ISAAA is a small, responsive, non-bureaucratic, international network with three Centers in North America, Africa and Asia to monitor and evaluate technology transfer to the developing world.
ISAAA's mission is to contribute to poverty alleviation, by increasing crop productivity and income generation, particularly for resource-poor farmers, and to bring about a safer environment and more sustainable agricultural development. ... [according to site editor's information]
CGIAR a strategic partnership of countries, international and regional organizations and private foundations supporting the work of 15 international Centers. In collaboration with national agricultural research systems, civil society and the private sector, the CGIAR fosters sustainable agricultural growth through high-quality science aimed at benefiting the poor through stronger food security, better human nutrition and health, higher incomes and improved management of natural resources. ... [according to site editor's information]
IITA is an Africa-based international research-for-development organization. Its vision is to be one of Africa's leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger and poverty. It has more than 100 international scientists based in various IITA stations across Africa. The network of scientists is dedicated to the development of technologies that reduce producer and consumer risk, increase local production, and generate wealth. IITA is supported primarily by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ... [according to site editor's information]
ICRISAT is a non-profit and non-political research organization that serves the poorest of the poor in the semi-arid areas of the developing world. ICRISAT's mission is to help empower 600 million poor people to overcome hunger, poverty and a degraded environment in the dry tropics through better agriculture. ICRISAT belongs to the Alliance of Future Harvest Centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ... [according to site editor's information]
ILRI works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing science and capacity-building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. ILRI works in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean, with offices in East and West Africa, South and Southeast Asia, China and Central America. It is a non-profit-making and non-governmental organization with headquarters in Nairobi and Addis Ababa and one of 15 'Future Harvest Centres', which conduct food and environmental research to help alleviate poverty and increase food security while protecting the natural resource base. It is supported inter alia by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ... [according to site editor's information; Redaktion ilissAfrica]
AfricaRice is an autonomous intergovernmental research association of African member states. It is also one of the 15 international agricultural research Centers supported by CGIAR.
Its mission is to contribute to poverty alleviation and food security in Africa, through research, development and partnership activities aimed at increasing the productivity and profitability of the rice sector in ways that ensure the sustainability of the farming environment. ... [according to site editor's information]
L'INSAH est une institution spécialisée du Comité Permanent Inter Etats de lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS). Son mandat est de coordonner, d'harmoniser et de promouvoir les études et recherches sur l'agriculture, l'environnement, les marchés et les questions de population/développement. [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site]
The AGRHYMET Regional Centre is a specialized institute of the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS). Its primary objectives are:
* to contribute to achieving food security and increased agricultural production in the CILSS member States
* to improve natural resource management in the Sahelian region
by providing training and information to development stakeholders and partners in agroecology taken as a whole (agroclimatology, hydrology, crop protection). It is specialized in the science and techniques applied to agricultural development, rural development and natural resource management. ... [according to site editor's information]
UNU-INRA undertakes research, education and information-sharing activities that
* advance food security by challenging African scientists to collaborate with UNU-INRA to: (a) develop new knowledge and validate/disseminate the indigenous knowledge of African farmers, herders and forest dwellers, (b) add value to Africa's primary products through applied science and technology and (c) focus on education and training of young scientists in cutting-edge science.
* Link natural resource knowledge to policy formulation, problem-solving, and long-term planning processes.
* Emphasize the critical role played by African women in the conservation and management of natural resources.
Currently, UNU-INRA's activities focus on four main thematic areas:(1) Climate, water, land, (2) Biodiversity, medicinal plants, (3) Innovations, socio-economics, policy, and (4) Capacity building ... [according to site editor's information]
ASARECA is a non-political organization of the National Agricultural Research Institutes of ten countries (Burundi, DR Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda). It aims at increasing the efficiency of agricultural research in the region so as to facilitate economic growth, food security and export competitiveness through productive and sustainable agriculture. ... [according to site editor's information]