This research was conducted from 1996 to 2007 by the Peanut Collaborative Research Support Program (Peanut CRSP). USAID renamed its international groundnut research initiative the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Peanut Productivity and Mycotoxin Control in 2013.

Program Director: Dr. Jonathan H. Williams

Assistant Director: Dr. David G. Cummins

Host: University of Georgia, Griffin GA USA

Target Countries: Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Malawi, Mali, Philippines, Senegal, Thailand and Uganda.

Focus: This grant for international research on groundnut addressed the following major themes:

  • Mycotoxins
  • Nutrition
  • Production efficiency
  • Socioeconomic forces
  • Utilization
  • Post-harvest issues

Cross-cutting areas such as gender equality and capacity building featured prominently in all research.



Lead Scientist


Genetic Approaches to Eliminate Aflatoxin Contamination of Peanuts (TAM33A)

Nancy Keller

Texas A&M University

Extrusion Cooling of Peanut Meal in the Presence of Lysine to Deactivate Aflatoxin and Improve Nutritional Quality ( UGA 01A)

R.D. Phillips

University of Georgia

Management of Aflatoxins in Peanut Production, Storage, and Utilization (UGA 02A)

David Wilson

University of Georgia

Systems Research to Access Risk of Preharvest Aflatoxin Contamination and to Develop Technologies to Reduce Aflatoxin Contamination of Peanut (UA 22a)

Keith Ingram

University of Georgia

Improved Production Efficiency through Standardized, Integrated, and Enhanced Research and Technology (NCS 19P)

Rick Brandenburg

North Carolina State University

Utilizing Arachis Species for Peanut Improvement (NCS 20P)

H. T. Stalker

North Carolina State University

Breeding Peanut for Resistance to Foliar Diseases and Arthroped Pests ( NCS 34P)

Thomas Isleib

North Carolina State University

Collection, Preservation and Utilization of Wild Arachis Germplasm from South America (TAM 14P)

Charles Simpson

Texas A&M University

Breeding Peanut for Better Productivity and Quality (TAM 17P)

Olin Smith,  Charles Simpson

Texas A&M University

Simulation of Peanut Cropping Systems to Improve Production Efficiency and Enhance Natural Resource Management (UFL 13P)

Kenneth J. Boote

University of Florida

Develop and Use of Multiple-pest Resistance to Improve Production Efficiency of Peanut(UFL 16P)

Fred Shokes, D Zimit)

University of Florida

Control Strategies for Peanut Viruses: Transgenic Resistance, Natural Resistance, and Virus Variability (UGA 28P)

Carl M. Deom

University of Georgia

Production Efficiency and Market Development of Peanuts and Peanut Production for Dominican Republic, and Jamaica (AUB 30S)

Curtis M. Jolly

Auburn University

Socioeconomic Impacts of Alternative Peanut Production and Marketing Systems in Senegal (UCN 36S)

Boris Bravo-Ureta

University of Connecticut

Adoption/Diffusion Processes, Persistence and Socioeconomic Impact of New Inputs and Peanut Varieties (NCS 07S)

Robert L. Moxley

North Carolina State University

Analysis of Response of Peanut Production on French West Africa: Policy Implications of Currency Devaluation (VPI 09S)

Michael Bertelsen

Virginia Tech University

Peanut Production and Consumption Systems: intra-household and inter-sector transactions (VPI 35S)

Jeff Alwang

Virginia Tech University

Effects of Peanut Consumption on Hunger, Ingestive Behavior, Energy Expenditure and Coronary Heart Disease Risk (PUR 10U)

Richard Mattes

Purdue University

Development of Peanut Postharvest Handling and Processing Technologies for the Food Industry (UGA 04U)

Ann V. A. Resurreccion

University of Georgia

Development and Transfer of Peanut Processing Technologies in Bulgaria (UGA 11U)

Larry Beuchat

University of Georgia

Development of Appropriate Technology for New and Improved Weaning Foods and Aflatoxin Detoxification in Peanuts (ALA 26U)

V. Nwosu, John C. Anderson

Alabama A&M University

Development of Spicy Meat Analogs and Technology Transfer of Value-added Products from Peanuts (NCA 32U)

Margaret Hinds

North Carolina A&T State University

The World Geography of the Peanut: Global Networking Approach to Social Equity, Environment Protection and Technology Exchange (UGA 05I)

Robert Rhodes

University of Georgia

Training for SE Asia region (UGA 37T)

David G. Cummins

University of Georgia

Long- and Short-Term Training for HC Scientists (UGA 38T)

David G. Cummins

University of Georgia

Program Support (UGA 39M)

David G. Cummings

University of Georgia

InterCRSP Program Management (UGA 40M)

David G. Cummins

University of Georgia

Management Entity (UGA 41ME)

David G. Cummins

University of Georgia