HarvestPlus is part of the CGIAR and is based at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a CGIAR research center. The HarvestPlus program is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Government of Canada, the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Happel Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development through a partnership with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, The Rockefeller Foundation through a partnership with AGRA, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, United States Agency for International Development/US Feed the Future Initiative, and the Waterloo Foundation.

AGRA is a farmer-centered, African-led, and partnerships-driven institution that is transforming Africa’s smallholder farming from a solitary struggle to survive to businesses that thrive.

Project: The Agriculture Development Program’s Women in Agriculture Extension Program in Nigeria

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a nonprofit fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world. They are a principal donor of HarvestPlus.

Project: Bihar Odisha Nutrition Initiative

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is increasing the range and scope of interventions aimed at vulnerable populations to address malnutrition.

Project (with support from the World Bank): DRC Multisectoral Nutrition and Health Project

Global Affairs Canada leads Canada’s international development, humanitarian, and peace and security assistance efforts.

Project: An Integrated Food Systems Approach to Build Nutrition Security

The Happel Foundation alleviates poverty by promoting sustainable improvement in the life circumstances of its beneficiaries.

Projects: Enriching the Health and Nutrition of School-Age Children and Farming Families in India (HaNSA) and Using Digital Innovation to Bring Nutrition Resilience to Zimbabwe

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. They are a principal donor of HarvestPlus.

The Rockefeller Foundation promotes the well-being of humanity throughout the world by making opportunities universal and sustainable.

Project (in partnership with AGRA): Advancing Availability of Biofortified Foods for Institutional Markets

The United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office reduces poverty and tackles global challenges with international partners. They are a principle donor of HarvestPlus, providing support with UK Aid from the UK government.

Project: Scaling Climate and Nutrition-Smart Crops in North Nigeria

The Waterloo Foundation is an independent grant-making foundation interested in projects that help globally, with particular focus on the disparity of opportunities, wealth and the unsustainable use of the world’s natural resources. 

Project: Nutritious School Meals in Malawi

Previous Funding Partners

The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation transforms the lives of children and adolescents.

Project: Assessing Food-Based Approaches to Increase Calcium Intakes

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition advances nutrition outcomes by improving the consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially the most vulnerable to malnutrition.

Project (with support from NLDS and BMZ): Commercialisation of Biofortified Crops Programme

World Vision is a humanitarian organization helping children, families, and their communities overcome poverty and injustice.

Project (with support from the Government of Canada): Enhancing Nutrition Services to Improve Maternal and Child Health in Africa and Asia (ENRICH)