Using Prize Competitions to Create Sustainable Agricultural Markets

Our Unique Approach

AgResults is a $152 million multilateral initiative that uses Pay-for-Results prize competitions to incentivize, or “pull”, the private sector to overcome agricultural market barriers by investing in innovative research and delivery solutions that improve the lives of smallholder farmers. At our core we are an experiential learning initiative, continuously building evidence on what works, and what does not, in using prize competitions to spur sustainable market change.

Our Portfolio of Innovative Projects

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Vietnam Emissions Reduction Challenge Project

February 5, 2024

SUMMARY The AgResults Vietnam GHG Emissions Reduction Challenge Project was a four-year, US$8 million prize competition that aimed to…

Completed

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Kenya On-Farm Storage Challenge Project

SUMMARY The AgResults Kenya On-Farm Storage Challenge Project was a four-year, US$12 million program that used a Pay-for-Results…

Completed

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Uganda Legume Seeds Challenge Project

SUMMARY AgResults’ Uganda Legume Seed Challenge Project was designed as a six-year project using Pay-for-Results prizes to incentivize…

Completed

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Nigeria Aflasafe™ Challenge Project

SUMMARY The Nigeria Aflasafe™ Challenge Project was a five-year, US $12.68 million Pay-for-Results prize competition that incentivized private…

Completed

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Zambia Biofortified Maize Challenge Project

February 3, 2024

SUMMARY The AgResults Zambia Biofortified Maize Challenge Project was intended as a five-year, US$7 million Pay-for-Results prize competition…

Completed

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Brucellosis Vaccine Challenge Project

January 26, 2024

SUMMARY An effective Brucellosis vaccine would have significant health and economic benefits for smallholder farmers in developing countries.…

In Progress

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Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Challenge Project

SUMMARY The AgResults Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Challenge Project is an eight-year, US$17.34 million prize competition that…

In Progress

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Senegal Crop Storage Finance Challenge Project

SUMMARY The AgResults Senegal Crop Storage Finance Challenge Project was a five-year US$6.8 million prize competition that aimed…

Completed

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Indonesia Aquaculture Challenge Project

January 25, 2024

SUMMARY The AgResults Indonesia Aquaculture Challenge Project is a four-year, US$4.9 million prize competition that aims to strengthen…

In Progress

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Tanzania Dairy Productivity Challenge Project

January 8, 2024

SUMMARY The AgResults Tanzania Dairy Productivity Challenge Project was a four-year, US$4.9 million prize competition that aimed to…

Completed

AgResults by the Numbers

133

Competitors

454,750

Smallholder Farmers Reached

10

Current and Past Projects

$14.5m

Prize Funds Awarded (approx)

News and Blog

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How Pay-for-Results Paved the Way for Sustainable Dairy Production in Tanzania

July 15, 2024

The Tanzania prize competition transformed the way that dairy businesses in the country approach delivery of inputs and…

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Success Story: Best in Show in Tanzania

July 8, 2024

From 2020 – 2024, 24 business owners participated in the AgResults Tanzania Dairy Productivity Challenge Project, which was implemented…

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AgResults Recognizes Indonesia Aquaculture Competitor Achievements during Year 3 Award Ceremony

June 11, 2024

On June 4, winners from Year 3 of the Indonesia Aquaculture competition were recognized for their achievements. To…

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Request for Proposals for Verifier Services for the FMD Vaccine Challenge Project

June 3, 2024

The Secretariat of AgResults (“Secretariat”) invites your organization to submit a proposal (“Proposal”) to provide verification services in…