Ministry of Rural Development (Government of India): In 2014, we entered into a national level memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (NRLPS) as a National Support Organization (NSO) to expand the Digital Green approach to state rural livelihoods missions and partners.
Out of the total outlay for this project, the Government of India's Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) and state governments cover almost 70% of the cost, while the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation covers 30%. Currently we're partnering with eight state rural livelihood promotion societies, namely, Bihar, Rajasthan, Andhra, Telengana, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Maharashtra and Karnataka.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting us in India to apply our low-cost, community-based video approach for enhanced peer-to-peer learning to address Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent health (RMNCH+A) nutritional goals through a new project - Digital Integration to Scale Gender-Sensitive Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC). This project aims to reach over 200,000 women in 2,000 villages of states in India with high burden of under-nutrition. Read more about the project here.
Timeline: Dec 2015 – Dec 2019
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting us in Ethiopia to reach 1 million smallholder farmers to help them access information on agronomic practices.
Timeline: Dec 2014 – Dec 2017
USAID’s Bureau for Food Security has launched the five-year Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) project, led by Digital Green in partnership with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), CARE International, and multiple resource partners. DLEC operates under a five-year Leader with Associates (LWA) Cooperative Agreement.
DLEC will partner with USAID missions in Feed the Future (FTF) and aligned countries to raise incomes and increase resilience of smallholder farmers and their families by scaling and enhancing locally-relevant, cost-effective, and pluralistic agricultural extension systems that bring together information technologies and community-based organizations. By helping country-led agricultural extension and advisory services (EAS) to become more pluralistic, DLEC will help them become more effective, accountable, scalable, and sustainable.
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-arid Tropics (ICRISAT) supports us to improve farmer livelihoods in 110 villages in 6 districts of Karnataka and 3 districts in Andhra Pradesh, India.
Timeline: Sept 2013 – Feb 2016
Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC): supports us in 30 villages in Keonjhar District of Odisha, India. The project focuses on agri-nutrition pathways in communities.
Timeline: Nov 2014 – Feb 2016
CISCO: funded us for a web-based knowledge platform that empowers community knowledge workers to increase the productivity of small farmers in India.
Timeline: April 2014 - Mar 2015
Department for International Development (DFID) supported us in reaching over 60,000 households in 400 villages in India, and 200 villages in Ethiopia and Ghana.
Timeline: Oct 2012 – March 2015