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$17.68 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 is a five-year US$6.8 million prize competition that aims…

In Progress

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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 is a four-year, US$4.9 million prize competition that aims to…

In Progress

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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Engaging Women’s Producer Organizations in Senegal to #InspireInclusion

March 7, 2024

The AgResults PM Team recently met with the Ndjoudien Women Producer Organization in the Kaffrine region of Senegal.…

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AgResults and Land O’Lakes Venture37 Reflect on Gender Inclusion in Tanzania at #AGRF2023

September 12, 2023

When food systems are inclusive, understandable they are stronger, more resilient, and more sustainable. But the question of…

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Exploring Gender Inclusion in Tanzania’s Dairy Sector at #AGRF2023

August 28, 2023

Building better food systems demands that youth and women play a central role—that’s what Africa’s Food Systems Forum…

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AgResults Indonesia Aquaculture Challenge Project Announces Year 2 Prize Winners

June 13, 2023

To mark the end of a successful second year, the AgResults Indonesia Aquaculture Challenge Project held a series…