Our Investors

The Rockefeller Foundation, United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) through UK aid, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) were the original funders of AATF. The funding they provided enabled the establishment of the Foundation, initiation and implementation of projects, and building capacity to leverage additional support from other investors for both core and projects. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and PepsiCo have previously provided core funding for operational support.

 

The Rockefeller Foundation was one of the original funders of AATF.

  UK aid from the UK government, one of the original funders of AATF, provides core funding that supports the Foundation’s operations such as building institutional capacity and strengthening corporate governance. It partially supports some projects, complementing project funding from other investors, and wholly funds others. UK aid wholly funds the Cassava Mechanisation and Agro-processing Project.
 

The US Agency for International Development (USAID), one of the original funders of AATF, supports the Nitrogen-Use Efficient, Water-Use Efficient, Salt-Tolerant Rice Project; Pod-Borer Resistant Cowpea Project; and the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project. USAID has also previously provided core funding for operational support.

  USAID supports the Striga Control in Maize project as part of the US government’s Feed the Future initiative.
  The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports the WEMA, Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa and the Hybrid Rice: Breeding by Design projects.The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has also previously provided core funding for operational support.
  The Howard G. Buffett Foundation supports the WEMA project.
 

Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture supports the Seeds2B project.

  PepsiCo has previously provided core funding for operational support.
     

 

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