Innovation Labs

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Integrated Pest Management (the IPM Innovation Lab, formerly the IPM CRSP) is one of 25 collaborative research innovation labs, set up to leverage the expertise found at American land grant universities to assist developing countries around the world.

Legislation that allowed for the creation of the Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs) was passed in 1975 as an amendment to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, or Title XII – Famine Prevention and Freedom from Hunger. USAID then created the CRSPs, harnessing the vast resources of universities to allow aid from the United States to be spread efficiently across a broad scope. Land grant universities, themselves begun with the express purpose of extending the knowledge of the university to a wider audience, are the ideal organization to take on this task on a global scale. In 2012, the CRSPs, under the Feed the Future program, became Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research.

The other Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research are: