The Boris Mints Institute was founded with the intention to encourage research, planning and innovative thinking in order to promote a significant positive change in the world. BMI is focusing on designing strategic innovative plans through applied, practical and solutions-driven research, which is conducted by bright M.A and PhD students under the supervision of internationally renowned senior scientists.
BMI and the Foundation will collaborate on forging strategic policy solutions to the long time plight of small farmers in Africa, most of which are women. To do so, the Matanel Foundation support two Ph.D. grants: on for a student who will include the Food Safety Database in his/her research and the other to a student who will work at the ICIPE Research Center in Kenya. This Ph.D. student will work with a local researcher at the Center under the supervision of academic experts from the Center and the Institute to assess the success or lack thereof of different policy solutions researched and implemented by the Center. The two researchers, the Ph.D. student from TAU and the local researcher of the Center will publish on a regular basis, short assessment commentaries of findings to inform the communities at large as to what policies work and what policies fail in helping poor small farmers in Africa.