Forty countries from Africa and Latin America & the Caribbean presented 239 proposals for the Africa-Brazil and the Latin America & Caribbean-Brazil Agricultural Innovation Platforms - mechanisms created with the purpose of financing agricultural development and innovation projects. Both platforms are coordinated by Embrapa. Total resource for the platforms is US$ 1.7 million, with US$ 1.2 million for projects aimed at African countries and US$ 500,000 for Latin America & Caribbean countries. The Africa-Brazil Platform (The Africa-Brazil Agricultural Innovation Marketplace) received a total of 140 preliminary proposals, compared with 80 received in the first round two years ago, when the total volume of funds was US$ 800,000. Of the 140 proposals, fifteen will be selected for funding. Twenty-three African countries participated in this second edition of the Africa-Brazil platform. Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda are among those who submitted the largest number of proposals in all areas. The Latin American & Caribbean-Brazil Agricultural Innovation Platform (or LAC-Brazil Agricultural Innovation Marketplace) received a total of 99 preliminary proposals from 17 Latin American & Caribbean countries, distributed among four thematic areas. The countries with the largest number of entries are Argentina, Cuba and Costa Rica, with a tie between Colombia and Peru. Partners in these initiatives include: The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Brazilian Cooperation Agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (ABC/MRE), the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Inter American Development Bank (IADB) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).