Green Learning Network (GLN) will address the current gap between the educational approaches in the Agriculture, Biodiversity and Rural Affairs (ABR) fields and the everyday practices of farmers and agricultural professionals. The project is dedicated to creating a network of educators, agriculturalists, institutions, learners and user communities in Lifelong Learning.
AGRIS is the International System for Agricultural Science and Technology, a network of more than 150 institutions from 65 countries, maintained by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN. This is the world’s leading public information service that provides open access to a wealth of publications and information about agriculture. It is the world’s only multilingual bibliographic database for agricultural science. This is a partnership of developed and developing countries, linked through partner institutions’ AGRIS Centers, worldwide.
agINFRA is a European innovative Integrated Infrastructure Initiative (I3) project - launched November 2011 - that will introduce agricultural scientific communities to the vision of open and participatory data-intensive science. To achieve this aim, agINFRA will design and develop a scientific data infrastructure for agricultural sciences that will facilitate the development of policies and services that promote the sharing of data among agricultural scientists in a manner that develops trust within and amongst their communities.
At the MIT Media Lab Open Agriculture (“OpenAg”) Initiative we are on a mission to bring out the farmer in everyone by creating healthier, more engaging, and more inventive food systems. OpenAg is building collaborative tools and platforms to develop an open-source ecosystem of food technologies that enables and promotes transparency, networked experimentation, education, and local production. By making the science behind modern agriculture more accessible, we hope to break down the barrier of entry and put the power of food production back in the hands of the people.
Agricultural Development is one of the largest initiatives of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. To date, we have committed more than US$2 billion to agricultural development efforts, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Our approach is based on the following principles: (i) Listening to farmers and addressing their specific needs. We talk to farmers about the crops they want to grow and eat, as well as the unique challenges they face.
The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform is the primary global food & drink value chain initiative for sustainable agriculture. Food companies and retailers are the largest purchasers of agricultural raw materials. To ensure a constant, increasing and safe supply of agricultural raw materials, these must be grown in a sustainable manner.
GAP is an open and inclusive community of institutions and individuals who have come together to develop collective actions and advocacy on gender-based issues in agriculture. The Catalysts and Partners in GAP are bringing about change that empowers women working in agriculture to achieve food, nutritional and income security. This change transcends individual institutional efforts. It requires open, collective partnerships and tangible and visible achievements that have a greater impact than what any one partner could do alone.
AWARD envisions a robust, resilient, and gender responsive agricultural innovation system working to drive prosperity and food and nutrition security for Africa. We invest in African scientists and institutions so that they can deliver innovative, sustainable, gender-responsive agricultural research and development for the continent.
WFO, the World Farmers Organisation, is an International Organisation of Farmers for Farmers, which aims to bring together all the national producer and farm cooperative organisations with the objective of developing policies which favor and support farmers' causes in developed and developing countries around the world.
YPARD is an international movement by Young Professionals FOR Young Professionals for Agricultural Development. YPARD operates as a network; it is not a formalized institution. At the heart of YPARD as a movement are its members, who are encouraged to become active in their area, spread the news about YPARD to other young professionals, encourage a stronger voice of youth in their own organizations and share their views and ideas with other young professionals in the network.