The World Bank (WB)
The World Bank is a source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The main mission is to help people to help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sector.
The Agricultural Development Economics Division (ESA)
ESA is the focal point for FAO's economic research and policy analysis for food security and sustainable development. It focuses on analysis of agricultural and rural development programmes, projects and produce studies on agriculture in the overall economic development process, poverty reduction, comparing agricultural development at country and regional levels, and on the situation and trends of world food security. ESA also works in disseminating information on the potential of agriculture to improve the provision of environmental services though Payments for Environmental Services (PES).
The FAO investment center (TCI)
The Investment Centre leads FAO’s efforts to generate increased and more effective public and private investment in agriculture and rural development. It implies helping countries to make agriculture and rural development investment strategies a greater part of their national and regional development plans.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
GIZ was formed on 1 January 2011. It brings together the long-standing expertise of the Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED) (German Development Service), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) (German Technical Cooperation) and Inwent – Capacity Building International, Germany. GIZ works worldwide in the fields of economic development and employment; governance and democracy; security, reconstruction, peace building and civil conflict transformation; food security, health and basic education; and environmental protection, resource conservation and climate change mitigation.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
IFAD is a specialized agency of the United Nations. IFAD works with rural poor people, governments, donors, non-governmental organizations and many other partners. IFAD focuses on country-specific solutions, which can involve increasing rural poor peoples' access to financial services, markets, technology, land and other natural resources.
The Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD)
IRD is a French public research institute working for the development of the Southern countries, especially on challenges regarding environment, sustainable development of living resources, social studies and health.
Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA)
The MICCA project is a five year multidonor trust fund project for "Making agriculture part of the solution to climate change – Building capacities for Agriculture Mitigation". The main goal is to support efforts to mitigate climate change through agriculture in developing countries and move towards carbon friendly agricultural practices. The aim of the project is to help realise the substantial mitigation potential of agriculture, especially that of smallholders in developing countries.