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Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa

Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa

Agriculture is the most common occupation in East and Central Africa, accounting for 43% of the regional GDP. Most of the region’s population resides in rural areas and depends on agriculture for income and sustenance. ASARECA is  a subregional not-for-profit association sponsored by Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, [...]

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute

BARI conducts research on a large number of crops, including cereals, tubers, pulses, oilseeds, vegetables, fruits, spices and flowers. Besides variety development, this institute also carries out research on  soil and crop management, improvement of farming systems, postharvest handling and processing, and socioeconomic studies related to production, marketing, and consumption. Website: http://www.bari.gov.bd/

United States Agency for International Development

United States Agency for International Development

The project “Mobilizing Vegetable Genetic Resources and Technologies to Enhance Household Nutrition, Income and Livelihoods in Indonesia” is building demand-driven capacity for vegetable production and marketing at all levels in Bali and East Java. In Bangladesh, AVRDC promotes summer tomato production through the USAID Horticulture project. Activities in Africa include training youth in vegetable production, [...]

Avinashilingam University for Women

<b>Sri Avinashilingam Home Science College for Women</b> in Coimbatore, India was established in 1957 with 45 students. Now known as the the Avinashilingam University for Women, it is the largest institution in the country for imparting Home Science education at all levels. Website: http://www.avinashilingam.edu/genesis.htm  

Global Crop Diversity Trust

Enough seed will be produced for collections to be maintained at the AVRDC Genebank in Taiwan and at AVRDC’s Regional Center for Africa in Arusha, Tanzania. Seed is also being duplicated for safety backup at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and other genebanks. Crop diversity remains one of the world’s least recognized but most valuable [...]

Asia and Pacific Seed Association

The <strong>Asia and Pacific Seed Association</strong> (APSA) was established in 1994 with the aim of promoting quality seed production and marketing in the Asia and Pacific Region. Today APSA is the largest regional seed association in the world.  APSA members include national seed associations, government agencies, public and private seed companies, and associates. Website: http://www.apsaseed.org  [...]

EuropeAID recently funded SATNET Asia, a network for knowledge and technology transfer and improved market linkages in South and Southeast Asia.

EuropeAID recently funded SATNET Asia, a network for knowledge and technology transfer and improved market linkages in South and Southeast Asia.

<b>EuropeAid</b> designs European Union (EU) development policies and delivers aid through programs and projects across the world. It provides a single contact point for stakeholders both inside and outside the EU. SATNET aims to improve food security and nutrition of the poorest and most vulnerable people in South and Southeast Asia by increasing and accelerating [...]

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammernarbeit (GIZ)

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammernarbeit (GIZ)

GIZ assists the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. The organization offers demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development. GIZ supports AVRDC’s research on bitter gourd; reducing crop losses from the legume pod borer (Maruca vitrata) in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa; integrated pest management to control aphids [...]

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

The SDC is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation to foster economic self-reliance, contribute to the improvement of production conditions, find solutions to environmental problems, and provide better access to education and basic healthcare services. Website: http://www.sdc.admin.ch