The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut is part of U.S. government’s strategy to fight hunger and poverty around the world. In 2016, Congress passed the Global Food Security Act, a law that recognizes it is in this country’s national security interest to promote global food security, resilience, and nutrition.
The law called for a national strategy to combat hunger, and Feed the Future is an integral part of that strategy, bringing together all aspects of American ingenuity to empower farmers in partner countries to produce nutritious food for their people.
Through the Peanut Innovation Lab and approximately two dozen other Innovation Labs, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) utilizes the expertize of top U.S. universities to solve food production, storage, processing and marketing challenges that prevent partner countries from producing enough food. These Innovation Labs aren’t physical buildings, but networks of researchers in the United States and abroad working together to improve food security and reduce poverty in key countries.
The Feed the Future Peanut Innovation Lab applies U.S. science to improve peanut production and use, raise nutrition awareness, and increase food safety in developing countries.
University of Georgia
Aligned within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, we share a commitment to opening doors to research collaborations and expanding international partnerships.
Additional Feed the Future Innovation Labs at UGA:
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate-Resilient Sorghum is an international team led by the University of Georgia's Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory. They are working toward sustainable intensification of sorghum production through a $4.98 million grant recently funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.