Agri Food Network
The International Agri-Food Network facilitates informal liaison among professional organisations in the agri-food chain at a global level. It has focal points which act on behalf of animal health organisations, cooperatives, crop protection organisations, dairy product specialists, farmers, fertiliser producers, grain and feed organisations, pulse and seed industry representatives, and world business organisations.
Asian NGO coalition for agrarian reform and rural development (ANGOC)
ANGOC is a regional NGO association of 21 national and regional NGO networks from 11 Asian countries actively engaged in food security, agrarian reform, sustainable agriculture and rural development activities.
Consumers International (CI)
Consumers International (CI) defends the rights of all consumers, particularly the poor and marginalised, through empowering national consumer groups and campaigning at the international level. CI represents 234 organisations in 113 countries.
International Farming System Association (IFSA)
IFSA was set up to give a voice to small farmers and the rural poor. Initially their activities concentrated mostly on research and development and generating new techniques for small farm systems. More recently a new mandate has been developed, aimed at moving beyond good research to making a difference to the lives of small farmers and the rural poor.
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
IFOAM is a grassroots and democratic organization that currently unites 750 member organizations in 108 countries with the common goal of promoting the organic agricultural movement worldwide. Its members support and advocate the worldwide adoption of ecologically, socially and economically sound systems based on the principles of Organic Agriculture.
International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP)
IFAP is the world farmers organisation representing over 600 million farm families grouped in 110 national organisations in 75 countries. It is a global network in which farmers from industrialised and developing countries exchange concerns and set common priorities. Its mission is to develop farmers’ capacities to influence decisions that affect them at both the domestic and international levels.
International Union of Food, Agricultural, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’Associations (IUF)
The IUF is an international federation of trade unions, with a membership of 336 trade unions in 120 countries. Its guiding principle is the desire to build international labour solidarity. It strengthens this solidarity through the coordination and implementation of solidarity and support actions, through research and publications, and through global action to defend human, democratic and trade union rights.
Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE)
The MIO-ECSDE is a federation of Mediterranean NGOs active in environment and development issues. It functions as a technical and political platform and umbrella for NGO intervention in the Mediterranean scene. In cooperation with governments, international organisations and other socio-economic partners, MIO-ECSDE plays an active role in the protection of the environment and the sustainable development of the Mediterranean region.
PELUM (Participatory Ecological Land-Use Management)
This association is a network of civil society organizations working with local communities in the areas of sustainable agriculture and natural resource management with members and programmes in Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Prolinnova (Promoting Local Innovation)
Prolinnova is an international initiative spearheaded by NGOs to build a global learning and advocacy network. The website offers an e-platform for exchanging information and experiences to promote local people’s innovation in ecologically-oriented agriculture and natural resource management.
The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues provides recommendations and advice on indigenous issues to the UN Economic and Social Council and other UN agencies. Its goals are to raise awareness and promote the integration and coordination of activities related to indigenous issues with the UN system, and to prepare and disseminate information on indigenous issues.
Via Campesina is an international movement which coordinates peasant organizations of small and middle-scale producers, agricultural workers, rural women, and indigenous communities from Asia, Africa, America, and Europe.It is an autonomous, pluralistic movement, independent from all political, economic, or other denomination.
Women Organising for Change in Agriculture & NRM (WOCAN)
WOCAN is a global network of female professionals working in the areas of agriculture and natural resource management. Its goal is to address the gap in policies, awareness and actions related to gender and agriculture and natural resource management, through active, constructive collaboration with governments, NGOs, universities, international organisations and civil society groups.
World Overview of Conservation Technologies and Approaches (WOCAT)
WOCAT was established as a global network of Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) specialists, who share SWC know-how by means of a database of hundreds of SWC technologies implemented around the world.