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Designing Agricultural Research that Leads to Commercialization Webinar

Event Date: 
Jan 09, 2019
11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
Online Event
Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation


After exploring the success factors of commercialization in last year’s webinar, From Lab to Market: Success Factors for Commercializing Agricultural Technologies, a new report from Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation explores recommendations to USAID and research institutions on how to best improve the commercialization approach, increase the success factor in commercializing research, and how to move forward with research to commercialization.

Focusing on designing agricultural research-related interventions with commercialization as the intended scaling pathway, we found that there is no set formula to guarantee success to research, but a collection of factors that will guide your research. Our recommendations revolve around these two topics:

  1. Involving the private sector in strategy setting, program design, and implementation.
  2. Facilitating the commercialization process through capacity development and an enabling environment.  

Join us for this webinar to learn more about the key takeaways to design a successful strategy for agricultural research leading to commercialization. Click here to sign up for the webinar.


Virginia Sopyla of Sopyla Consulting LLC is a consultant focusing on international agricultural development. 


  • Dieter Josef Schillinger is the deputy director general, Research and Development - Biosciences at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) based in Nairobi, Kenya

  • Mojdeh Bahar is the assistant administrator for Technology Transfer at Agricultural Research Service, USDA

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