A  web·guide to sustainable development, conservation & the glocal environment



International organizations

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN)

     · A joint FAO & WHO initiative

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

UN Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO)

     Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA)

     Committee on World Food Security

          High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition

          Voluntary Guidelines on Land Tenure

                · Full title: Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land,

                  Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT)

     FAO Soils Portal

     Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG)

World Food Programme

World Health Organization (WHO)

     Global Environment Monitoring System

          GEMS-Food Contamination Monitoring and Assessment Program (GEMS-Food)    

International research networks

There are two major international networks of crop-specific or topic-specific agricultural research


          1. The Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA),

              which coordinates nine member organizatons;

           2. The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Resources (CGIAR), which hosts 15

               International Agricultural Reserch Centers (IARCs)

Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA)

     Listing of AIRCA members @ AIRCA

     African Insect Science for Food and Health (icpe: Nairobi, Kenya)

     CAB International (CABI: Wallingford, England, United Kingdom)

          CABI Digital Library

     Crops For the Future (CFF: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

     International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA: Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

     International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD: Kathmandu, Nepal)

     International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC: Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA)

     International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR: Beijing - China)

     Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE: Cartago, Costa Rica)

     World Vegetable Center (AVRDC: Shanhua, Taiwan)

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Resources (CGIAR)

    Listing of CGIAR Research Centers @ GGIAR

        · CGIAR Research Centers are commonly referred to as International Agriculture Research

          Centers (IARCs)

     Africa Rice Center

     Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

     International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

     International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

     International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

     International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

     International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

          Mazingira Center

     International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

     International Potato Center (CIP)     

     International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

     International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

     Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)     

     World Agroforestry (ICRAF)


Foreign aid

Feed the Future [USA]

Research institutions, initiatives & networks

Cornell Alliance for Science

EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems

Food Tank

     · ”...a global community pushing for food system change.”

Food Studies Research Network

Global Soils Partnership

     · An FAO sponsored group that provides scientific research to address global soil issues for

       sustainable development.

IFOAM - Organics International

     · Originally the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements

M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation

OpenTEAM, or Open Technology Ecosystem for Agricultural Management

Project Baseline: A Timecapsule of Seeds

Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE)

Resource Innovation Institute (RII)

Sustainable Food Lab

Utopian Seed Project

Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy

Educational institutions

Food Business School (FBS)

NGOs & coalitions

Action Against Hunger


Center for Food Integrity

Center for Food Safety

Center for Science in the Public Interest

Clean Meat Hoax

Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture

Crop Trust


     · ”...a global, non-profit startup dedicated to transforming our global food system through sound

     science, impatient disruption and novel partnerships.”

     · EAT-Lancet Commission

EcoAgriculture Partners

ETC Group (formerly RAFI)

Fair Food Network

Food & Water Action

Food & Water Watch

Good Food for All (GFFA) collaborative

Good Food Institute

     · “By bringing together the brightest innovators, forward-thinking investors, and food marketing

     visionaries, we can produce food in a new and better way."


Heifer International

     · Primarily works towards building community resilience and reducing poverty through projects

     in economic development, environmental sustainability, women's empowerment, food security, and risk mitigation. 

Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy (IATP)

Kiss the Ground


Livestock Conservancy

Network for Eco-Farming in Africa

Nordic Genetic Resources Center (NordGen)

Organic Consumer's Association

Oxfam International

Perennial Farming Initiative



Regeneration International

Root Capital

Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity

Slow Food International

Terra Madre Foundation

UK Agricultural Biodiversity Coalition

United States Biochar Initiative (USBI)

Vegan Society

Veganuary [UK]

War on Want

World Farmers

World Farmers‘ Organization

Private sector ~ Associations & societies

Agriculture, Food & Human Values Society

Organic Trade Association (OTA)

Soil Association

Soil & Water Conservation Society (SWCS)

Private sector ~ Companies

Carbon Robotics





Eat Just

Ecosystems Services Exchange

Elo Life Systems

Green Restaurant Association

Impossible Foods

Iron Ox




Small Robot Company

Sow True Seed


Contents of this page:

   · International organizations

     · International research networks     

       · Foreign aid

         · Research institutions, initiatives & networks

           · Educational institutions

             · NGOs & coalitions

               · Private sector

                      ~ Associations & societies

                      ~ Individual companies

Also see:

     · Countries A>Z page for national/domestic agriculture-focused institutions

       · Agriculture at the USA ~ Main page

Agricultural institutions