Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to African Agricultural Technology Foundation

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of December 2019. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Melinda_Gates_Foundation
Best overview URLhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Melinda_Gates_Foundation
Facebook username gatesfoundation
LinkedIn username bill-&-melinda-gates-foundation
Websitehttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/
Donations URLhttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/Quick-Links/Grants-Database
Twitter usernamegatesfoundation
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do
Grant application process pagehttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Grantseeker-FAQ
Regularity with which donor updates donations datacontinuous updates
Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)irregular
Lag with which donor updates donations datamonths
Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)years
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/gates-foundation-iati-processing

Brief history: The Gates Foundation launched in 2000, with precursors starting in the 1990s, financed by the personal wealth of co-founder Bill Gates from Microsoft. Starting 2005, it scaled up its giving significantly after a large funding commitment from Warren Buffett

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: See https://www.gatesfoundation.org/Who-We-Are/General-Information/Foundation-Factsheet for the grantmaking areas. The four grantmaking areas are the Global Development Program, Global Health Program, Global Policy and Advocacy, and United States Program. Within the United States Program the focus is on K-12 education, the Internet, and emergency relief

Notes on grant publication logistics: Although the Gates Foundation has a grants database on its website, as well as individual grant pages for every grant, we use the IATI data instead, because it can be processed programmatically (the data on the site does not allow for full data download or easy programmatic processing). This leads to a few problems: first, IATI data does not include grants made in the United States, since it focuses on development assistance (DA) spending. Second, IATI data is updated more infrequently. Third, it may sometimes omit some information that is present in the grants database

Full donor page for donor Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Websitehttp://aatf-africa.org/
Twitter usernameaatfafrica

Full donee page for donee African Agricultural Technology Foundation

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008
Agriculture (filter this donor) 19 118,153,083.00 4,399,919.00 13,442,920.00 5,199,998.00 826,045.00 532,661.00 53,601,681.00 2,391,030.00 -4,691,171.00 42,450,000.00
Total 19 118,153,083.00 4,399,919.00 13,442,920.00 5,199,998.00 826,045.00 532,661.00 53,601,681.00 2,391,030.00 -4,691,171.00 42,450,000.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (19 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
399,918.002017-06-20Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop strategies or approaches to effectively and sustainably achieve higher mechanization usage by smallholder cassava farmers that will increase overall yield per unit area and productivity; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
4,000,001.002017-06-14Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and distribute improved maize hybrids for Africa that are drought-tolerant, insect-resistant, and higher yielding; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
8,542,920.002016-11-15Agriculture/agricultural inputshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address systemic failures in maize foundation seed and ensure smallholder farmers in East and Southern Africa benefit at a large scale from the newer, better performing, climate resilient products developed through global public goods investments; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
4,900,000.002016-10-17Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance knowledge-sharing and awareness on agricultural biotechnology. Reinvestment: Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB). Investment start date: 7/6/2015 to end date: 1/31/2019. Grantee name: African Agricultural Technology Foundation; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Ghana|Burkina faso|Ethiopia|Tanzania, united republic of|Kenya|Uganda|Nigeria.
5,613,020.002015-07-06Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance knowledge-sharing and awareness on agricultural biotechnology. Reinvestment: Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB). Investment start date: 7/6/2015 to end date: 1/31/2019. Grantee name: African Agricultural Technology Foundation; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Ghana|Burkina faso|Ethiopia|Tanzania, united republic of|Kenya|Uganda|Nigeria.
-413,022.002015-07-01Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance knowledge-sharing and awareness on agricultural biotechnology for improved understanding and appreciation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Nigeria|Burkina faso|Kenya|Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana.
826,045.002014-04-04Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance knowledge-sharing and awareness on agricultural biotechnology for improved understanding and appreciation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Nigeria|Burkina faso|Kenya|Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana.
3,254,779.002013-11-29Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and distribute improved maize hybrids for Africa that are drought-tolerant, insect-resistant, and higher yielding; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-3,254,779.002013-11-29Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop drought tolerant maize for small farmers in Africa. WEMA: Water Efficient Maize for Africa. Investment start date: 2/1/2008 to end date: 1/31/2013. Grantee name: African Agricultural Technology Foundation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
104,391.002013-10-31Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support for increased participation of African and South Asian scholars and policy makers at the 2014 ICABR Annual Meeting; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya.
428,270.002013-10-16Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance knowledge-sharing and awareness on agricultural biotechnology for improved understanding and appreciation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Nigeria|Burkina faso|Kenya|Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana.
4,756,466.002012-10-29Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create Global Public Goods by selecting successful germplasm for global distribution along with the data, to create a strong, viable and sustainable 2-line rice hybrid breeding platform; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Ethiopia|Ghana|Uganda|Kenya|Nigeria|Mozambique.
149,000.002012-10-18Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance knowledge-sharing and awareness on agricultural biotechnology for improved understanding and appreciation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Nigeria|Burkina faso|Kenya|Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana.
45,696,200.002012-10-16Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and distribute improved maize hybrids for Africa that are drought-tolerant, insect-resistant, and higher yielding; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
3,000,015.002012-03-12Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance knowledge-sharing and awareness on agricultural biotechnology for improved understanding and appreciation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Nigeria|Burkina faso|Kenya|Tanzania, united republic of|Ghana.
1,391,030.002011-10-11Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop drought tolerant maize for small farmers in Africa. WEMA: Water Efficient Maize for Africa. Investment start date: 2/1/2008 to end date: 1/31/2013. Grantee name: African Agricultural Technology Foundation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
1,000,000.002011-06-09Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for general operating support. General Operation Support. Investment start date: 6/9/2011 to end date: 5/31/2014. Grantee name: African Agricultural Technology Foundation; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-4,691,171.002010-09-15Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop drought tolerant maize for small farmers in Africa. WEMA: Water Efficient Maize for Africa. Investment start date: 2/1/2008 to end date: 1/31/2013. Grantee name: African Agricultural Technology Foundation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
42,450,000.002008-03-20Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop drought tolerant maize for small farmers in Africa. WEMA: Water Efficient Maize for Africa. Investment start date: 2/1/2008 to end date: 1/31/2013. Grantee name: African Agricultural Technology Foundation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.