About this Project

Pakistani farmer

A Pakistani woman and her vegetable seedlings. Image courtesy of USAID.

With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this study was conducted by the National Research Council’s Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources to identify technologies with the potential to transform the production capabilities of farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

The resulting report was authored by a committee of experts representing different scientific fields who were convened to explore the current technological horizon in search of innovations for sustainable crop and animal production in these developing regions of the world.