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Agriculture & Food Security

Agriculture & Food Security

Creating Sustainable Solutions for Development

Global poverty, malnutrition, and hunger continue to be a pressing challenge for countries around the world.  As the world’s population approaches 8 billion, there is an urgent need to create sustainable, cost-effective solutions that empower communities to meet their nutritional needs and create wealth through integration into market systems.  

Over the past 20 years, CRDF Global has partnered with the private sector, local and international organizations, research institutions, and governments to find impactful solutions to poverty, malnutrition, water and sanitation, and sustained economic growth.

CRDF Global has delivered technical assistance for over 20 years to support the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, USAID, and other USG development programming. 


Commercialization of Agriculture Technology (“AgTech”) Innovation
Through our portfolio of U.S. government- and privately-funded programs, CRDF Global, supports the identification and development of localized, commercially viable innovation.  For more than 15 years, we have implemented numerous technology transfer and entrepreneurship programs that facilitate patents, licenses, marketing, investments, and other elements critical to successful technology R&D and market entry. 

Agribusiness Development
CRDF Global designs and implements agribusiness support activities that provide entrepreneurs with access to personalized business development assistance through training, mentorship, networking, competitively awarded grants, and linkages with potential partners/investors in order to enhance their potential for commercial success. We also utilize online learning and collaboration tools to facilitate the ongoing development of program beneficiaries’ entrepreneurial skills and networks.   

Global Coordination and Engagement 
Building off of our extensive experience with agencies such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, CRDF Global delivers customized training and consulting interventions, designs international study tours and fellowships, provides collaborative science, technology, and research grants, and more to strengthen global engagement.  

Research Institution and Laboratory Systems Strengthening
CRDF Global implements targeted capacity development and lab systems strengthening support through activities such as institutional gap analyses, facilitation of scientific training and research initiatives, and monitoring and evaluation.  We strengthen security capacities at laboratories by designing and implementing surveillance systems, risk detection and mitigation, lab enhancement, workforce support, and curriculum development.

One Health
We partner with governments and research institutions to strengthen systems to detect and reduce the risk of zoonotic disease spillover and spread, using a One Health approach to improve early warning, timely data sharing, laboratory testing, and joint outbreak response capacities across the human health, animal health, environment, and wildlife sectors. 

Higher Education Research Partnerships
CRDF Globalimplements a broad range of collaborative research programs, fellowships, and faculty-to-faculty partnerships to advance the global research base on agriculture, nutrition, agriculture technology, ML/AI applications, agriculture supply chain analysis, and other critical topics.