The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations. IRRI is an independent, nonprofit, research and educational institute, founded in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations with support from the Philippine government.
The National Oil Palm Growers Federation (Fedepalma) exists to support the palm oil producers in the defense of their interests and the achievement of the competitiveness of an oil-producing agroindustry that transforms the quality of life of the communities that welcome it and promotes progress And well-being. It faithfully represents the interests of its members as it is its irreplaceable role, and is designed to meet their needs even beyond their expectations.
Genesys is a global portal to information about Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA). It is a gateway from which germplasm accessions from genebanks around the world can be easily found and ordered. GENESYS is the result of collaboration between Bioversity International on...
AfricaRice's research and development results are international public goods. AfricaRice is committed to their widespread diffusion and use to ultimately achieve a positive, equitable and lasting impact on the livelihoods of Africa's rice farmers and consumers. AfricaRice acknowledges...
The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is a leading pan-African rice research organization committed to improving livelihoods in Africa through strong science and effective partnerships. AfricaRice is a CGIAR Research Center – part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future. It is also an intergovernmental association of African member countries.
The International Potato Center, known by its Spanish acronym CIP, was founded in 1971 as a root and tuber research-for-development institution delivering sustainable solutions to the pressing world problems of hunger, poverty, and the degradation of natural resources. CIP is truly a global center, with headquarters in Lima, Peru and offices in 20 developing countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Working closely with our partners, CIP seeks to achieve food security, increased well-being, and gender equity for poor people in the developing world.
The main goal of the institute is to increase crop productivity and quality to ensure food security, optimize use of natural resources (land & water); and use up-to-date technology to reduce input cost and increase net returns to the farmers. Detailed aims include: 1- Developing and releasing new high-yielding early maturing varieties and hybrids, which are also resistant to pests and tolerant to adverse conditions (salinity, drought and high temperature); 2- Producing high quality breeder and foundation seeds for all the recommended commercial varieties to maintain their genetic purity
The main goal of HRI is to enhance the productivity of horticultural crops in quantity and quality to meet local and export demands with special attention to horticulture crops that are best suited to Egyptian climate.
PPRI objectives include: Setting up the national strategies for integrated pest management in Egypt; Identification, classification and survey of various crop pests of economic importance; Identification of the critical threshold of major agricultural insects and pests; Developing various methods and techniques applied in beneficial insects’ breeding (honeybees & silkworm) as an important source of national income; Setting-up strategies for pest management research and applied programs for major economic crops under different environmental conditions; Evaluating the role of natural enem