Current Partnerships


Empresa de Comercialização Agrícola (ECA)

Partnership Period: April 2020 – July 2021

Country: Mozambique

Empresa de Comercialização Agrícola (ECA) will help smallholder farmers recover from environmental and economic shocks by incorporating them into commercial maize value chains and strengthening their resilience. With the support of Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, ECA will increase to 12,000 the number of farmers from which it sources maize, build 10 new storage warehouses, and provide resilience-focused training, technical assistance, and access to improved inputs.  

Photo Credit: NCBA CLUSA

Photo Credit: NCBA CLUSA


Partnership Period: March 2020 – March 2021

Country: Mozambique

NCBA CLUSA will commercialize a product that automatically bundles weather-based index insurance with seed sold to smallholder farmers. With support from Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, NCBA CLUSA will work with private sector input supplier Phoenix Seed and insurer Hollard Insurance to sell 50 metric tons of insured seed to 5,000 smallholder farmers. 


International Development Enterprises (iDE)

Partnership Period: February 2020 – July 2021

Country: Mozambique

International Development Enterprises (iDE) will improve the sustainability of post-disaster humanitarian aid by strengthen linkages between commercial input suppliers, rural agrodealers, and smallholder farmers. With the support of Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, iDE will provide 2,000 farmers in two provinces of Mozambique with improved access to inputs from eight commercial input suppliers and 20 rural agrodealers.


ATEC* Biodigesters International

Partnership period: January 2019 – July 2021

Country: Cambodia

ATEC* manufactures, sells, and distributes the first commercially scalable plug-and-play biodigester producing biogas for cooking and high-quality organic fertilizer. The biodigester package helps address Cambodia’s rapid deforestation rates by replacing wood-burning cooking methods, and the organic fertilizer also improves soil health and crop productivity. With funding from Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, ATEC will expand demand for and sales of its biodigester package across Cambodia, integrate agronomic training into their sales model, and launch a direct-financing system to ensure increased access among target farmers.


Partnership period: January 2019 – February 2021

Country: Mozambique

Because of fragmented logistics and distribution systems, smallholder farmers in rural Mozambique lack access to inputs and commercial markets for crops. As a result, farmers’ yields are low and processors are importing raw agricultural commodities instead of buying from local farmers. With funding from Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, Adicional will develop a logistics and distribution network to increase the availability of high-quality agricultural inputs in remote areas and expanding opportunities for farmers to sell their crops.

Semilla Nueva

Partnership period: February 2019 – January 2021

Country: Guatemala

Overreliance on protein-deficient and low-yielding maize seed varieties continues to be a cause of stunting and poverty in Guatemala. Semilla Nueva simultaneously address malnutrition and low maize yields through the commercialization of Fortaleza F3, an improved maize variety with 250 percent the protein, almost 40 percent more zinc, and up to 10 percent higher yields than traditional maize varieties. With funding from Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, Semilla Nueva will sell fortified maize seed to smallholders to increase yields in the short-term, and reduce stunting and malnutrition in the long-term.


Completed Partnerships

African Agricultural Technology Foundation

Partnership period: January 2014 – January 2018

Countries: Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda

Commercialize StrigAway, an herbicide-coated maize seed that controls the spread of the parasitic weed Striga. In Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, Striga infests 1.4 million hectares of farmland, causing farmers to lose from one-third to all of their staple crops.

Agrico Ukraine

Partnership period: August 2015 – August 2017

Country: Ukraine

Increase the use of fresh, certified seed among small- and medium-size farms in Ukraine, one of the world’s largest producers of potatoes. Most of these farms use old, noncertified seed, and the seed potato market is characterized by poor infrastructure and high prices that limit their access to high-quality planting materials.

Agro-Input Suppliers Limited

Partnership period: November 2015 – August 2017

Country: Malawi

Use the program partnership’s two-year time period to commercialize Nitrofix, a legume inoculant that contains rhizobia bacteria that boost legumes’ natural nitrogen fixation.


Amatheon Agri Zambia

Partnership period: March 2017 – December 2018

Country: Zambia

Integrate more smallholder farmers into Amatheon’s outgrower scheme. Amatheon Agri Zambia has a large-scale farm and supplements its production by sourcing commodities from small-scale outgrowers.

Babban Gona

Partnership period: May 2016 – July 2018

Country: Nigeria

Help rectify smallholder farmers’ low economies of scale to increase their access to the credit required to purchase agricultural inputs, their access to appropriate information on best practices to optimize yields, and their ability to delay the sale of their produce to attain a higher price as the product value appreciates postharvest.

Community Markets for Conservation with TechnoServe

Partnership period: December 2016 – July 2018

Country: Zambia

Increase the production capacity of farmer cooperatives that supply raw agricultural commodities for Community Markets for Conservation’s “It’s Wild” brand.


Good Nature Agro

Partnership period: March 2017 – July 2018

Country: Zambia

Address one of Zambia’s biggest agricultural challenges by increasing the availability of high-quality early generation and certified seed, in the right quantities and at the right time, for smallholder farmers.

Lusosem with iDE and HUB-Assistencia Técnica e Formação

Partnership period: November 2014 – July 2017

Country: Mozambique

Provide high-quality imported seeds and other inputs in the Mozambique market.

MEA Fertilizers

Partnership period: October 2014 – February 2018

Country: Kenya

Meet the high demand among Kenyan farmers for BIOFIX, a rhizobial inoculant for legumes that increases yields by 40 percent.



Partnership period: March 2017 – December 2019

Country: Zambia

Meet the rising demand in Zambia for horticultural products, like tomatoes and cabbage. By growing and promoting hybrid seed, MRI-Syngenta is also addressing a lack of quality seed availability and the understanding among farmers of the value of using hybrid seed, increasing farmer productivity and incomes.

National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA, with Phoenix Seeds and Oruwera

Partnership period: November 2014 – April 2017

Country: Mozambique

Improve access to quality inputs and services for smallholder farmers.


Partnership period: June 2015 – September 2018

Country: Guatemala

Scale up the production, marketing, and sales of beneficial insects and biological pest control products.


Servicios de Post-Cosecha

Partnership period: May 2016 – August 2018

Country: Guatemala

Increase the use of certified seed by the country’s smallholder farmers. Guatemala is Central America’s largest producer of potatoes, yet only 5 percent of farmers use certified seed.

Stewards Globe

Partnership period: April 2016 – May 2018

Country: Zambia

Increase production of Stewards Globe’s certified seed varieties so its capacity can meet demand.

Tecnologia e Consultoria Agro-Pecuária

Partnership period: August 2016 – July 2018

Country: Mozambique

Strengthen the agricultural market’s weak agro inputs distribution network to increase farmers’ access to improved seed, fertilizers, pest management products, and equipment.


Txopela Investments

Partnership period: August 2016 – August 2018

Country: Mozambique

Develop a profitable supplier of certified seed and other agricultural inputs in Mozambique.

Zamorano University

Partnership period: April 2015 – June 2017

Country: Honduras

Produce beneficial nematodes to control insect infestations in select horticultural crops.