Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 4/18/2022

RFI - Soybean Value Chain Research Innovation Lab

The United States Government, represented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS), is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) to interested organizations, particularly non-traditional partners, including Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), civil society, private sector, local partners, as well as new and underutilized partners.


This RFI was developed to seek innovative ideas to inform future research priorities that Sustainably increase the productivity of soybean and strengthen the value chain in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We wish to identify areas or topics of research on soybean or in soybean farming systems that hold the greatest potential to advance effective and sustainable development in USAID partner countries and contribute towards the Journey to Self-Reliance in target and aligned Feed the Future countries in SSA.

USAID is conducting market research to collect supplemental information to develop the follow-on activity to the current award Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Soybean Value Chain. Responses to this RFI will be used to determine the Research for Development (R4D) priority areas for soybean in SSA as they relate to the overarching goals and objectives of USAID and Feed the Future.

Response Date: March 2, 2021

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