The Feed the Future Peanut Innovation Lab for Peanut applies innovative science to improve peanut production and use, raise awareness on nutrition and increase food safety in developing countries.

Visit to farms near Cap Haitian

March 2018


  • It's official: UGA awarded new Feed the Future Peanut Innovation Lab
  • Peanut Innovation Lab accepting concept notes for projects
  • Celebrating global food security, UGA

March-late 2018 newsletter

Late March 2018


  • Got questions? Join webinar for project proposals
  • Lab adds 'Innovation' to name
  • Food security event postponed

April-early 2018 newsletter

April 2018


  • Peanut IL tweaks RFP requirements
  • 50th APRES meeting coming up soon
  • Bids open for Legume Innovation Lab

Late April 2018


  • Deadline approaching for Concept Notes
  • Video celebrates innovation labs
  • Peanut Foundation launches Peanut Vision

May 2018 newsletter

May 2018


  • Advisory Panel prioritizes project concept notes
  • TV actor champions feeding kids peanuts to avoid allergies

Peanut breeders


June 2018


  • Proposals sought for research into nutrition, gender and youth
  • Peanut breeders gather in Uganda to kick off IL projects
  • Talk with experts about gender considerations in peanut research

Mozambican farmers

July 2018


  • Deadline is here for RFP Concept Notes
  • Gender webinar recording available online

Innovation Lab EAP

Aug-Sept 2018


  • Panel reviews Nutrition, Gender/Youth proposals
  • Gender advisor joins management team
  • Presentations from D.C. to Savannah

BMS group

Oct 2018


  • Plant breeders track variety development with software
  • Commissioned projects underway for lab
  • Data from Haiti trials available online


March 2019


  • Guyana school feeding program brings lasting impact beyond class
  • Diversifying crops in Malawia
  • Peanut Innovation Lab vistis Bangladesh



Frank and the machine

June 2019


  • Scientists and students launch Uganda projects
  • Looking to the past and present for genetic diversity
  • Malawi’s self-reliance benefits US small business

Senegal genomics group 2018

July 2019


  • African plant breeders gather for genomics training in Senegal
  • Ghana groundnut group forms to share vision, knowledge for peanut
  • Lab launches projects in Ghana


August/September 2019


  • IL welcomes int'l partners to annual Georgia Peanut Tour
  • Peanut risk tool helps farmers in the U.S., around the world

Researchers in millet field

October 2019


  • Wild shrubs could improve yield without irrigation or fertilizer
  • Peanut IL starts work in Senegal
  • Report shows U.S. benefits from international ag research

Sawbo newsletter


Nov-Dec 2020


  • New animation highlights best practices for smallholders
  • Building capacity: Student seminars
  • UGA College of Ag welcomes new dean





seed study newsletter


Jan-Feb 2021


  • Lab takes a deep dive into seed systems
  • Student Profile: Ivan Chapu
  •  Senegal survey finds farmers unaware of danger, despite some high aflatoxin numbers




Peanut production animation

March 2021


  • Peanut IL offers second peanut production animation
  • Student Profile: Danielle Essandoh
  • Study: Hermetic bags may hurt germination


frank sheller-web

April 2021


  • Small-scale sheller ready for the task
  • Student Profile: Sean Posey
  • Peanut IL annual meeting set for June



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May 2021


  • On course ... Lab launches digital classroom
  • New varieties published with wild species introgression
  • Celebrate food safety around the globe

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