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Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet. Timothy J. Dalton, Director Nat Bascom, Assistant Director College of Agriculture Kansas State University Manhattan, KS 66506. Feed the Future and Innovation Labs. Awarded $13.7 million - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Feed the Future Innovation Labor for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and MilletTimothy J. Dalton, DirectorNat Bascom, Assistant DirectorCollege of AgricultureKansas State UniversityManhattan, KS 66506

Feed the Future and Innovation Labs

Awarded $13.7 millionJuly 23, 2013-July 22, 2018Why Focus on Sorghum and Millet?400-500 million people worldwide rely upon these cropsKey climate-resilient cropTarget countries34+ million sorghum and millet farmers$0.40/pp investment

Wolfram Schlenker and David B Lobell2010 Environ. Res. Lett. 5 014010 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/5/1/014010

Partnering in Collaborative ResearchFocus CountriesSenegalPearl Millet and SorghumNigerSorghum and Pearl MilletEthiopiaSorghum

Areas of InquiryGenetic Enhancement of Sorghum and MilletProduction Systems ManagementMarket Development and Added-Value Products ResearchCross-cuttingGenderEnvironmentNutritionMechanism for Collaborative Efforts2013-2018Leader with Associate AwardApproximately $8.2 million allocated to grantsResearch Human/institutional capacity developmentAssociate award ceiling of $10 millionBroader geographical focus and objectives8-12 projects selected through NSF-style review using a Technical Advisory Committee

RFA/Proposal DevelopmentProposals need to respond to national prioritiesReports on national priorities will be posted on SMIL websiteLarger team effortsSpanning areas of inquiryUS, African institutions? Dryland Cereals CRP?Searchable database for collaborators in Senegal, Niger and EthiopiaRFA/Proposal DevelopmentSeptemberStakeholder priority setting in Senegal and NigerOctoberRFA distributed Concept note phase 4-5 pagesNovemberFull proposal phase of those selected (no guarantee of funding)December Final SelectionJanuary 2014Project team meetingsContracts/Funding in Q1 2014

Information on ProgramSorghum and Millet Innovation Lab website is in developmentsmil.k-state.eduRegular eNewsletter to be distributedINTSORMIL website will stay up for 1 yearINTSORMIL documents will be archived at the University of Nebraska Digital Commonsdigitalcommons.unl.edu

Contact & Questions?Tim Dalton 785-477-8239tdalton@ksu.edu

Nat Bascom 785-532-6309nbascom@ksu.edu


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