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Africa Rice Center
Africa Rice Center (WARDA) is an autonomous intergovernmental research association of African member states. It is also one of the 15 international agricultural research Centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). WARDA’s 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.
Subject(s): Biodiversity for Development; Research and Science; Cooperation and Partnerships; Sustainable Use of Biodiversity; Agricultural Biodiversity

Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog
The aim is to collect in one place anything found on the internet that relates somehow to the notion of agricultural biodiversity.
Subject(s): Agricultural Biodiversity

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is a key partner in the development and operation of the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). They develop and maintain the Canadian version of the ITIS Web site, provide taxonomic specialists who contribute to data development in ITIS, and cooperate with the U.S. ITIS partners in planning and developing enhancements to ITIS.
Subject(s): Research and Science; Agricultural Biodiversity

Agriculture at a Crossroads
Global Agriculture was set up by the Foundation on Future Farming and Biovision in the run-up to Rio+20. The website makes the findings of the vitally important International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) available by topics and offers updated figures, background information, further reading and regular news stories.
Subject(s): Agricultural Biodiversity

Agriculture Research Service
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the principal research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). ARS, one of the Research, Education and Economics (REE) agencies, is charged with extending the US's scientific knowledge across a broad range of program areas that affect the American people on a daily basis.
Subject(s): Agricultural Biodiversity; Research and Science

Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority - Singapore
The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) is hosted by Singapore Government that checks the safe food, the safeguard of animals and plants to facilitate the agri-trade.
Subject(s): Agricultural Biodiversity; Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
"Protecting American agriculture" is the basic charge of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). APHIS provides leadership in ensuring the health and care of animals and plants. The agency improves agricultural productivity and competitiveness and contributes to the national economy and the public health.
Subject(s): Agricultural Biodiversity

Belgian Development Cooperation Agency - Belgium
BTC is the Belgian agency for development cooperation. On behalf of the Belgian government, BTC supports developing countries in their fight against poverty. Apart from this public service, BTC also executes contracts on behalf of other national and international organisations that work toward sustainable human development.
Subject(s): Biodiversity for Development; Communication, Education and Public Awareness; Governance, Law and Policy; United Nations; Cooperation and Partnerships; Gender and Biodiversity; Health and Biodiversity; Agricultural Biodiversity

Bioversity International
Bioversity International, Bioversity for short, is the operating name of the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) and the International Network for Improvement of Banana and Plantain (INIBAP). Bioversity is the world's largest international research organization dedicated solely to the conservation and use of agricultural biodiversity. It is non-profit and independently operated.
Subject(s): Biodiversity for Development; Genetic Use Restriction Technologies; Agricultural Biodiversity; Forest Biodiversity; Health and Biodiversity; Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures; Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International
CABI is a not-for-profit organization specialising in scientific publishing, research and communication. CABI improves people's lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment
Subject(s): Agricultural Biodiversity; Invasive Alien Species; Traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices - Article 8(j); Biodiversity for Development

Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
The Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is a permanent forum where governments discuss and negotiate matters relevant to genetic resources for food and agriculture. The main objectives of the CGRFA are to ensure the conservation and sustainable utilization of genetic resources for food and agriculture, as well the fair and equitable sharing of benefits derived from their use, for present and future generations.
Subject(s): Agricultural Biodiversity; Genetic Use Restriction Technologies; Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
The CGIAR is a strategic alliance of members, partners and international agricultural centers that mobilizes science to benefit the poor. Its target is to achieve sustainable food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through scientific research and research-related activities in the fields of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, policy, and environment.
Subject(s): Agricultural Biodiversity; Forest Biodiversity; Governance, Law and Policy; Genetic Use Restriction Technologies

Crop Wild Relatives Global Portal
The Portal was originally created within the framework of the UNEP-GEF supported project “In situ conservation of crop wild relatives through enhanced information management and field application”. However, as new resources are added and contributions received by the wider conservation community, it is hoped that the Portal will become a one-stop-shop for biodiversity and agriculture practitioners, academics and civil society sectors seeking updated and synthesized information on the conservation of Crop Wild Relatives.
Subject(s): Agricultural Biodiversity

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH - Germany
The GIZ is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes, often working under difficult conditions. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis.
Subject(s): Scientific and Technical Cooperation; Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures; Health and Biodiversity; Biodiversity for Development

Domestic Animal Diversity Information System
DAD-IS is the Domestic Animal Diversity Information System hosted by FAO. It is a communication and information tool for implementing strategies for the management of animal genetic resources (AnGR). It provides the user with searchable databases of breed-related information and images, management tools, and a library of references, links and contacts of Regional and National Coordinators for the Management of Animal Genetic Resources. It provides countries with a secure means to control the entry, updating and accessing of their national data.
Subject(s): Agricultural Biodiversity; Genetic Use Restriction Technologies

Environmental Integration in EC development cooperation
This project is a service provided by the European Commission to raise awareness and build capacities of staff to integrate the environmental dimension in EC development cooperation and into partner countries' sector policies and programmes
Subject(s): Forest Biodiversity; Governance, Law and Policy; Agricultural Biodiversity; Dry and Sub-Humid Lands Biodiversity; Chemicals and Pollution; Ecosystem Approach; Climate Change and Biodiversity; Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures; Sustainable Development / Millenium Development Goals; Biodiversity for Development; Communication, Education and Public Awareness; Inland Waters Biodiversity

Food and Agricultural Organization
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information. We help developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all.
Subject(s): Agricultural Biodiversity; Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing; Ecosystem Approach; Genetic Use Restriction Technologies; Transfer of Technology and Cooperation; Biodiversity for Development

Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
The Second Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (Second GPA) is a strategic framework for the conservation and sustainable use of the plant genetic diversity on which food and agriculture depends. It was prepared under the aegis of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and adopted by FAO Council at its 143rd Session in November 2011. The Second GPA reaffirms the commitment of governments to the promotion of plant genetic resources as an essential component for food security through sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change.
Subject(s): Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing; Business and Biodiversity

GRAIN is a small international non-profit organisation that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems. Our support takes the form of independent research and analysis, networking at local, regional and international levels, and fostering new forms of cooperation and alliance-building. Most of our work is oriented towards, and carried out in, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Subject(s): Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing

IFOAM - International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements
Organic Agriculture is practiced by 1.4 million producers on 35 million hectares of land in over 150 countries. It contributes to biodiversity by prohibiting the clearance of primary ecosystems, integrating high levels of natural biodiversity and farm species into the farming system and by avoiding toxic chemical inputs. Ecological rather than chemical intensification protects and enhances ecosystem services to regulate pest and disease, mitigate climate change, optimally cycle nutrients, build soils and retain soil water.

As the umbrella organization for the international Organic Agriculture movement and an observer to the Convention on Biological Diversity, IFOAM is providing input into the UNEP Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity report for local policy makers. IFOAM is also a participating partner in this year’s biodiversity focused SuSCon conference, developing new material on the effective role of Organic Agriculture in mitigating biodiversity loss and will hold a series of events around the globe to mark the international day of biodiversity - including the launch of position papers on seed and smallholder farms.

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Subject(s): Agricultural Biodiversity