The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut works to alleviate hunger by helping farmers in developing countries grow and profit from healthy peanut crops. The new program builds on the many successes of the previous Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab in developing new varieties, pre- and post-harvest management and processing. It also works in the new research areas of peanut-based nutrition, gender and youth.
The program has four areas of inquiry related to peanuts:
- varietal improvement;
- value-added gains along the value chain;
- understanding the role of peanuts in nutrition and health; and
- understanding the roles of gender and youth along the peanut value chain.
Cross-cutting areas such as gender equality, impacts of climate change, capacity building, and human nutrition and health featured prominently in all research.