“First mile and last mile”


Maximizing partnerships, global collaboration, information and technology transfer

GCSM maximizes information and technology transfer through value-chain development and strengthens the capacity of local producers and business owners by sharing results to enhance regional impact.  

Utilizing a “first mile and last mile” approach to research and technology delivery, GCSM engages actors at inception. This co-creation process of research and technologies, facilitated in close partnership with end users and food system stakeholders, addresses identified demands, fosters continual feedback and improvement and leads to higher adoption rates. 

Building on historical collaborations with our US Land Grant University and Global University partners, cutting-edge research and technology deployment will be further leveraged. The GCSM network has a portfolio of tested and registered ready-to-scale technologies for applications across the value chains. Multiple private and public partnerships support further scaling and commercialization of these technologies. 

Learn more about past project implementations

January 11, 2022

Genetic Improvement of Sorghum for Resistance to Fungal Pathogens

January 10, 2022

Seedballs – Enhancing the Yield Effect in Pearl Millet and Sorghum and Disseminating the Technology in West Africa

January 9, 2022

Durable Adaptation to Aphid and Drought for Smallholder Sorghum in the Americas

January 8, 2022

Expanding Markets for Sorghum and Millet Farmers in West Africa through Strengthening of Women and Youth Processors and Nutrition-based Promotion of Products

January 7, 2022

Enabling Marker Assisted Selection for Sorghum Disease Resistance in Senegal and Niger

January 6, 2022

Genetic Enhancement of Pearl Millet for Yield, Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in West Africa (GENMIL)

January 5, 2022

Improving Sorghum Adaptation in West Africa with a Genomics-Enabled Breeding Network (SAWAGEN)

January 4, 2022

Advancing Improved Functionality and Protein Quality Sorghum Hybrids for Food Applications in Ethiopia

January 3, 2022

Sorghum Trait Deployment Pipeline for Improved Food and Feed Value

January 2, 2022

Genetic Enhancement of Sorghum to Promote Commercial Seed Supply and Grain Market Development

January 1, 2022

Agricultural Economics Research on Sorghum and Millet

January 12, 2021

Development of Dual-purpose Pearl Millet Varieties for the Benefit of Farmers and Agro-pastoralists in the Sahelian and Sudanian Zones of West Africa

January 12, 2021

Assessment of Pearl Millet Production Problems in West Africa and Molecular Diversity Analysis of Pearl Millet Parental Lines

January 11, 2021

Improved Crop Genetics, Production Practices and Processing Methods for Increased Productivity and Nutrition for Smallholder Sorghum Producers in Ethiopia

January 11, 2021

Development of biotic stress-resistant sorghum cultivars for Niger and Senegal

January 10, 2021

Biological Control of the Millet Head Miner in Niger and Senegal