Commercializing Innovative Technologies


Learn more about the challenges and successful approaches to commercializing new seed varieties and technical and financial guidelines for setting up low cost drip irrigation systems to smallholder farmers. This section will help you understand market systems and provide ideas for partnerships for commercializing innovative technologies.

Bringing Seeds to Market

This study distills lessons from six partnerships in Africa to inform both private sector investors and the international donor community about challenges and successful approaches to commercializing seed systems for smallholder farmers. It examines each partnership and then lays out the collective lessons learned for understanding seed market systems and operationalizing partnerships for seed technology commercialization.

Drip Irrigation in Smallholder Markets: A Cross-Partnership Study

This study compares the approaches, successes, and challenges of Partnering for Innovation’s three private sector partnerships to commercialize drip irrigation systems in smallholder markets. It also includes a case study of a similar development project, the Tanzania Agriculture Productivity Program. The study examines each of the profiled companies’ distinct approaches to entering the smallholder market, providing valuable information for both the private and development sectors.