Agriculture and Rural Development Consortium


CCAFS coordinates on behalf of an international consortium of 12 leading agriculture and rural development organizations

  • Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

    The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a strategic partnership of CGIAR and Future Earth, led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). CCAFS brings together the world’s best researchers in agricultural science, development research, climate science and Earth System science, to identify and address the most important interactions, synergies and tradeoffs between climate change, agriculture and food security.

  • Farming First

    Farming First is a coalition of multi-stakeholder organizations that articulate, endorse and promote practical, actionable programmes and activities to further sustainable agricultural development worldwide. With one shared voice, Farming First highlights the importance of improving farmers’ livelihoods and agriculture’s potential contribution to global issues such as food security, climate change, and biodiversity.

  • Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)

    FANRPAN’s mission is to promote effective food, agriculture and natural resources policies by facilitating linkages and partnerships between government and civil society, building the capacity for policy analysis and policy dialogue in Africa, and supporting demand-driven policy research and analysis. FANRPAN’s vision is for a food secure Africa free from hunger and poverty.

  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

    FAO helps developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve their agriculture, forestry and fisheries. The FAO Forestry Department champions a broad vision of sustainable forest management through policy advice, forest assessments and technical support to governments while fostering partnerships with civil society and industry in the implementation of national forest programes.

  • Global Donor Platform for Rural Development

    The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development is a network of 34 bilateral and multilateral donors, international financing institutions, intergovernmental organisations and development agencies. Members share a common vision that agriculture and rural development is central to poverty reduction, and a conviction that sustainable and efficient development requires a coordinated global approach. The Platform increases and improves the quality of development assistance in agriculture, rural development and food security.

  • Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR)

    GFAR is the recognized global platformbringing together all those who care about the future of agriculture and the role of knowledge and research in its development. It provides an open and inclusive international mechanism that brings together the views and actions of all those involved in the generation, sharing, access and practical use of agricultural knowledge to transform and strengthen agricultural research and development systems, and achieve positive change in agriculture and rural development.

  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

    IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries. The goals of IFAD are to enable poor rural people to improve their food and nutrition security, increase their incomes, and strengthen their resilience. IFAD’s multilateral orientation provides a strong global platform for discussing rural policy issues and increasing awareness of why investment in agriculture and rural development is critical to reducing poverty and improving global food security.

  • International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)

    IFOAM is the international umbrella organization of the organic world. Its vision is for worldwide adoption of ecologically, socially and economically sound systems that are based on the principles of organic agriculture. In realizing its vision, IFOAM pursues several courses of action anchored in Five Strategic Pillars that unite organic stakeholders: advocate long-term social and ecological change, facilitate production and trade, assist organic development, and train the next generation of leaders.

  • Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

    CTA is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA’s mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.

  • World Bank

    The World Bank’s mission is to reduce global poverty and improve living standards. Its agriculture and rural development strategy aims to improve agriculture’s role in providing food security, in raising incomes of the poor, and in providing environmental services. The World Bank is an implementing agency for the Global Environment Facility.

  • World Farmers Organisation

    WFO is an international organization of agricultural producers that aims to strengthen farmers’ positions within value chains. WFO’s work contributes to global food security by facilitating cooperation between the associated organizations to improve farmers’ position in the food chain, facilitating the organization of agricultural producers enabling them to improve their position in the food supply chain, and encouraging and enabling farmers’ involvement in sustainable rural development, the environment and new emerging challenges.

  • World Food Programme (WFP)

    WFP is the United Nations frontline agency assigned to combat global hunger. WFP is the largest humanitarian agency in the world. It provides, on average, food aid to 90 million people per year – 58 million of whom are children. WFP also supports people in need become more self-sufficient in the long run, through initiatives such as food-for-work programmes and agricultural projects.