USAID Announces 2 New Feed The Future Innovation Labs

“[A]t the U.S. launch of the Feed the Future 2013 Progress Report [on Thursday], [USAID] Administrator Rajiv Shah announced two new Feed the Future Innovation Labs to improve climate resilience in some of Africa’s main cereal crops and increase private sector investment that can help smallholder farmers,” a USAID press release reports. “The two new labs include the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum & Millet and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy,” the press release states, noting they “draw on the expertise of top universities around the country and represent a new model of development, using science and technology to address our greatest challenges in agriculture and food security” (7/25).