Together with our partners, Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations (Gates Ag One) helps accelerate crop innovations reaching — and benefitting — smallholders in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

We embrace a start-up mentality — seeking major breakthroughs and acting decisively.

Improving plant biology offers the potential for transformations that are renewable, affordable, and scalable. Gates Ag One is a subsidiary of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, set up specifically to harness this natural solution for development impact.

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We act like an agricultural innovation accelerator — connecting what is currently a fragmented research and development pipeline for smallholders.

Demographically, smallholders are amongst the most likely to be poor, hungry, and malnourished. They are also amongst the most impacted by climate change despite being least responsible. Currently, agricultural innovations often overlook these realities.

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We take a collaborative approach — crowdsourcing diverse expertise and building local capacity for the long term.

A viable enabling environment is as important as new innovations themselves. Solutions must evolve with the changing needs of smallholder farmers. Our open innovation approach generates and shares knowledge freely, believing that collaboration, not competition, creates the best results.

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Join a team that’s forging a new model for product development — one focused on translating the world’s most potentially impactful science into public goods that are accessible where they’re needed most.

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