The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS) has issued a Draft Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for a new Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Current and Emerging Threats to Crops (CETC) which aims to design, lead, and implement a research program focused on the control of current and emerging biotic threats to food security crops that the poor depend on. To view the draft NOFO, please visit:

Comments are requested to help refine key elements of the draft design to ensure clarity, maximum development impact, coordination with existing and planned USAID and other development partner programs, and alignment with country and regional priorities. USAID/RFS may significantly revise this proposed new activity and planned solicitation after receiving comments from this and completing further consultations with internal and external stakeholders.

Please provide comments no later than January 22 by 4 p.m., Washington, DC time via email to

The CETC Innovation Lab funding opportunity will be issued at a later date and  will be announced on the grants website at early next year. 

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