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Based on six years of program experience, Partnering for Innovation has created resources to help development practitioners learn from our 50 partnerships in 17 countries. Use these materials to discover how the Partnering for Innovation approach can strengthen your work.

    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.

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.

 
    Success Factors for Commercializing Agricultural Research: Companion Guide for Project Managers      This guide is intended for project managers working on agricultural research commercialization projects. It lays out how project managers can contribute to the success of research commercialization projects.

Success Factors for Commercializing Agricultural Research: Companion Guide for Project Managers

This guide is intended for project managers working on agricultural research commercialization projects. It lays out how project managers can contribute to the success of research commercialization projects.

    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.

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.

 
   Research to Commercialization: Viewing the Smallholder Farmer as a Customer    This guide is intended to help researchers and funders understand how companies conduct marketing and how researchers can incorporate that into the research process.

Research to Commercialization: Viewing the Smallholder Farmer as a Customer

This guide is intended to help researchers and funders understand how companies conduct marketing and how researchers can incorporate that into the research process.

    Success Factors for Commercializing Agricultural Research: Lessons From Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation      This report lays out eight success factors for commercializing products that were developed by publicly funded research institutions. It is intended to guide researchers at agricultural research institutions as they seek to commercialize innovative products, services, or technologies that were developed through publicly funded research, in order to benefit smallholder farmers. The report is based on the experience of Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation in multiple countries where it has invested in commercializing products that were developed by CGIAR Centers, US universities, and non-US universities.

Success Factors for Commercializing Agricultural Research: Lessons From Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation

This report lays out eight success factors for commercializing products that were developed by publicly funded research institutions. It is intended to guide researchers at agricultural research institutions as they seek to commercialize innovative products, services, or technologies that were developed through publicly funded research, in order to benefit smallholder farmers. The report is based on the experience of Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation in multiple countries where it has invested in commercializing products that were developed by CGIAR Centers, US universities, and non-US universities.

   Research to Commercialization: The "D" in "R&D:" Understanding the Development Process    This guide shows why donors developing commercialization projects for products developed in research institutions need to involve the private sector early on in the product development process.

Research to Commercialization: The "D" in "R&D:" Understanding the Development Process

This guide shows why donors developing commercialization projects for products developed in research institutions need to involve the private sector early on in the product development process.