutic drug and get these products into widespread use by establishing and testing five distribution networks in Africa and Asia. The project will benefit 8 million smallholders. By 2022, an estimated £400 million livestock mortalities and productivity losses will be averted per annum through subsequent use of these products.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300504
Start date 2018-4-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £12,149,051

LINKS – 'Powering Economic Growth in Northern Nigeria'

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

The project will deliver sustainable, inclusive economic growth and increase incomes in impoverished Northern Nigeria, in particular by working through and with investors and businesses, helping businesses with access to finance and improving their business environment and pioneering new climate smart business models.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300028
Start date 2016-4-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £69,443,023

Enhancing Digital and Innovations for Agri-food Systems and Livelihoods (eDIAL) Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

The programme will increase productivity and incomes for farmers by harnessing digital and innovation; generate evidence on scalable approaches to deliver market access for smallholders at scale; and mainstream this evidence by improving open data policies in FCDO focus countries. The programme will support FCDO country offices with other UK ODA to maximise opportunities from digital in agriculture and market systems programmes. eDIAL has four components: partnership with the BMGF Digital Farmer Services portfolio, (2) partnership with GSMA on MNO-agribusiness investments, (3) support to GODAN on open data for ag, and (4) a new demand-driven facility to support country offices and other UK ODA with technical assistance for programme design and piloting new technologies.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300644
Start date 2019-5-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £21,964,157

Support to the International Agriculture Research Centres developing and delivering agriculture technologies and knowledge to reduce poverty, hunger and adapt to climate change.

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To contribute to poverty reduction, improvements in nutritional status, and adaptation to climate change in South Asia and Africa in the face of climate change and resource scarcity, by developing new technologies, products and knowledge which promote agricultural productivity and increase the resistance of crops to diseases and pests. The programme will lead to increased agricultural productivity; increased production and consumption of nutritious vegetables; and improved food security and incomes for rural households in Africa and South Asia.

Programme Id GB-1-205271
Start date 1900-1-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £51,382,856

PIDG: Core Support to Private Infrastructure Development Group

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

Increased responsible private sector participation in sustainable infrastructure in poorer developing countries through increased flows of private capital & expertise.This will benefit an additional 105.1 million people by the end of 2015.

Programme Id GB-1-203232
Start date 2012-3-12
Status Implementation
Total budget £515,721,994

Global Research Partnership Programme (GRP)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To build a new UK-India research partnership with developing country researchers to deliver evidence-informed solutions for global development challenges on health, food and women.

Programme Id GB-1-202766
Start date 2014-2-18
Status Implementation
Total budget £6,128,565

AGRI- TECH CATALYST- Supporting Agricultural Innovation for International Development

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

The Agri-Tech Catalyst aims to accelerate the development of new agricultural innovations to address food security challenges in developing countries by supporting research /private sector partnerships. The programme will benefit farmers and organisations involved in agriculture value chains through the development and adoption of agricultural innovation.

Programme Id GB-1-203067
Start date 2014-6-11
Status Implementation
Total budget £17,223,779

Supporting Pastoralism and Agriculture in Recurrent and Protracted Crises (SPARC)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

The purpose is to generate evidence that will strengthen the effectiveness of agricultural programmes to support and rebuild agriculture during protracted crisis. The programme will strengthen the evidence base on how to effectively deliver agricultural programmes and influence policies across different types of protracted crisis, including those in fragile and conflict-affected states. In five years we would expect the following outcomes: • New research investments and collaboration enhance and inform the evidence base on both agricultural policies and programmes. • New approaches, interventions and technologies are tested and scaled up where successful. • Promotion and implementation of more rigorous evaluation designs in agriculture for nutrition. • Better prioritisation of resources, better value for money.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300655
Start date 2018-12-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £21,080,397

African Cities Research Programme

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

Research which will produce new operationally-relevant knowledge and evidence on African ‘cities as systems’. The research will help policy makers and those who manage cities to tackle the most significant problems constraining growth and development in individual African Cities, leading to the development of, and investment in, more effective economic development and poverty-reduction policies and programmes in African cities, by DFID and its partners.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300180
Start date 2018-8-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £34,962,522

Strengthening Impact Investment Markets for Agriculture (SIIMA)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To provide support to innovative businesses with potential to transform the agriculture sector, in ways that generate tangible positive impacts for smallholder farmers (productivity, incomes, resilience), Through co-investment with selected partners, de-risk emerging markets for agriculture innovations and attract additional sources of (commercial or near-commercial) capital. Through an action research programme develop a strong evidence base for equity-type approaches to early stage impact investment to inform internal DFID approaches, and contribute to global public goods on impact investment.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300632
Start date 2019-4-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £18,238,658

Development and delivery of new biofortified crops at scale

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To build on the studies of the efficacy of biofortified crops to develop new varieties. To mainstream the desirable crop traits in key staples such as wheat and rice. To support new public private partnerships to scale up biofortified crops in key countries.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300649
Start date 2019-4-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £28,328,000

Tackling global plant and animal health risks which threaten global food systems and health - in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

Working in partnership with BMGF to fund a portfolio of agricultural technology investments to secure global food supplies, with a strong focus on tackling global plant health threats through improved data, monitoring and delivery of new technologies in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The programme will promote climate resilient food systems and sustainable agriculture productivity for smallholders by science based approaches to tackle plant and animal pest and disease threats, increasingly driven by climate change and pressures on natural resources.

Programme Id GB-GOV-1-300728
Start date 2019-7-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £37,938,153

AgResults: Innovation in Research and Delivery

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

The overall objective of the AgResults Initiative is to enhance smallholder welfare and food security for the poor and vulnerable in developing countries through increased investment in agricultural innovation and adoption. It aims to do so by developing financial incentives (i.e. “pull mechanisms”) for private and public sector players to research, develop, and deliver products and services that will improve smallholder agriculture. AgResults consists of a number of pilot projects across the developing world focused on either the adoption of existing technologies or the development and adaptation of new research and technologies. The UK leads on a high quality research and evaluation component.

Programme Id GB-1-203052
Start date 2012-7-6
Status Implementation
Total budget £26,834,182

The UK's CABI Membership

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

CABI is a not-for-profit organization established by a United Nations treaty level agreement between 40 member countries. Each member country has an equal role in the organization's governance, policies and strategic direction in addition to enjoying a number of privileges and services relating to our scientific expertise, products and resources. These include disease identification, capacity building and information products.

Programme Id GB-1-200574
Start date 1900-1-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £21,672,699

CGIAR 2017-22, Support to develop and deploy the next generation of agriculture technology to support poor farmers by the international agriculture research organisation the CGIAR, 2017-22

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To enable the CGIAR to scale up its research, contributing to the development of new crop varieties which are more productive and tolerant of biotic and abiotic stress. Development of farming systems which are more resilient, including to the effects of climate change, and more productive, the development of markets and value chains which are better able to deliver benefits to poor people and policies and technology which will directly support better nutritional and health outcomes for the poor.

Programme Id GB-1-204764
Start date 2015-5-11
Status Implementation
Total budget £158,886,427

Strategic Partnership on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

This programme will contribute to improved food and nutrition security through effective agriculture interventions and food systems that make nutritous food accessible , acceptable and available to all, particularly woman and young children in poor households.. It includes large-scale studies in Africa and South Asia on the impact and cost effectiveness of agricultural interventions on nutrition and health outcomes, and interdisciplinary studies on the drivers of food choices which influence healthy, safe and nutritious diets.

Programme Id GB-1-204420
Start date 2015-1-9
Status Implementation
Total budget £34,900,369

TRANSFORM - Transformative Market Based Models for low income household needs

UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

To deliver market based solutions to meet low income households needs by providing private sector creativity and commercial sector approaches to social marketing and demand creation to deliver innovative solutions and new approaches. This will benefit 100 million people by adopting behaviours and accessing household technologies and services that lead to sustained improvements in health, livelihoods, environment and wellbeing. This contributes towards the post-MDG, Nutrition and WASH agendas. The project will be for 5 years.To identify, test and deliver innovative market based solutions that meet the needs of poor households for basic services such as water, sanitation and hygiene in low-income African countries. Part of the DFID-Unilever partnership agreement, this five year project aims to utilise private sector creativity, social marketing and demand creation methods and techniques to promote behavioural change and accessibility of new technologies and services that lead to sustained improvements in health, livelihoods, environment and wellbeing of 100 million poor people.

Programme Id GB-1-204415
Start date 2014-11-7
Status Implementation
Total budget £40,149,992

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