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Our resource corner includes links to over 70 resource organizations in agriculture development that provide free and publicly available case studies, extension resources, market information, scientific research, and toolkits for agricultural technology commercialization. If your organization provides public resources on agriculture technology, please email us to be added to these features.

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Access Agriculture

Showcases agricultural training videos in local languages. The platform caters to agricultural R&D staff, service providers, extension agents, communication professionals and representatives of farmer organizations.

AfricaFertilizer.org

This global initiative facilitates the exchange of information on soil fertility, fertilizers, and good agricultural practices in Africa. Primary areas of focus include fertilizer statistics and fertilizer market intelligence.

African Agricultural Technology Foundation

Research on striga control, cowpea productivity, banana bacterial wilt, water efficient maize, and rice productivity. Check out Feasibility Study on Striga Control in Sorghum and Committed to Farmers: Field Testing Agricultural Innovations.

Africa Investor (Ai)

An investment banking oriented advisory group operating through Ai Capital on principal investments.

Africa Rice Center

Publications on the rice sector and rice policy, including Boosting Africa's Rice Sector: A Research Development Strategy for 2011-2020 and Drought-proof rice: Exploiting partnerships.

AgNMore Listserv

Agriculture news releases cover biotechnology, international trade, human nutrition, youth, urban issues, environmental concerns, crops, weather, and gardening

Agrifin

Works to increase access to financial services for farmers and other enterprises in rural areas through capacity building projects and a knowledge and networks program

AgriTech Toolbox

The AgriTech Toolbox enables researchers and policymakers to examine alternative agricultural practices and technologies, thereby informing the right mix of policies and investments needed to tackle the challenges agriculture faces in the coming decades.

American Seed Trade Association

Resources on phytosanitary processes, import and export requirements, intellectual property, seed quality management, seed sales contracts, disease guides, and Simple Sequence Repeat Markers (SRR).

American Society for Horticultural Science

Includes open access to a number of HortScience and HortTechnology articles as well as digital presentations and videos on horticulture curriculum, post-harvest challenges and opportunities, fresh produce safety, and other important horiticulture topics.

American Tilapia Association

Provides access to information about Tilapia which is the fastest growing aquaculture crop in the United States and around the world, including global market and production research.

AquaFish Innovation Lab

Research on aquatic resources value chain, training small holders in improved fisheries management and aquaculture production.

Aquaculture Without Frontiers

Includes scientific articles, factsheets, magazines, newsletters, and slideshows related to aquaculture in the developing world.

BASF Agro

Publications on biodiversity, soil protection, biotechnology, and water protection.

BASIS Research Program on Poverty, Inequality and Development (BASIS)

Research on the dynamics of rural and agricultural economies, and the constraints that make it difficult for households to participate effectively in growth and get ahead economically over time. Includes briefs such as Understanding the Coffee Value Chain in Guatemala: A Case Study and Small Farmers and Big Retail: Supplying Supermarkets in Nicaragua.

Bioversity

Publications related to biodiversity research, including New strategies and partnerships for the sustainable use of plant genetic resources and New genes in traditional seed systems: diffusion, detectability and persistence of transgenes in a maize metapopulation.

CABI

Scientific publications on pests and diseases, invasive species, market access, and microbial services.

Center for International Forest Research (CIFOR)

Includes French and English language publications on mitigating climate change, adapting to climate change, smallholder and community forestry, conservation and development trade-offs, globalized trade and investment, and production forests. Check out Smallholders and communities in timber markets.

Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Project research documents available. Check out Saranac: A new Cornell wheat variety with improved grain yield and disease resistance and Establishment of a community of practice of agricultural researchers in the East & Horn of Africa.

Demand-Driven Innovation

Provides guidance and case studies around translating business practices to international development, so that poor customers worldwide can get better products and service.

Ecoagriculture Partners

Supports individuals and organizations to create and sustain ecoagriculture landscapes through providing direct support, education, training, research, and policy analysis to implement and support effective ecoagriculture practices and policies.

FARMD

Promotes knowledge exchange in agricultural risk management through a knowledge management platform that enables stakeholders to share experiences, access information and best practices, engage in dialogue, and build partnerships.

Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association

In-depth listing, by country and by product, of private sector farm equipment distributors, along with resources for marketing services such as warehousing, assembly, and trade shows.

Feed the Future

Includes country strategy information for the 20 priority Feed the Future countries, such as target crops, regions of operation, and planned projects.

Fertilizer Institute

Includes educational resources, security and safety tools, and information on fertilizer economics, along with a calendar of industry s.

Food Institute

Daily food industry news on US and international food markets and production, along with policy and health updates.

Fresh Produce Journal

Provides weekly UK Wholesale Market Prices, a database of product availability, and regular news and features on agribusiness and food markets.

Gates Foundation

Includes a Profiles of Progress series on important agriculture technology such as drought-tolerant maize, radio extension, and cowpea storage, along with detailed infographics on agricultural investment and development.

GSMA's mAgri

The program catalyzes scalable, commercial mobile services that improve the productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers and benefit the agriculture sector in emerging markets.

Guardian Global Development News

Provides regular news updates on issues of global development. Currently features information on the Sahel food crisis, the latest climate change projections, and Brazil harvest trends.

Horticulture CRSP

Resources on horticultural organizations and the Global Horticulture Knowledge Bank which features technical and marketing tools.

ICT in Agriculture

e-Sourcebook providing practitioners with lessons learned, guiding principles, and hundreds of examples and case studies on applying information and communication technologies in agriculture.

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Features many publications including a regular issues of the technical journals Food Science, Food Technology, Food Science Education, and Comprehensive Reviews in Science and Food Safety. Check out their recent article Chemical Optimization of Protein Extraction from Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas) Peel.

Integrated Pest Management CRSP

Detailed publications and presentations on crop protection technologies including eggplant grafting, cabbage pest control, bacterial wilt, and Trichoderma.

International Center for Research on Women

ICRW’s research on agriculture and food security helps development organizations, policymakers and others find practical ways to enhance women's roles in agricultural production and trade, thereby improving their incomes and livelihoods.

International Center for Tropical Agriculture

Features a diverse set of scientific publications on issues in tropical agriculture. Last year's featured publications ranged from Development of waxy cassava with different Biological and physico-chemical characteristics of starches for industrial applications to Results of 25 years of upland rice breeding in Brazil.

International Coffee Organization

Technical materials on coffee market and price trends, coffee agronomy, coffee sustainability practices, coffee and health, and coffee sector finance.

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Features publications on addressing rural poverty, including resources integrating gender, livestock, renewable energy, pastoralism, microinsurance, and public-private partnerships. Check out Microinsurance product development for microfinance providers.

International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Research on key tropical food crops, such as banana and plantain, maize, cassava, soybean, cowpea, tree crops, and yam. Recent publications include Improved cassava variety handbook and Farmers' Guide to Cowpea Production in West Africa.

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Published livestock research including Disseminating improved practices: Are volunteer farmer trainers effective? and Livestock innovation systems and networks: Findings from smallholder dairy farmers in Ethiopia

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

Includes a Rice Knowledge Bank with crop system information through the value chain, as well as country-specific knowledge banks for Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Thailand.

International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

Technical and economic publications on water management, such as Decentralized rainwater harvesting in Madhya Pradesh and Irrigation service providers: a business plan - increasing access to water for small holders in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Livestock-Climate Change CRSP

Includes research briefs and videos on topics such as pastoralist decision making during droughts and erosion reduction.

Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services

Extension systems in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Central America need to undergo significant change if they are to effectively serve the food security and economic development needs of resource-poor men and women farmers. MEAS is a USAID Center of Excellence that seeks to promote and support such endeavors.

Overseas Development Institute

Materials on food price trends, Common Agriculture Policy, the role of the corporate sector in international development, and state-business relations.

PoweringAg Grand Challenge

Captures implementers in irrigation, processing, and cold storage operating in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Senegal, Haiti, Indonesia, Zambia, India, Mozambique, Uganda, and others.

Public Ledger

Provides market and price data for major commodities, including regular news stories on global commodity markets.

Legume Innovation Lab

Includes research publications on genetic improvements, integrated crop management, nutrition and health, value chain, and impact of pulse crops

The Rockefeller Foundation

Strengthening Food Security: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) program features Building an Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa.

SANREM Innovation Lab

Includes research briefs on ecoagriculture, NRM, carbon sequestration, and watersheds.

Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Mobilizes scientific and technical expertise from academia, civil society, and the private sector in support of sustainable-development problem solving at local, national, and global scales through joint learning.

Syngenta

Includes the 'Science Matters' magazine which provides reporting on current Syngenta agricultural technologies being used globally.

UN Women

Publications and resources on gender equality and business.

USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service

Information on market news; grading, certification and verification; commodity purchasing; regulatory programs; marketing orders and agreements; and international marketing.

USDA Current Research Information System (CRIS)

The searchable database provides documentation and reporting for ongoing agricultural, food science, human nutrition, and forestry research, education and extension activities for the United States Department of Agriculture; with a focus on the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant programs.

World Bank

Research and data on capacity building, agriculture, poverty, trade, as well as project and prospectus documents.

World Cocoa Foundation

Field resources and training materials (cocoa farming manuals, educational and vocational teaching manuals, World Bank manuals), scientific updates, videos, and cocoa-related articles.

World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum publishes the Global Competitiveness Report, the Global Risks Report and the Global Gender Gap Report, along with additional reports on the environment, education, and individual industries and technologies.

World Fish Center

Detailed publications on aquaculture, marine species diversity, and fisheries.

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