Organizations with whom we have close ties
The organizations listed below do great work in the developing world and we are very pleased to have a close association with them.
- BBC Media Action is the development charity of the British Broadcasting Corporation. It uses the power of media to promote governance and human rights, improve livelihoods and health, provide emergency and humanitarian responses in times of disaster and give people options in the developing world as climate change begins to have impact.
- The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) was founded to bring the benefits of the green revolution to the developing world. It keeps in trust for all humanity the largest collection of wheat and maize (corn) germplasm (seeds) in the world. CIMMYT is a founding member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
- The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) was established in Africa by the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations in the late 1960s. It is headquartered in Ibadan, Nigeria but works throughout Africa to improve the lives and livelihoods of smallholder farmers. Like CIMMYT IITA is one of the research centres of the CGIAR.
International Center for Agricultural Research in the
Dry Areas (ICARDA) is a center of agricultural
research excellence working mainly in the Arab World of
North Africa and Central and West Asia. Originally
headquartered in Aleppo, Syria, the center was forced to
relocate to Beirut, Lebanon and Amman, Jordan when civil
war threatened the center in 2012.
- Farm Radio International was founded in the 1970s by CBC farm broadcaster George Adkins. It focuses on bringing useful information about agricultural practices and technologies to farmers in developing countries via media so they can harvest more and sell more of their crops.
- The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is Canada's second international development agency. It focuses on close collaboration with researchers from the developing world in their search for the means to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies.
- Joel Bedford Photography. Joel Bedford is one of Canada's finest young photographers. He has worked in the past for Baobab in the Philippines and Sri Lanka. His photography is edgy, evocative and moving.