Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

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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
Facebook page IITA.CGIAR
Websitehttp://www.iita.org
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Institute_of_Tropical_Agriculture

Full donee page for donee International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

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 2009
Agriculture (filter this donor) 28 102,894,279.13 1,236,460.00 12,480,812.00 12,288,286.00 28,090,982.00 13,332,185.00 12,753,793.00 20,287,078.13 2,424,683.00
Food crop production (filter this donor) 2 15,399,187.00 0.00 0.00 15,399,187.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 30 118,293,466.13 1,236,460.00 12,480,812.00 27,687,473.00 28,090,982.00 13,332,185.00 12,753,793.00 20,287,078.13 2,424,683.00

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 (30 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,138,940.002017-10-05Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assist in transforming African agriculture towards increasing the continent's capacity for greater self-sufficiency in food production, thus improving the lives of millions of rural households; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
97,520.002017-09-06Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to estimate the rates of adoption of improved cassava cultivars in Nigeria to help understand the drivers of adoption; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
11,980,812.002016-11-08Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and scale out seed yam businesses that will provide healthy seed of more productive varieties leading to adoption of new improved varieties to enhance productivity and food security for smallholder farmers, increase and sustain incomes of certi; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|Ghana.
500,000.002016-03-21Agriculture/agricultural inputshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve cassava productivity, sustainability, and food security in Eastern and Southern African regions by deploying virus-free cassava varieties with dual resistance to cassava mosaic disease and cassava brown streak disease; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Mozambique|Kenya|Malawi|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda.
10,000,000.002015-11-03Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce aflatoxin prevalence on groundnuts and maize grown by smallholder farmers in eleven countries in Africa through facilitating the manufacture and distribution of a breakthrough biocontrol product, aflasafe; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Senegal|Burkina faso|Ghana|Gambia (the)|Kenya|Malawi|Nigeria|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Mozambique.
1,000,000.002015-10-14Food crop productionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the output of improved pest and disease resistant cowpea varieties to better serve the nutritional and economic wellbeing of smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|Ghana|Mali.
1,000,000.002015-10-14Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the output of improved pest and disease resistant cowpea varieties to better serve the nutritional and economic wellbeing of smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|Ghana|Mali.
14,399,187.002015-09-28Food crop productionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to undertake agronomic research linked to the priorities of dissemination partners such as national extension services, NGOs, input suppliers, and processers in Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda to identify improved crop management practices to enhance; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Congo (the democratic republic of the)|Ghana|Nigeria|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda.
195,714.412015-05-04Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to double the productivity of yams in the major producing countries of Ghana and Nigeria and thereby stimulate sustainable increase in incomes for smallholder yam producers and contribute to their food security and economic development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana|Nigeria.
293,571.592015-05-04Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to double the productivity of yams in the major producing countries of Ghana and Nigeria and thereby stimulate sustainable increase in incomes for smallholder yam producers and contribute to their food security and economic development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana|Nigeria.
799,000.002015-04-10Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to estimate the rates of adoption of improved cassava cultivars in Nigeria to help understand the drivers of adoption; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
13,500,000.002014-10-14Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance food security and improved livelihoods by increasing productivity and sustainability of yam cultivation through more productive and consumer-preferred varieties, reducing the costs for smallholder producers and consumers in West Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|Côte d'ivoire|Benin|Ghana.
13,873,600.002014-10-01Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance regional food security and livelihoods significantly and sustainably through an efficient East African highland banana breeding pipeline that produces high yielding and more nutritious cooking banana cultivars acceptable to consumers in Eastern; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda.
717,382.002014-09-23Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to study breeding for Cassava Brown Streak and Mosaic Disease tolerance in Tanzania and Uganda; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Tanzania, united republic of.
319,999.592013-11-05Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to double the productivity of yams in the major producing countries of Ghana and Nigeria and thereby stimulate sustainable increase in incomes for smallholder yam producers and contribute to their food security and economic development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana|Nigeria.
479,999.412013-11-05Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to double the productivity of yams in the major producing countries of Ghana and Nigeria and thereby stimulate sustainable increase in incomes for smallholder yam producers and contribute to their food security and economic development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana|Nigeria.
2,595,383.002013-10-28Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop varieties of enset banana that are resistant to bacterial wilt to protect a critical food security crop in Ethiopia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
1,496,688.002013-10-22Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to study breeding for Cassava Brown Streak and Mosaic Disease tolerance in Tanzania and Uganda; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Tanzania, united republic of.
703,941.002013-09-26Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a system for future improvements to yam varieties. Yam Transformation System. Investment start date: 9/26/2013 to end date: 4/30/2016. Grantee name: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana|Cameroon|Burkina faso|Nigeria|Uganda.
7,656,326.002013-09-10Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and assess – with smallholder farmer participation – modern, relevant and appropriate cassava weed management technologies suitable for sustainable intensification in major agro-ecological and socio-economic conditions of Nigeria; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
29,848.002013-08-27Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to host a conference to discuss strategies for banana and plantain improvement. Conference Support: Priorities and Strategies for Improved Plantain Breeding. Investment start date: 8/27/2013 to end date: 2/28/2014. Grantee name: International Institute of; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Indonesia|Nigeria|Rwanda|India.
50,000.002013-03-06Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a conference to discuss the set-up, funding and management of a cassava germplasm bank for East Africa applying a more farmer-centric approach; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Rwanda|Burundi|Congo (the democratic republic of the)|Kenya|Madagascar|Mozambique|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Malawi.
5,721,526.002012-06-01Agriculture/agricultural inputshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve cassava productivity, sustainability, and food security in Eastern and Southern African regions by deploying virus-free cassava varieties with dual resistance to cassava mosaic disease and cassava brown streak disease; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Mozambique|Kenya|Malawi|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda.
7,032,267.002012-04-05Agriculture/agricultural inputshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the crop yields of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan African countries through quality assessment, institutionalizing processes for testing and regulatory procedures and dissemination of effective agricultural commercial products; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|Ethiopia|Kenya|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Ghana.
4,883,365.502011-09-14Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to double the productivity of yams in the major producing countries of Ghana and Nigeria and thereby stimulate sustainable increase in incomes for smallholder yam producers and contribute to their food security and economic development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana|Nigeria.
7,325,048.502011-09-14Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to double the productivity of yams in the major producing countries of Ghana and Nigeria and thereby stimulate sustainable increase in incomes for smallholder yam producers and contribute to their food security and economic development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana|Nigeria.
1,319,661.002011-05-10Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and commercialize aflatoxin management tools to improve public health, increase trade, augment smallholder income, and enhance food security in Nigeria and Kenya; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Nigeria.
1,351,800.622011-04-01Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and implement a robust Striga threat reduction strategy that identifies and promotes scientifically proven technologies for smallholder farmers in Kenya and Nigeria; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Nigeria.
5,407,202.502011-04-01Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and implement a robust Striga threat reduction strategy that identifies and promotes scientifically proven technologies for smallholder farmers in Kenya and Nigeria; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya|Nigeria.
2,424,683.002009-11-05Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to study breeding for Cassava Brown Streak and Mosaic Disease tolerance in Tanzania and Uganda; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Tanzania, united republic of.