New CRSPs Website Launched
The CRSP Digest Project launched its website, CRSP Digest, on June 28, 2012.
To keep members of the USAID-supported Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs) informed of research achievements and announcements, the CRSP Digest Project has been formed as a joint knowledge management effort. The CRSP Digest Project recently launched its website, the CRSP Digest, to highlight and to report on new CRSP research, events, and announcements.
On the new all-CRSP website, you will find:
- Agricultural research achievements, success stories, and key facts about the CRSPs
- A searchable database of long-term training data, publications, videos, and projects
- Overviews of current and historical CRSPs
- Announcements and a calendar of CRSP events
The CRSP Digest Project is supported by individual CRSPs. Implemented by Cultural Practice LLC, the CRSP Digest Project compiles, synthesizes, and disseminates various types of data about CRSP activities and achievements to such stakeholders as development practitioners, USAID staff, students, and researchers.
The Collaborative Research Support Programs are multidisciplinary research and training programs that seek innovative solutions to food security, health, agricultural growth, trade expansion, and sustainable use of natural resources in the developing world. A unique partnership between U.S. universities, developing country institutions, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Collaborative Research Support Programs address issues of hunger and poverty through science and technology research. The CRSPs seek to address not only the critical research questions in its particular area of expertise but also the cross-cutting topics of climate change, gender, food security, nutrition, and capacity building.
The CRSPs receive core funding from the Bureau for Food Security of USAID. Many CRSPs also receive buy-ins from USAID Missions and other bureaus or offices within the agency. Additional support is provided by the United States and host country participating institutions through cash and in-kind contributions to the programs. These matching and leveraged funds range from 20 percent to more than 100 percent of USAID support, making the CRSPs an extremely cost-effective mechanism for international research and development.
Current CRSP projects include:
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