Research & Extension


Directory of National Agricultural Research Institutions

The FAO Directory of National Agricultural Research Institutions aims to facilitate the sharing of technical information, knowledge and experience and to promote partnerships among national, regional and international agricultural research institutions and systems. The website is available in English, French and Spanish and provides an easy and fast access to National Agricultural Research Institutions in the developing world. It offers baseline information and contact details of 1708 institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Far and Near East and the Pacific Islands.

Database of Proven Transferable Technologies (TECA)

TECA aims at improving access to information and knowledge about available proven technologies in order to enhance their adoption in agriculture, livestock, fisheries and forestry. The Web site is available in English, French and Spanish. TECA provides a database of proven technologies with currently more than 500 records; access to other technology databases, links to partners and; toolboxes, a virtual library and other services. It is structured as a global network of databases with agricultural technologies so it is continuously updated. Countries and institutions participating in TECA include Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, in support of SPFS, the Democratic Republic of Congo for technologies on cassava, the Department for International Development (DFID) [UK] and the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR).

FAO Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture

The glossary is a revised, augmented version of the "Glossary of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering", published by FAO in 1999. In 2001, the process of revising the Glossary was undertaken to update the definitions of this rapidly evolving field and to enrich the number of terms defined. It now includes about 450 new terms, about 100 old terms have been deleted and it contains a total of 3,196 terms and related definitions.

Agricultural Research Funding Sources

This guide provides access to funding resources for agricultural researchers. It makes available information on funding opportunities for research training, travel, and projects from donors and sponsors at regional and global levels.

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