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Table of Contents

A



A-AARNET
ASARECA Animal Agricultural Research Network
http://www.asareca.org/a-aarnet/about/aaarnet.htm
AAC
Advance-Africa dot Com
http://www.advance-africa.com
AACAA
All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture - meets every 4 years
http://www.aacaak.or.ke
AAD
Agriculture Associated Didease

AAME
African Adult Male Equivalent

AARINENA
Association of Agricultural Research Institutions in the Near East and North Africa
http://www.aarinena.org
AAS
African Academy of Sciences
http://www.aasciences.org
AASAP
All Africa Society for Animal Production

AATF
African Agricultural Technology Foundation
http://www.aatf-africa.org/
ABBPP
African Biotechnology Biosafety Policy Platform

ABCF
African Biosciences Challenge Fund
http://hub.africabiosciences.org/activities/capacity-building/africa-biosciences-challenge-fund
ABI
African Biosciences Initiative
http://www.nepad.org/foodsecurity/africa-biosciences-initiative-abi/about
ABI
Agribusiness Incubator
http://www.abiicrisat.org/
ABI-ICRISAT
Agribusiness Incubator - International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

ABNE
Africa Biosciences Initiatives and African Biosafety Network of Expertise

ABP ltd
Africa Banana Products Ltd

ABS
African Bio-Fortified Sorghum
http://biosorghum.org/
ABSF
African Biotechnology Stakeholders Forum
http://absfafrica.org/
ABSPII
Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project II
http://absp2.cornell.edu/
AC
Audit Committee

ACCI
African Centre for Crop Improvement
http://www.acci.org.za/
ACDI/VOCA
An economic development organization based in Washington, D.C.
http://www.acdivoca.org/site/ID/OurStory
ACIAR
Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research
http://aciar.gov.au/
ACP
African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
http://www.acp.int/
ACPC
African Climate Policy Centre
http://www.uneca.org/acpc
ACP3
Academic-Community-Public-Private Partnerships

ACT
African Conservation Tillage Network
http://www.act-africa.org/index.php?com=1
ADA
Austrian Development Agency
http://www.entwicklung.at/en/
ADAPPT
African Dryland Alliance for Pesticidal-Plant Technologies
http://projects.nri.org/adappt/
ADB
Asian Development Bank
http://www.adb.org/
ADC
Area Development Committee

ADMARC
Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Malawi)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agricultural_Development_and_Marketing_Corporation
AEAS
Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services

AECF
Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund
http://www.aecfafrica.org
AEZ
Agro-Ecological Zone

AFAAS
Africa Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services
http://www.afaas-africa.org
AFAP
African Fertilizer Agribusiness Partnership
http://www.afap-partnership.org/
AFARD
Agency for Accelerated Rural Development (Uganda)
http://www.afard.net
AFD
Agence Francaise de Developpement
http://www.afd.fr/home
AfDB
African Development Bank
http://www.afdb.org/en/
AfSIS
Africa Soil Information Service
http://www.africasoils.net
AFTFN
Agriculture Fast Track Fund Now (Managed by the African Development Bank - AfDB and funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Swedish Development Agency (SIDA) and the Danish International Development Agency (Danida)
http://www.aftfund.org
AGRINATURA
The European Alliance on agricultural knowledge for development
http://www.agrinatura.eu
ASTA
African Seed Trade Association
http://afsta.org
AFTFP
Africa Finance & Private Sector Development Department (World Bank)
http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/AFRICAEXT/EXTAFRSUMAFTPS/0,,menuPK:2050038~pagePK:51246558~piPK:51247553~theSitePK:2049987,00.html
A4NH
Agriculture for Nutrition and Health
http://www.ilri.org/crp4
AFRACA
African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association
http://www.afraca.org/
Africa-RISING
Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation (CGIAR project)

AfrII
African Innovations Institute
http://www.afrii.org
AFRISA
Africa Institute for Strategic Services and Development
http://www.afrisa-africa.org/index.html
AFS
African Swine Fever

AgBIT
Agribusiness Incubation Trust (Zambia)
http://www.agbit.co.zm
AGMARK
Agricultural Market Development Trust – Africa
http://agmarkkenya.org/home
AGORA
Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture
http://www.aginternetwork.org/en/
AGP
Agricultural Growth Program (external - Ethiopian government program)

AGRA
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
http://www.agra.org/
AgriFin
Agriculture Finance Support Facility

Agri 4 Africa
A commercial agribusiness on-line information portal
ww.agri4africa.com
AGRODEP
Africa Growth & Development Policy modelling consortium
http://www.agrodep.org
AgriCord
The Alliance of Agri-Agencies
http://www.agricord.org/
AGRINATURA
The European Alliance on Agricultural Knowledge for Development
http://www.agrinatura.eu/
AHBFI
Africa Harvest Biotechnology Foundation International
http://africaharvest.org/
AHI
African Highlands Initiative
http://worldagroforestry.org/projects/african-highlands/
AI
Depending on context (or background of the scientist citing it!) - avian influenza (animal disease) OR artificial insemination (animal breeding) or artificial intelligence (bioinformatics)

AID –SA
Agro Industry Development Society Ltd (Mali)
http://iciscenter.org/partners/african-consortium
AII
Agribusiness Innovation Initiative

AIIC
Agribusiness Innovation Incubation Consortia

AIN
Africa Incubator Network
http://www.africanincubatornetwork.org/
AIP
Agribusiness Innovation Program

AIRCA
Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture, consiisting of AVRDC, CABI, CATIE, CFF, ICBA, ICIPE, ICIMOD, IFDC and INBAR. Not the All Indian Rodeo Cowboys Association http://www.aircarodeo.com/
http://www.airca.org
AKST
Agricultural Knowledge Science and Technology

ALiCE
African Livestock Conference and Exhibition
http://www.livestockafrica.com
ALIVE
Partnership for Livestock Development, Poverty Alleviation & Sustainable Growth
http://www.alive-online.org/
ALRMP
Arid Land Resource Management Programme
http://www.ilri.org/ilrinews/index.php/archives/tag/kenya-arid-lands-resource-management-project
AMREF
African Medical and Research Foundation
http://amref.org
ANAFE
African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education
http://www.anafeafrica.org/
AnGR
Indigenous farm animal Genetic Resources
http://www.ilri.org/ImprovingtheLivelihoodsofPoorLivestock-keepers
AOCC
African Orphan Crops Consortium
http://www.mars.com/global/african-orphan-crops.aspx
AOR
Assistance Officer’s Representative, Agreement Officer Representative

APAARI
Asian Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions
http://www.apaari.org/
APC
Agribusiness Partnership Contract

APHCA
Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific
www.aphca.org/
APM
Annual Program Meeting

APO
Associate Professional Officer

APSK
Animal Production Society of Kenya
http://apsk.or.ke
APSO
Area Programme Support Office

AR
Assessment Report

ARC
Africa Rice Congress
http://africarice.org/ARC2013/Declaration%20of%20the%20Africa%20Rice%20Congress%20Yaounde%20FINAL.pdf
A+RC
Audit and Risk Committee

ARD
Agricultural Research for Development

AR4D
Agricultural Research for Development

ARI
Advanced Research Institute

ASAL
Arid and Semi-Arid Lands
http://www.iisd.org/casl/asalprojectdetails/asal.htm
ASARECA
Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa
www.asareca.org
ASCU
Agricultural Sector Coordination Unit (Kenya)
http://www.ascu.go.ke
ASDSP
Agriculture Sector Development Support Program (Kenya)
http://www.nafis.go.ke/2012/05/agricultural-sector-development-support-programme-asdsp-programme-document/
ASF
Animal Sourced Food

ASHC
Africa Soil Health Consortium
www.cabi.org/ashc
ASIP
Agricultural Input Subsidy Programme

ASSP
Animal Sciences for Sustainable Productivity (An ILRI research program)
http://sustainable-livestock.ilri.org/category/ilri/assp/
ATF
Animal Task Force

ATPS
The African Technology Policy Studies Network
http://www.atpsnet.org/
ATVET
Agriculture Technical and Vocational Education and Training

AU
African Union
http://rea.au.int/en/
AU-IBAR
African Union - Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources
http://www.au-ibar.org
AU-PANVAC
Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre of the African Union
http://rea.au.int/en/RO/PANVAC
AusAID
Australian Agency for International Development
http://aid.dfat.gov.au/Pages/home.aspx
AVRDC
The World Vegetable Centre (Originally the Asian Vegetable Research & Development Centre)
http://avrdc.org
AWARD
African Women in Agricultural Research and Development
http://www.awardfellowships.org/home.html
AYAD
Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development
http://www.ayad.com.au
A&RC
Audit and risk committee (ILRI internal body)

B



BAIF
BAIF Development Research Foundation (formerly the Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation) India
http://www.baif.org.in
BEAF
Beratungsgruppe Entwicklungsorientierte Agrarforschung (Advisory Service on Agricultural Research for Development, a GIZ service unit). See GIZ for more info = German Society for International Cooperation

BCA
Benefit Cost Analysis

BecA
Biosciences eastern and central Africa
http://hub.africabiosciences.org/
BecANet
Biosciences eastern and central Africa Network

BHN
Basic Human Needs

BIO-EARN
East African Regional Program and Research Network for Bio Technology, Biosafety and Policy Development
http://www.iucea.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=94&Itemid=111
BIPCEA
Biosciences Innovation Policy Consortium for Eastern Africa
http://bioinnovate-africa.org/projects/biosciences-innovation-policy-consortium
BMEL
Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (Germany) = Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft. Also known as the BMELV = Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Ministry_of_Food_and_Agriculture
BMGF
Bill & Melinda Gates foundation
http://www.gatesfoundation.org
BMZ
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation & Development - See also GIZ
http://www.bmz.de/en/
BoA
Bureau of Agriculture

BOG
Basic Operating Guidelines

BoP
Base of the Pyramid (markets) = the largest segment of consumers in Africa

BoT
board of trustees (ILRI - The BoT meets twice a year: April and November)

BREAD
Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development program: co-funded by the National Science Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503285
BRI
Biosecurity Research Institute

BRN
Biosafety Resource Network
http://www.nepadbiosafety.net/
BSM
Benefit Sharing Mechanism

C



CAADP
Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program
www.nepad-caadp.net
CAAS
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science
http://english.caas.net.cn/
CAC
Central Asia and Caucasus / CGIAR Consortium for Central Asia and the Caucasus

CAFOD
Catholic Agency For Overseas Development, previously the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development
http://www.cafod.org.uk
CAHC
Community-based Animal Health Care

CAPS
Conservation Agriculture and Production Systems

CAS
Chinese Academy of Sciences
http://english.cas.cn
CASIA
Central Asia Student International Academic exchange with the European Union
http://www.eu-casia.org/home
CASL
Community Adaptation and Sustainable Livelihoods
http://www.iisd.org/casl/default.htm
CASRAD
Centre for Agrarian Systems Research and Development (Vietnam)
http://www.casrad.org.vn/index.php?page=en
CASREN
Crop-Animal Systems Research Network

CaSt
Capacity Strengthening program

CATAS
Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences
http://www.at0086.com/CATAS/
CATIE
Centre for Agricultural Research and Higher Education for Central America
http://catie.ac.cr/en/
CAVA
Cassava Value Addition

CB
Consortium Board (of the CGIAR)
http://www.cgiar.org/cgiar-consortium/consortium-board/
CBAHCP
Community-Based Animal Health Care Programme

CBPP
Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia

CBO
Community Based Organization

CCAC
Climate and Clean Air Coalition
http://www.unep.org/ccac/
CCAFS
Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (a CGIAR reseach program)
http://ccafs.cgiar.org
CCARDESA
Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa
http://www.worldbank.org/projects/P113629/caadp4-agricultural-research-program-cardesa-trust-fund?lang=en
CCAP
Climate Change Action Plan - see also NCCAP (Kenya)

CCEE
CRP Commissioned External Evaluation (see CRP)

CCER
Center Commissioned External Review

CCLEAr
Creating Competitive Livestock Entrepreneurs in Agribusiness
http://www.cclear.org
CDC
Commonwealth Development Corporation
http://www.cdcgroup.com
CDF
Community Development Fund

CDM
Clean Development Mechanism
http://cdm.unfccc.int
CELEP
Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern African Pastoralism
http://www.celep.info/
CFC
Common Fund for Commodities

CGIAR
Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research
www.cgiar.org
CHW
Community Health Worker

CIARD
Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development
http://www.ciard.net
CIAT
International Centre for Tropical Agriculture
http://ciat.cgiar.org/
CIDA
Canadian International Development Agency
http://www.international.gc.ca/
CIFOR
Centre for International Forestry Research
http://www.cifor.org
CIFORD
Community Initiatives for Rural Development

CIFSRF
Canadian International Food Security Research Fund
http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Programs/Agriculture_and_the_Environment/Canadian_International_Food_Security_Research_Fund/Pages/default.aspx
CIG
Common Interest Group

CILSS
Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel
http://www.cilss.bf/spip.php?breve44

Comité permanent inter-État de lutte contre la sécheresse au Sahel
http://www.cimonline.de/en/
CIM
Centre for International Migration and Development (Germany) = Centrum für internationale Migration und Entwicklung
http://www.cimonline.de
CIMMYT
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre
http://www.cimmyt.org
CIP
International Potato Centre
http://www.cipotato.org/
CIRAD
Centre for Agricultural Research for Development (France_
http://www.cirad.fr/en/home-page

La recherche Agronomique pour Le Developpement

CIRDES
International Center for Research and Development on Livestock in the Subhumid Zone
http://www.cirdes.org/

Centre International de Recherche - Développement sur l’Elevage en zone Subhumide

CLA
Collaborative Learning and Adaptive / Adaptation

CLE
Corporate Level Evaluation

CLP
Core Learning Partnership

C-MAD
Community Mobilization Against Desertification

CMF
Comart Foundation
http://www.ilri.org/node/515
CN
Concept Note

CNFA
Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs

CO
Consortium Office (of the CGIAR)
http://www.cgiar.org/cgiar-consortium/consortium-office/
COMART
Comart Foundation
http://www.ilri.org/node/515
COMESA
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
http://www.comesa.int
COP
Conference of the Parties, Chief of Party, Community of Practice

CORAF
West and Central African Council for Agriculture Research and Development
http://www.coraf.org/en.html
CORDAID
A large development organisation in the Netherlands
http://www.cordaid.org/en/
COSDEP
Community Sustainable Development Empowerment Programme

COSOP
Country Strategic Opportunities Programme

CoS-SIS
Convergence of Sciences - Strengthening agricultural innovation systems in Benin, Ghana and Mali
http://www.cos-sis.org
CP
Challenge Program, Consortium Project

CPA
Consolidated Plan of Action

CPI
Consumer Price Index

CPL
Consortium Project Leader

CPWF
Challenge Program on Water & Food (a CGIAR research programme)
http://waterandfood.org
CRA
Credit Rating Agency, Collaborative Research Agreement

CRISPR
Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (a technology for targeted genome editing)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CRISPR

See also TALENS
http://www.nature.com/nrm/journal/v14/n1/full/nrm3486.html
CRP
CGIAR Research Program
http://www.cgiar.org/our-research/cgiar-research-programs
CRSPs
Collaborative Research Support Programs
http://crsps.net/about-the-crsps
CRT
Centre for Rural Technology

CSA
Climate Smart Agriculture

CSF
Classical Swine Fever / Critical Success Factor
http://www.classicalswinefever.org
CSI
Consortium for Spatial Information (of the CGIAR)
http://www.cgiar-csi.org
CSIR
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (Ghana)
http://www.csir.org.gh
CSIR-ARI
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – Animal Research Institute (Ghana)
http://www.csir.org.gh
CSIRO
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)
http://www.csiro.au
CSISA
Cereal Systems Initative for South Asia
http://www.ilri.org/csisa
CSO
Civil Society Organisation, Committee of Senior Officials

CSP
Community Support Project

CTA
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation - a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU).
http://www.cta.int/en/
CTL
Cytotoxic T cell

CTP
Common Traing Programme

CURAD
Consortium for Enhancing University Responsiveness to Agribusiness Development
http://curadincubator.blogspot.com/

D



DAD-IS
Domestic Animal Diversity Information System

DAGRIS
Domestic Animal Genetic Resources Information System (a CGIAR initiative)
http://dagris.ilri.cgiar.org
DAIN
Diaspora Angel Investor Network
http://www.dainnetwork.org/
DANIDA
Danish International Development Agency
http://um.dk/en/danida-en/
DARD
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (Vietnam). See also MARD.
http://www.agroviet.gov.vn/en/Pages/aboutdard.aspx?TabId=AboutMARD
DDC
District Development Committee


Drylands Development Centre (a thematic centre of the United Nations Development Program)
http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/ourwork/environmentandenergy/focus_areas/sustainable_landmanagement/who_we_are/
DDF
Dairy Development Forum

DDG
Deputy Director General

DDP
Dryland Development Paradigm

DEDC
District Enterprise Development Committee

DFATD
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
http://www.international.gc.ca/international/index.aspx?lang=eng
DFID
Department for International Development (UK)
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development
DG
Director General

DGEA
Dairy Genetics East Africa
http://www.ilri.org/node/598
DMH
Dairy Market Hub

DMI
Drought Management Initiative

DMP
Desert Margins Program

DONATA
Dissemination of New Agricultural Technologies in Africa
http://www.fara-africa.org/our-projects/donata
DPIO
District Programme Implementation Office

DQA
Data Quality Audit

DRC
Democratic Republic of Congo

D2F
Direct to Farm

E



EA
East Africa, East Asia, Environmental Assessment

EAAPP
Eastern Africa Agricultural Productivity Program
http://www.eaapp.org
EADD
East Africa Dairy Development
http://www.heifer.org/eadd/
EAFF
East African Farmer’s Federation
http://eaffu.org/eaffu/
EAGODEN
East African Goat Development Network

EAP
Ethiopian Agricultural Portal
www.eap.gov.et
ECAPAPA
Eastern and Central Africa Programme for Agricultural Policy Analysis
http://www.ilri.org/Link/Publications/Publications/ECAPAPA%20newsletter%20vol%20%2010%20No%20%206%20_2_.pdf
ECD
Early Childhood Development

ECF
East Coast Fever
http://www.ilri.org/ilrinews/index.php/archives/10129
ECF-ITM
The East Coast fever Infection and Treatment Method vaccine

ECOWAS
Economic Community of West African States
http://www.ecowas.int
ECTAD
Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases Operations
http://www.fao-ectad-nairobi.org
EDF
Enterprise Development Facilitator

EDO
Enterprise Development Officer

EDU
Enterprise Development Unit

EFARD
European Forum on Agricultural Research for Development
http://www.efard.eu
EIAR
Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research
http://www.eiar.gov.et
EIARD
European Initiative for Agricultural Research for Development
http://www.eiard.org
EIWR
Ethiopian Institute of Water Resources
http://www.eiwr.org
ELISA
Enzyme-Linked lmmunosorbent Assay

ELKS
Enhancing Livelihoods through Livestock Knowledge Systems
http://www.ilri.org/elks
EMASAR
Ecological Management of Arid and Semi-Arid Rangelands (FAO)

EMBRAPA
Brazilian Agricultural Research Cooperation
http://www.embrapa.br/english
EPA
Essential Program Activities, Environmental Protection Agency

EPMR
External Program and Management Review

ERM
Enterprise Risk Management

ESA
Eastern South Africa

ESADA
Eastern and Southern Africa Dairy Association
http://www.dairyafrica.com
ESAFF
Eastern and Southern Africa Small-Scale Farmers’ Association Forum
http://www.esaff.org
ESFIM
Empowering Smallholder Farmers in Markets
http://www.esfim.org/
ESPA
Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation
http://www.espa.ac.uk/
ESRC
Natural Environment Research Council (UK)
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/
ETH
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology = Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule
https://www.ethz.ch/en.html
EU
European Union

EVK
Ethno-Veterinary Knowledge (people's beliefs, knowledge and practices pertaining to animal health)

EXTRAPOLATE
ex-ante tool for ranking policy alternatives

F



FAG
Focus Area Group

FAnGR
Farm Animal Genetic Resources

FANRPAN
Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network
http://www.fanrpan.org
FAO
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
http://www.fao.org/home/en/
FARA
Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa
http://www.fara-africa.org/
FASI
Farming Support International (based in Nairobi)
http://fasiltd.weebly.com/
FASID
Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development (Japan)
http://www.fasid.or.jp/english/
FAVRI
Fruit and Vegetable Research Institute (Vietnam)
http://www.favri.org.vn/en/home.htm
FC
Fund Council
http://www.cgiar.org/who-we-are/cgiar-fund/
FCO
Fund Council Office (of the CGIAR)
https://www.cgiarfund.org/fund_council
FCR
Field Crops Research, Feed Conversion Ratio, Full Cost Recovery

FDI
Foreign Direct Investment
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_direct_investment
FE
Fiscal Efficiency

FEAST
Feed Assessment Tool
http://www.ilri.org/feast
FERA
The Food and Environment Research Agency
http://www.fera.defra.gov.uk
FEWS NET
Famine Early Warning System Network
http://www.fews.net
FFA
Future Farmers of Africa
http://www.dainnetwork.org/future-farmers-of-africa
FFF
Future Farmers Foundation
http://www.futurefarmersfoundation.com/
FFS
Farmer Field School

FGD
Focus Group Discussion

FISP
Farm Input Subsidy Program

FMC
Friday Morning Coffee (at the ILRI Addis Ababa and Nairobi campuses)

FMD
Foot and Mouth Disease

FOB
Free on Board, Freight on Board

FOCAC
Forum for China-Africa Cooperation
http://www.focac.org/eng/
FP
Farmer's Practice

FPMU
Food Planning and Monitoring Unit

FS
Food Safety

FSD
Financial Sector Deepening programme (Kenya)
http://www.fsdkenya.org/new/
FSZ
Food Safety and Zoonoses

FTF
Feed the Future - A US Govt Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative
http://www.feedthefuture.gov
FTF P4I
Feed the Future - Partnering for Innovations - as above

FTIBC
The Food Technology Business Incubation Centre (Uganda)
http://ftbic.mak.ac.ug/
F2F
Farmer to Farmer

G



GA
Gender Analysis, Global Agenda

GAA
Global Agenda of Action for Sustainable Livestock
http://www.livestockdialogue.org
GAFSP
Global Agricultural and Food Security Program (managed by the World Bank)
http://www.gafspfund.org
GAHP
Good Agricultural Husbandry Practices

GAIEC
Ghana Agribusiness Incubation and Entreprenureship Centre

GALVmed
GALVmed is protecting livestock, improving human lives by making livestock vaccines, medicines and diagnostics accessible and affordable
http://www.galvmed.org
GAP
Good Agricultural Practice. See also GLOBALGAP.

GARA
Global Agricultural Research Archive
http://www.cabi.org/gara

Global Alliance for ASF Research (ASF = African Swine Fever)

GASL
Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock
http://www.livestockdialogue.org
GCARD
Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (Conf 1 = 2010, Conf 2 = 2012)
http://www.egfar.org/gcard
GCCA
Global Cold Chain Alliance
http://www.gcca.org
GCGH
Grand Challenges in Global Health
http://www.grandchallenges.org/Pages/Default.aspx
GDP
Gross Domestic Product

GE
Genetic Engineering. See also GM.

GEF
Global Environmental Fund
http://www.globalenvironmentfund.com/
GEI
Gender Empowerment Index

GFAR
Global Forum on Agricultural Research
http://www.egfar.org
GFIA
Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture
http://www.innovationsinagriculture.com
GHG
Greenhouse Gas

GINA
World Health Organization’s Global database on the Implementation of Nutrition Action
http://www.who.int/nutrition/gina/en
GIS
Geographical Information Systems

GIZ
German Society for International Cooperation = Deutschen Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). GIZ combines the German Development Service (DED), the German Organisation for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and the InWEnt – Capacity Building International; most of it’s activities are commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
http://www.giz.de/en/
GKI
Global Knowledge Initiative
http://globalknowledgeinitiative.org
GLOBALGAP
The worldwide standard that assures Good Agricultural Practice
http://www.globalgap.org/uk_en/
GO
Government Of e.g. GOK (Kenya), GOI (India), GOV (Vietnam)

GPG
Global Public Good

GRET
Professsionals for Fair Development (a French development NGO)
http://www.gret.org/?lang=en
GRF
Guarantee Risk Fund (Kenya)

GSI
Good Seed Initiative

GTF
Global Task Force

GTP
Growth and Transformation Plan

GTZ
German Society for Technical Cooperation - See GIZ
http://www.giz.de/en/

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)

GM
Genetic Modification. See also GE.

GPG
Global Public Good

GWG
Gender Working Group

H



HABP
Household Asset Building Program

HACCP
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points

HCD
Human Centered Design

H-E
Human - Environmental (systems)

HEI
Human Empowerment Index

HG
Host Government

HGBF
Howard G. Buffett Foundation
http://www.thehowardgbuffettfoundation.org/
HIFA
Health Information For All

HISARD
Harambe Incubator for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (Nigeria)
http://arc.peacecorpsconnect.org/comments-view/1032
HIV
Human immunodeficiency virus

HR
Human Resource - often used as short-hand for HRD

HRD
Human Resource Department

HO
Host Organisation

HOA
Horn of Africa

I



IA
Internal Audit


Irish Aid
http://www.dci.gov.ie/
IAASTD
International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge Science and Technology.

IAAT
International African Agricultural Technology

IAC
Inter Academy Council, Independent Advisory Committee

IAEA
International Atomic Energy Agency

IAEG
Impact Assessment and Evaluation Group (of the CGIAR)
http://impact.cgiar.org/methodology
IAHBI
Integrated Agriculture and Health-Based Intervention

IARC
International Agricultural Research Centre

IASVN
Institute of Animal Sciences of South Vietnam
http://ias-cnsh.org/Default.aspx?alias=ias-cnsh.org/english
IBAR
Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources
http://www.au-ibar.org/
IBLI
Index-Based Livestock Insurance
http://www.ilri.org/ilrinews/index.php/archives/tag/ibli
ICA
International Cooperative Alliance

ICAR
Indian Council of Agricultural Research
http://www.icar.org.in/
ICARDA
International Center for Research on Dry Areas
http://www.icarda.org/
ICIPE
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology
http://www.icipe.org
ICIS
International Centre for Creativity, Innovation and Sustainabity
http://iciscenter.org/
ICM
In Country Management

iCow
Agricultural subscription service through cellphones to help farmers enhance productivity
http://icow.co.ke
ICPALD
The IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development. See also IGAD.
http://igad.int/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=638:igad-centre-for-pastorl-areas-and-livestock-development-icpald-press-release&catid=95:icpald&Itemid=155
ICRAF
World Agroforestry Centre
http://www.worldagroforestrycentre.org/
ICRC
International Committee of the Red Cross
http://www.icrc.org/eng/
ICRISAT
International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics
http://www.icrisat.org/
ICT
Information Communications Technology

IDA
International Development Association

IDO
Intermediate Development Outcome
http://livestockfish.cgiar.org/about/toc/
IDRC
International Development Research Centre (Canada)
http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx
IEE
Initial Environmental Examination

IER
Institute de Economic Rural

IFAD
International Fund for Agricultural Development
http://www.ifad.org/
IFC
International Finance Corporation
www.ifc.org
IFDC
International Fertilizer Development Centre
www.ifdc.org
IFI
International Financial Institution

IFPRI
International Food Policy Research Institute
http://www.ifpri.org/
IFS
Improved Food Security

IGAD
Inter-Governmental Authority on Development
http://igad.int
IIASA
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
http://www.iiasa.ac.at
IICA
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
http://www.iicacan.org/
IIED
International Institute for Environment and Development
http://www.iied.org/about-us
IISD
International Institute for Sustainable Development
http://www.iisd.org
IITA
International Institute for Tropical Agriculture
http://www.iita.org/
ILC
International Land Coalition
http://www.landcoalition.org/
ILCA
International Livestock Center for Africa - was merged with ILRAD to form ILRI

ILO
International Labour Organisation
http://www.ilo.org/global/lang--en/index.htm
ILRAD
International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases - see ILCA

ILRI
International Livestock Research Institute
www.ilri.org
ILSP
Integrated Livelihood Support Project (India - an IFAD program)
http://www.ifad.org/operations/pipeline/pi/india.htm
IMC
Institute Management Committee

IMF
International Monetary Fund
http://www.imf.org/
INERA
Institute for Environmental and Agricultural Research

INHERE
Institute of Himalayan Environmental Research and Education
http://www.inhereindia.org
INIA
Instituto Nacional de Investigacion y Technologia

INREA
Institute National du Recherche Agrononilgue

INRM
Integrated Natural Resource Management

INSARD
Including Smallholders in Agricultural Research for Development
http://www.repaoc.org/insard/
IPA
Innovations for Poverty Action
http://www.poverty-action.org
IPCC
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
http://www.ipcc.ch
IOE
Independent Office of Evaluatiion (of IFAD)

IPG
International Public Good

IPM
Integrated Pest Management

IPMS
Improving Productivity and Market Success of Ethiopian Farmers
http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/cidaweb/cpo.nsf/vWebCSAZEn/1B5009792FBDEFA985257BCF00361E49#h2sectors
IPR
Intellectual Property Right

IPR/IFRA
Institute Polytechnique Rural
http://www.ipr-ifra.org/
IR
International Relations, Institutional Research, Intermediate Reach, Invitation Request, Incoherent Recombining
http://www.acronymfinder.com/IR.html
IRD
Research Institute for Development = L'Institut de Recherche pour le Développement


Inland Revenue Department

IRMA
Insect Resistant Maize for Africa

IRMC
Institute Research Management Committee

IRRI
International Rice Research Institute
www.irri.org
IRS
Inland Revenue Service, Internationally Recruited Staff

ISAAA
International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications
http://www.isaaa.org/
ISAR
Institute des Sciences Agronomique du Rwanda

ISFM
Integrated Soil Ferility Management

ISI
International Statistical Institute
http://www.isi-web.org
ISNAR
International Service for National Agricultural Research
http://www.isnar.cgiar.org
ISO
International Organization for Standardization

ISPC
Independent Science and Partnership Council of the CGIAR
http://www.sciencecouncil.cgiar.org
ISRA
Institut Senégalais de Recherche Agronomigue
http://www.isra.sn/
ISRIC
ISRIC - World Soil Information
http://www.isric.org
ISP
Innovations Systems Perspective

ISPC
Independent Science & Partnership Council (of the CGIAR)
http://www.sciencecouncil.cgiar.org/
IT
Information Technology

ITC
International Trypanosomiasis Centre

ITPGRFA
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
http://www.planttreaty.org
IUCN
International Union for Conservation of Nature
http://www.iucn.org/
IUECA
Inter-University Council for East Africa
http://www.iucea.org/
ITTA
International Tropical Timber Agreement

IWMI
International Water Management Institute
http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/
IYFF
International Year of Family Farming, 2014
http://www.familyfarmingcampaign.net

J



JCVI
J. Craig Venter Institute
http://www.jcvi.org/cms/home/
JICA
Japan International Cooperation Agency
http://www.jica.go.jp/english/
JKUAT
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
www.jkuat.ac.ke
JSC
Joint Steering Committtee

K



KARI
Kenya Agricultural Research Institute
www.kari.org
KCA
Kenya Camel Association

KDLP
Kenya Dry Lands Development Program

KEMRI
Kenya Medical Research Institute
http://farmbizafrica.com/index.php/hopemenu4/210-camels-rise-as-kenya-s-livestock-industry-of-the-future
KENAS
Kenyan Accreditation Service
http://kenas.go.ke
KEPSA
Kenyan Private Sector Alliance
http://www.kepsa.or.ke
KIST
Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (Rwanda)
http://www.kist.ac.rw/index.php?id=2
KMIS
Knowledge Management and Information Services
http://www.ilri.org/KMIS
KRA
Key Result Area

KRRA
Key Research and Related Area

KVA
Kenya Veterinary Association
http://www.kva.co.ke
KWFT
Kenya Women Finance Trust
http://www.kwft.org

L



LAC
Latin America and Caribbean

LaF
Livestock and Fish (CRP 3.7)
http://livestockfish.cgiar.org
LDC
Lesser Developed Country

LDF
Local Development Fund

LEAD
Livestock, Environment And Development Initiative (of the FAO)
http://www.fao.org/agriculture/lead/en
LEAP
Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance Partnership (of the FAO)
http://www.fao.org/partnerships/leap/en/
LGI
Livelihoods Gender and Impacts
http://livelihoods-gender.ilri.org/
LIA
Letter of Interim Authority

LIFE
Local Livestock for Empowerment

LIFSAP
Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Project (Vietnam)
http://lifsap.vn/
LITs
Livelihood Improvement Targets

LIVES
Livestock & Irrrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders project
www.lives-ethiopia.org
LMP
Livestock Master Plan

LPP
League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development. See also WISP.
http://www.pastoralpeoples.org
LPZ
Livestock Production Zone

LSA
Livestock Sector Analysis

M



MAK
Makerere University in Uganda
http://mak.ac.ug
M & E
Monitoring and Evaluation

MARD
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Vietnam)
http://www.agroviet.gov.vn/en/Pages/default.aspx
MARS
Marker Assisted Recurrent Selection

MBS
Market-Based Solution

MC
Management Committee

MDGs
Millennium Development Goals
http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/mdgoverview.html
MEDEP
Micro Enterprise Development Program

MEL
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

MFW4A
Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership
http://www.mfw4a.org/about-us.html
MFI
Micro Finance Institution

MilkIT
Milk India Tanzania - an ILRI research programme
http://milkit.wikispaces.com/Consortium
MIN
Materials Issue Note

ML
Management Learning

MLN
Maize Lethal Necrosis
http://www.fao.org/emergencies/resources/documents/resources-detail/it/c/179179/
MLND
Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease

MMI
Mapfura-Makhura Biofuels Incubator
http://www.seda.org.za/MyBusiness/STP/Pages/mapfura.aspx
MOA
Ministry of Agriculture

MOAFS
Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security

MRV
Measurement, Reporting and Verification

MTA
Materials Transfer Agreement - See also SMTA - Standard Materials Transfer Agreement

MTIP
Medium-Term Investment Plan

MTP
Medium-Term Plan

MTR
Mid Term Review

N



NAAIP
National Accelerated Agricultural Input Programme (Kenya)
http://www.nafis.go.ke/2012/03/national-accelerated-agricultural-inputs-access-programme-naaiap/
NABNet
North Africa Biosciences Network

NAES
National Agricultural Extension Service

NAFIS
National Farmers Information Service (Kenya)
http://www.nafis.go.ke
NAFSIP
National Agriculture and Food Security Investment Plan

NAFSN
New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/05/18/fact-sheet-g-8-action-food-security-and-nutrition
NAISs
National Agricultural Innovation Systems

NAMA
The National Agri-Marketing Association (USA)
http://www.nama.org

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions

NAP
National Action Plan, Natural Areas Program, Needs Assessment Profile or Plan


No Acronyms Please

NARI
National Agricultural Research Institute

NARO
National Agricultural Research Organisation

NARS
National Agricultural Research System

NaSARRI
National Semi Arid Resources Research Institute, Uganda
http://www.nasarri.go.ug
NASEP
National Agriculture Sector Extension Policy (Kenya)
http://www.agriculture.go.ke
NASFAM
National Association of Smallholder Farmers (Malawi)
http://www.nasfam.org/
NBCRI
Norman Borlaug Commemorative Research Initiative
http://www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp?ID=6247
NCCAP
National Climate Change Action Plan (Kenya)
http://www.kccap.info
NCCRS
National Climate Change Response Strategy (Kenya )
http://www.environment.go.ke/wp-content/documents/complete%20nccrs%20executive%20brief.pdf
NCF
Nordic Climate Facility - NCF is financed by the NDF and administered by the NEFCO

NCP
National Contact Point

NDDB
National Dairy Development Board (India)
http://www.nddb.org/English/Pages/default.aspx
NDF
Nordic Development Fund (administered by the NEFCO)
http://www.ndf.fi
NDVI
Normalized Differentiated Vegetation Index - see IBLI

NEALCO
North East Africa Livestock Council (See also IGAD)
http://igad.int/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=670:icpald-undertook-the-first-regional-meeting-of-north-east-africa-livestock-council-nealco-&catid=95:icpald&Itemid=155
NECOFA
Network for Ecofarming in Africa
http://www.necofa.org

Network for Ecofarming in Africa (Kenya)
http://necofakenya.wordpress.com
NEFCO
Nordic Environment Finance Corporation
http://www.nefco.org
NEMA
National Environment Management Agency (Uganda)
http://nema-ug.org
NEPAD
New Partnership for Africa’s Development
http://www.nepad.org/
NES
Nucleus Estate and Smallholder

NFPCSP
National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Programme (Bangladesh)
http://www.nfpcsp.org/agridrupal/
NGO
Non-Governmental Organization

NICRA
National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (India)
http://www.nicra-icar.in/nicrarevised

Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement, Negotiated Indirect Cost Recovery Agreement

NPCA
NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency

NPD
National Programme Director

NPK
Nitrogen-Phosphorus-Potassium (fertiliser)

NPM
National Programme Manager

NRM
Natural Resource Management

NRS
Nationally Recruited Staff

NRTT
Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust, an Allied Trust of the Sir Ratan Tata Trust - see SRTT
www.srtt.org
NSO
National Statistical Office

NTWG
National Technical Working Group, New Technologies Working Group

N2Africa
A project focused on putting nitrogen fixation to work for smallholder farmers growing legume crops
http://www.n2africa.org
NUCAFE
National Union of Coffee Agribusiness and Farm Enterprises
http://www.nucafe.org/
NWO
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
http://www.nwo.nl/en
NZAID
New Zealand Agency for International Development - replaced in 2013 by the NZAP

NZAP
New Zealand Aid Programme (managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade)
http://www.aid.govt.nz

O



OA
Open Access (often referring to research data sharing and publication)

OADB
Oromiya Agriculture Development Bureau

OAU
Organisation of African Unity. See AU.

ODA
Overseas Development Agency

ODI
Overseas Development Institute (UK)
http://www.odi.org.uk/
OECD
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OFAB
Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa
http://www.ofabafrica.org/
OFID
OPEC Fund for International Development

OIE
World Organisation for Animal Health (Office International des Epizooties)
http://www.oie.int
OP
Operating Project

OPEC
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries

OSP
Orange Sweet Potato

OVI
Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute - South Africa

OVOP
One Village One Product

OWA
Outlook Web Application

P



PAAP
Policy Analysis and Advocacy Programme (of ASARECA)

PACWG
Priority Assessment Criteria Working Group

PAD
Project Appraisal Document

PAEPARD
Platform for African - European Partnership on Agricultural Research for Development
http://paepard.org/wakka.php?wiki=HomePage
PAFO
Pan African Farmers’ Organization
http://pafo-africa.net/
PAG
Pastoralist Advisory Group

PanAAC
Pan African Agribusiness & Agroindustry Consortium
http://www.panaac.org/
PANVAC
Pan-African Veterinary Vaccine Centre
http://rea.au.int/en/RO/PANVAC
PASS
Programme for Africa's Seed Systems
http://www.agra.org/what-we-do/seed/pass-subprograms/
PATTEC
Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign

PBS
Program for Biosafety Systems

PCC
Partners Coordinating Committee

PCG
Partial Credit Guarantee

PE
Participative Epidemiology, Productive Employment

PEGNet
Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network

PELUM
Participatory Ecological Land Use Management
http://pelum.net
PENAPH
Participatory Epidemiology Network for Animal and Public Health

PENU
Participatory Epidemiology Network in Uganda. Established in Dec 2012 under the umbrella of PENAPH
PES
Payments for Environmental Services

PGRFA
Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

PHM
Post-Harvest Management

PI
Principal Investigator (in a research programme)

PICOTEAM
A network of organisations in Africa, Latin America and Europe which supports people and organisations in their efforts to bring about change and innovations for sustainable development
http://www.picoteam.org
PIM
CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets
http://www.pim.cgiar.org
PLE
People, Livestock and Environment (an ILRI research theme)
http://www.ilri.org/PLE
PLWHA
People Living With HIV/AIDS

PMD
Project Management Department

PMO
Program Management Office / Officer

PNAS
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (of the United States of America)

POA
Plan of Action

POC
Point of Care, e.g. for a diagnostic test

POWB
Program of Work and Budget

PPA
Public-Private Alliance (see also PPP), Provisional Patent Application, Planned Program Accomplishment, Project Performance Analysis, Program Project and Activities, Proposed Plan of Action
http://www.acronymfinder.com/PPA.html
PPLPI
Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative

PPM
Personnel Policy Manual

PPMC
Program Planning & Management Committee

PPP
Public Private Partnership (see also PPA), Purchasing Power Parity

PPR
Peste des Petit Ruminants (also known as Ovine Rinderpest or Goat Plague)
http://www.fao.org/docrep/003/x1703e/x1703e00.HTM#Introduction
PR
Participatory Research, Public Relations

PRA
Participatory Rural Appraisal - see also RRA
http://www.ilri.org/InfoServ/Webpub/fulldocs/ImprovingCattle/Module2.htm#P255_18008
PRIMAS
Poverty Reduction Intervention Mapping in Agricultural Systems

PROLINNOVA
Promoting local innovation in ecologically oriented agricultural and natural resource management

PROPAC
Sub – regional Platform of Peasant Organizations of Central Africa

PROTA
Plant Resources for Tropical Africa
http://www.prota.org
PRRS
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRSV = PRRS Virus)
http://vetmed.iastate.edu/vdpam/new-vdpam-employees/food-supply-veterinary-medicine/swine/swine-diseases/porcine-reproductive-
PS
Private Sector

PSD
Project Specific Data

PSDA
Promotion of Private Sector in Agriculture (Kenya)
http://www.gtzpsda.co.ke
PSIA
Poverty and Social Impact Analysis

PSSF
Pilot Small Scale Farmers

PTA
Policy and Technical Advisory

P2I
Pathway to Impact

Q



QTL
Quantitative Trait Loci

R



R+D
Research and Development

RAM
Risk Assessment Matrix / Methodology

RAPP
Rural Agriculture and Pastoralism Programme

RARI
Regional Agricultural Research Institute

RBA
Rights Based Approach

RBMS
Results Based Management System

RCMRD
Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development. See also IGAD and ICPALD.

RDA
Recommended Daily Intake
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reference_Daily_Intake

Research Data Alliance
https://rd-alliance.org

Resource Description and Access
http://www.rdatoolkit.org

Rural Development Administration (for South Korea and beyond)
http://www.rda.go.kr/foreign/eng/
REAP
Rural Enterprise Assistance Programme

REDD
United Nations collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation
http://www.un-redd.org
REPAOC
REPAOC consists of 10 National NGO Platforms - French
http://www.repaoc.org/index.php?lang=en
ReSAKSS-ECA
Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Eastern and Central Africa
http://www.resakss.org/about
R4D
Research for Development

RIDEP
Rural Initiative Development Program

RIU
Research Into Use

RLHDA
Regional Livestock Health and Development Agency

RLP
Resilience Learning Project

RMDC
Rural Microfinance Development Centre

RMG
Research and Management Group

ROA
Regional Office for Africa

ROPPA
Network of West Africa Peasant and Agricultural Producers’ Organizations
http://www.roppa.info/?lang=en
RRA
Rapid Rural Appraisal - see also PRA

RS&T
Research Science & Technology

RSRF
Rural Self Reliance Fund

RTB
Roots, Tubers and Bananas

RUFORUM
Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (Eastern, Central & Southern Africa)
http://www.ruforum.org
RVF
Rift Valley Fever

S



SA
Situation Analysis, South Asia

SAAI
SEDA Aluwani Agri Incubator

SABIMA
Safe Biotechnology Management in Sub – Saharan Africa

SACAU
Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions
http://www.sacau.org/
SACCAR
Southern African Centre for Cooperation in Agriculture Natural Resources Research and Training
http://saccar.org
SADC
Southern African Development Cooperation / Community

SADC/FANR
Southern African Development Community / Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources

SACDEP
Sustainable Agriculture Community Development Programme

SAG
Science Advisory Group

SANBio
Southern Africa Network for Biosciences
http://www.nepadst.org/sanbio/
SASA
Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa
http://sasascience.org/comingsoon.html
SBCC
Social and Behavior Change Communication

SC
Science Council, Steering Committee

SCM
Steering Committee Meeting / Member

SDC
Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation
http://www.sdc.admin.ch/
SDSN
Sustainable Development Solutions Network (of the United Nations)
http://unsdsn.org
SDVC
Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain (in Bangladesh)
http://www.slideshare.net/cpennotti/strengthening-the-dairy-value-chain-in-bangladesh-through-private-sector-partnerships
SEA
South-East Asia

SEDA
Small Enterprise Development Agency (South Africa)
http://www.seda.org.za
SEGOLIP
Sequencing Genotyping and OligoSynthesis and Proteomics

SEI
Stockholm Environmental Institute
www.sei-international.org
SFDB
Small Farmers Development Bank

SFFF
Safe Food, Fair Food

SFSA
The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture
http://www.syngentafoundation.org/
SFRI
Soils and Fertilisers Research Institute (Vietnam)
http://www.sfri.org.vn/Eng_Index.aspx
SGRP
Systemwide Genetic Resources Programme

SIAP
Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture Project - Kenya, funded by GIZ

SIDA
Swedish International Cooperation Agency
http://www.sida.se/english/
SIDAI
Sidai Africa = A network of centres to provide high-quality livestock services in rural Kenya.
http://www.farmafrica.org/kenya/sidai
SIMLESA
Sustainable Intensification of Maize – Legume cropping systems for food security Eastern and Southern Africa

SKM
Strategy and Knowledge Management

SLA
Sustainable Livelihood Approach

SLO
System Level Objective

SLP
Systemwide Livestock Program

SLU
Saint Louis University (USA)
http://www.slu.edu

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
http://www.slu.se/en/
SMA
Single Mothers Association

SMEs
Small Market Enterprises / Small & Medium Sized Enterprises

SMEDA
Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (Pakistan)
http://www.smeda.org
SMS
Subject Matter Specialist

SMTA
Standard Materials Transfer Agreement (of the ITPGRFA = the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture)
http://www.planttreaty.org/content/illustrated-version-standard-material-transfer-agreement
SNV
Netherlands Development Organisation
www.snvworld.org
SO
Signing Official

SP
System Priority

SPAC
Science & Partnership Advisory Committee

SPEED
Support for Private Enterprise Expansion and Development

SPIA
Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (of the CGIAR)
http://impact.cgiar.org/
SRD
Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (Vietnam)
http://www.srd.org.vn
SRF
Strategy and Results Framework

SRO
Sub-Regional Organisation

SRP
Strategic Research Portfolio

SPRING
Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally - A USAID project
http://www.spring-nutrition.org
SRT
Strategic Research Theme

SRTT
Sir Ratan Tata Trust (India) See also NRTT (Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust)
http://www.srtt.org
SSA
Sub-Saharan Africa

SSF
Small Scale Farmers (See also PSSF = Pilot Small Scale Farmers)

STEPS
Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability
www.steps-centre.org
S3A
Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa

STPH
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
http://www.swisstph.ch
SUA
Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania)
http://www.suanet.ac.tz
SUN
Scaling Up Nutrition movement
http://scalingupnutrition.org
SWA
Sector Wide Approach

SWEP
System Wide and Ecoregional Programme

SWP
System Wide Program

SVDC
Sorghum Value Chain Development Consortium

T



TA
Traditional Authority

TAC
Technical Advisory Committee

TACRI
Tanzania Coffee Research Institute
http://www.tacri.org/
TAE
Tertiary Agricultural Education

TAFIRI
Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute
www.tafiri.go.tz
TAFORI
Tanzania Forestry Research Institute
http://www.tafori.org/
TALENS
Transcription Activator-Like Effector Nucleases (a technology for targeted genome editing)
http://www.nature.com/nrm/journal/v14/n1/full/nrm3486.html

See also CRISPR
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CRISPR
TALIRI
Tanzania Livestock Research Institute
http://www.erails.net/TZ/taliri-mpwapwa/
TAN
Technical Advisory Note

TAP
Tropical Agriculture Platform
http://www.tropagplatform.org
TBD
Tick Borne Disease, To Be Determined

TBI
Technology Business Incubator

TCCIA
Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture
http://www.tccia.com
TEAM-Africa
Tertiary Education for Agriculture Mechanism for Africa
https://sites.google.com/site/partnershipforafricantae/
3ADI
African Agribusiness and Agro-Industries Development Initiative
http://www.3adi.org
TFP
Total Factor Productivity

TiHo
University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (Germany)
http://www.tiho-hannover.de
TIP
Targeted Inputs Program

TLU
Tropical Livestock Unit

TNU
Thai Nguyen University
http://www.tnu.edu.vn/en/pages/tnu-thepresidentmessage-tnustatic-3-tnusite-2~107.html
TOC
Theory of Change

TOR
Terms of Reference

TORITA
Tobacco Research Institute (Tanzania)
http://www.torita.or.tz/
TOT
Training of Trainers

TOTO
A project dedicated to sharing world agricultural information using actionable formats
http://www.totoagriculture.org/TotoAgriculture.aspx
TPRI
Tropical Pesticides Research Institute (Tanzania)
http://www.tpri.or.tz/
TRIT
Tea Research Institute of Tanzania
http://trit.or.tz/
TSP
Technology Supply Push

TSU
Texas State University

TVEs
Township and Villages Enterprises

TWAS
The World Academy of Sciences (for advancement of science in developing countries)
http://twas.ictp.it
TWCs
Third World Countries

U



UMAGRI
North African Farmers Union / L’union Maghrébine des Agriculteurs (based in Tunis)

UNCTAD
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
http://www.undp.org
UNECA
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
http://www.uneca.org
UNEP
United Nations Environment Program
http://www.unep.org/
UNFCCC
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
http://unfccc.int/2860.php
UNiBRAIN
Universities, Business and Researching Agricultural Innovation
http://www.fara-africa.org/our-projects/unibrain/abou/
UNIDO
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
http://www.unido.org
UNISWA
University of Swaziland
http://www.uniswa.sz/
UNU
United Nations University
http://unu.edu
UNSPPA
Uganda National Seed Potato Producers' Association
http://www.acdivoca.org/site/ID/ugandapotatofarmers
UPU
Urban and Peri-Urban areas

USAID
United States Agency for International Development
http://www.usaid.gov/
USDA
United States Department of Agriculture
http://www.usda.gov
UVAS
University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
http://www.uvas.edu.pk/about/ch-msg/index.htm

V



VAC
Vulnerability Action Committee

VCA
Value Chain Analysis

VCD
Value Chain Development

VDC
Village Development Committee

VIDO-InterVac
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organisation - International Vaccine Centre (Canada)
http://www.vido.org
VSF
Veterinaries Sans Frontieres
http://www.vsfe.org/

W



W1
CGIAR Window 1 Funding. Contributions to Window 1 represent the least restricted type of funding. The Fund Council sets overall priorities and makes specific decisions about the use of Window 1 Funds such as allocation to CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs), payment of System Costs and any other use required to achieve the CGIAR mission.
http://www.cgiarfund.org/how_the_fund_works
W2
CGIAR Window 2 Funding. Contributions to Window 2 are designated by Fund Donors to one or more specific CRPs. For each approved CRP, a sub-account is created to which donors may allocate funds. Once Window 2 funds are allocated to a given CRP, they flow to the Lead Center implementing the CRP.
See also Bilateral funding
W3
CGIAR Window 3 Funding. Window 3 contributions are the most restricted type of funding, consisting of funds that Fund Donors wish to allocate to specific Centers. Neither the Consortium nor the Fund Council makes decisions about the use of Window 3 funds. Within 2 years after the CGIAR Fund’s establishment, the Fund Council will review the use of Window 3 in consultation with the Consortium Board.
http://www.cgiar.org/who-we-are/cgiar-fund/
WAAPP
West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (Nigeria)
http://www.nigeria.gov.ng/2012-10-29-11-09-25/news/519-west-africa-agricultural-productivity-programme-waapp-nigeria-to-host-research-fair-in-november
WAARI
West African Agribusiness Resource Incubator
http://www.fara-africa.org/our-projects/unibrain/announcements/
WABNet
West Africa Biosciences Network

WACCI
West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (Ghana)
http://www.wacci.edu.gh
WANA
West Asia North Africa region

WACCI
West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (Ghana)
http://www.wacci.edu.gh/
WAMIP
World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous Peoples. See also WISP
http://povertyandconservation.info/en/org/o0152
WASI
The Western Highlands Agriculture & Forestry Science Institute (Vietnam)
http://wasi.org.vn/home/index.php?lang=en
WB
World Bank
http://www.worldbank.org
WECARD
West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development
http://www.coraf.org/en.html
WEF
With Effect From

WEMA
Water Efficient Maize for Africa
http://wema.aatf-africa.org/
WG
Working Group

WISP
World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism. See also LPP and WAMIP.
http://www.iucn.org/wisp/
WLE
Water Land and Ecosystems - a CGIAR research programme
http://wle.cgiar.org
WOTRO
Netherlands Foundation for the Advancement of Tropical Research
http://www.nwo.nl
WRF
World Rural Forum
http://www.ruralforum.net/Default.asp?id=en
WRS
Warehouse Receipt System

WSPA
World Society for the Protection of Animals - Africa Regional Office is in Nairobi
www.wspa-international.org
WTP
Willingness to Pay

WUO
Water Users Association

WWF
World Wildlife Fund
http://worldwildlife.org

XYZ



YARD
Youth Action for Rural Development
http://yardcommunity.org
YIA
Youth in Agriculture

YPARD
Young Professionals in Agricultural Research for Development.
http://ypard.net
ZimCLIFS
Integrating Crops and Livestock for Improved Food Security and Livelihoods in Zimbabwe
http://blog.cimmyt.org/?p=10256
ZOI
Zone of Influence

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