International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
ICARDA works closely with national agricultural research systems and government ministries. Over the years the Center has built a network of strong partnerships with national, regional and international institutions, universities, non-governmental organizations and ministries in the developing world and in industrialized countries with advanced research institutes.
The Food and Agriculture
Organization of the United
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. Since
our founding in 1945, we have
focused special attention on
developing rural areas, home to
70 percent of the world's poor
and hungry people.
UNDP is the UN's global development network, an
organization advocating for change and connecting countries
to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build
a better life. UNDP are on the ground in 166 countries,
working with them on their own solutions to global and
national development challenges. As they develop
capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide
range of partners.
The IAEA is the world´s center of cooperation in the nuclear field.
It was set up as the world´s "Atoms for Peace" organization in 1957
within the United Nations family. The Agency works with its Member
States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and
peaceful nuclear technologies.
The Organization Mission:To provide leadership and encourage
partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring,
informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their
quality of life without compromising that of future
Arab League, informal name of
the League of Arab States, a voluntary association of
independent countries whose peoples are mainly Arabic
speaking. Its stated purposes are to strengthen ties among
the member states, coordinate their policies, and promote
their common interests.
The Arab League was founded in Cairo in 1945 by Egypt, Iraq,
Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Transjordan (Jordan, as of
1950), and Yemen.
The Members of the Arab League
The International Fund for Agricultural
Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of
the United Nations, was established as an
international financial institution in 1977
as one of the major outcomes of the 1974
World Food Conference. The Conference was
organized in response to the food crises of
the early 1970s that primarily affected the Sahelian countries of Africa. The conference
resolved that "an International Fund for
Agricultural Development should be
established immediately to finance
agricultural development projects primarily
for food production in the developing
countries". One of the most important
insights emerging from the conference was
that the causes of food insecurity and
famine were not so much failures in food
production, but structural problems relating
to poverty and to the fact that the majority
of the developing world's poor populations
were concentrated in rural areas.
USAID is an independent federal government agency
that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the
Secretary of State.
Our Work supports
long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S.
foreign policy objectives by supporting:
economic growth, agriculture and trade;
global health; and,
democracy, conflict prevention and
Sida's Unit for Research Cooperation (FORSK) is part of the
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida. FORSK
has the overall responsibility for the implementation of the Policy
and Strategy for Research Cooperation 2010-2014 and reports to the
Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
GTZ works for the German Federal government and other clients,
public or private sector, national or international, such as
the EU, World Bank or UN organisations, and for private
sector companies. Our main commissioning party is the
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and
With a total turnover of 1,447,0 million euro in 2009,
some 1.141,3 million euro came from projects and programmes
for public clients, such as the BMZ and other Federal
Ministries. Some 78,9 percent of GTZ turnover is under
contracts from the German Federal Government. GTZ
made 21,1 percent (305,7 million euro) in 2009 from
contracts from other clients and financing institutions,
mostly international, and from private sector companies.
Reduction of poverty is a primary goal for DANIDA; other priorities
include empowerment of women, environmental conservation,
development of democracy and protection of human rights. DANIDA has
programmes and projects running in twenty one different countries,
many of them being carried out in conjunction with a partner. DANIDA
also supports other projects by funding other NGOs.