World Bank Impact Story: Improving Food Security in Africa

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To scale up use of innovative and climate-smart agriculture practices in Africa, in 2010 the World Bank provided funding to establish the Africa-Brazil Agricultural Innovation Marketplace (MKTPlace) for small-holder farmers. Ever since, the online MKTplace has brought scientists, farmers, financiers, and policymakers from Africa and Brazil together to identify solutions to agricultural problems and fund promising projects. This wholesale model facilitates widespread agricultural knowledge sharing at scale rather than focusing on a single knowledge exchange.