Crop Innovations CIO

Crop Innovations aims to improve food security and nutrition as well as increase farmers' income through research and technology adaptation that will facilitate better use and conservation of our genetic resources.

Crop Innovations provides support to farmers, governments and organisations working at grass-roots levels to promote sustainable agriculture and conservation. We conduct demand-driven research and adapt scientific technology that supports a value chain for diverse crops and ensures the benefits of these crops are shared appropriately with all stakeholders. Our work particularly seeks to capture the full value of currently under-utilised crops and varieties through characterising their genetic diversity and helping to ensure indigenous knowledge is rewarded.