Millennium Alliance (MA) is a tool under the Innovative Ventures and
Technologies for Development (INVENT) Programme to implement the
programme objective of sourcing Indian innovations in health and
agri-food sectors for impact for poor populations in developing
countries. The MA is a pool fund run by the Federation of Indian Chamber
of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) supported by USAID, ICCO, Technology
Development Board of the Government of India, ICICI Foundation and DFID
among others. Under INVENT, DFID is supporting the development,
incubation, scale-up and adoption of social innovations for domestic
applications in India and for south-south development in other
developing countries. This particular assignment will contribute to
exchange, testing and adaptation of Indian agri-food innovations in
developing country settings. The focus is on developing appropriate,
demand-based applications for developing countries in Africa and South
INVENT challenges Indian innovators to develop products and approaches
that hit the sweet spot at the intersection of:
- enhanced agricultural productivity
- greater agricultural sustainability; and
- greater impact of agriculture on nutrition.
Evidence on Demand was requested to undertake a rapid desk based
technical appraisal of a collection of proposals for Indian agricultural
innovations that could be tested and adapted in developing countries.
This input will provide DFID Global Partnerships, India with prioritised
options on which proposals offer the best prospects for relevance and
impact in developing countries and will guide the decisions of the
funding committee on which proposals will receive funding.
Anon. Evidence on Demand summary. Rapid desk based appraisal of proposals for Indian agricultural innovations that could be used in India and tested and adapted in South Asia and Africa contexts. Evidence on Demand, UK (2015) 1 pp.
Evidence on Demand summary. Rapid desk based appraisal of proposals for Indian agricultural innovations that could be used in India and tested and adapted in South Asia and Africa contexts