Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration

ETC group is dedicated to the conservation and sustainable advancement of cultural and ecological diversity and human rights. To this end, ETC group supports socially responsible developments of technologies useful to the poor and marginalized and it addresses international governance issues and corporate power.


African Centre for Technology Studies

An international inter-governmental policy research and training organization that focuses on biological diversity, climate change and desertification.


Agricultural Economics Institute

The Agricultural Economics Institute (LEI) is the leading institute in the Netherlands for social and economic research on agriculture, horticulture, fisheries, forestry and rural areas. The LEI's focus at both national and international level is the increasing integration of agriculture and agribusiness with the social environment.



AIDEnvironment is an independent research and management consultancy for nature and natural resources. AIDEnvironment aims to conserve and restore diversity and resilience in the natural environment to encourage sustainable development and human welfare.


CBDC Program
The CBDC (Community Biodiversity Development and Conservation Program) is a global initiative developed by governmental and non-governmental organizations involved in agricultural initiatives in Africa, Asia and Latin America, in cooperation with Northern partners.


The CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) aims to contribute to food security and poverty eradication in developing countries through research, partnerships, capacity building, and policy support, promoting sustainable agricultural development based on the environmentally sound management of natural resources.


Genetic Resources Action International is an international non-governmental organization which promotes the sustainable management and use of agricultural biodiversity based on people’s control over genetic resources and local knowledge. GRAIN reports and magazines can be read online.


Hivos (Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation) is committed to the poor and marginalized – and to the organizations that promote their interests – in countries in the South and in South-East Europe.


The Dutch Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation supports projects in about sixty countries in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific and in Central and Eastern Europe.


International Development Research Centre

The IDRC is a public corporation created by the Canadian government to help communities in the developing world find solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems through research.


International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

The IITA was the first African link in the worldwide network of agricultural research centers supported by the CGIAR. IITA conducts research, germplasm conservation, training, and information exchange activities in partnership with regional bodies and national programs including universities, ngos, and the private sector.


International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

As a Union, IUCN seeks to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.



ILEIA is a Centre for Information on Low External Input Sustainable Agriculture. This website has an open discussion forum, many links to agriculture related sites and background information on important themes.


The International Service for National Agricultural Research aims to bring about innovation in agricultural research institutions in developing countries to increase the contribution of research to agricultural development for the poor.


Website of the Dutch National Commission for International Cooperation and Sustainable Development. NOTE: this site is only available in Dutch.


Novib (Oxfam Netherlands)
Novib is a Dutch development aid organization that provides funds to initiatives and organizations that support local people. NOTE: this site is only available in Dutch.


OneWorld Netherlands

The Netherlands’ site of This site offers information on themes relating to sustainable development and human rights, campaigns of OneWorld and a discussion forum.


Plant Research International

Plant Research International is an institute that combines a lengthy tradition in strategic research with a global outlook and next-generation standards of innovation. Top quality research is combined with up-to-date business development.



Research and Information System for Non-Aligned and other Developing Countries is a New Delhi based research institution, pursuing work relating to global issues in the field of International Economic Relations and development co-operation among developing countries. RIS, India has also been envisioned as a "Think Tank" for developing countries, fostering effective intellectual dialogue on International Economic issues.


Royal Tropical Institute

The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) is an independent centre of knowledge and expertise in the areas of international and intercultural cooperation. The aims of KIT are to contribute to sustainable development, poverty alleviation and cultural preservation and exchange.


The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency is the Swedish government agency for bilateral international development cooperation. Sida’s task is to create conditions conductive to change and to socially, economically and environmentally sustainable development.


Science and Technology Policy Research Institute

The STIPRI in Ghana aims to be the foremost national institution that facilitates the development of local innovation, enhanced through mastery of proven technologies, and sustainably utilised in accordance with national needs, resources and priorities.


Southern Voices

This online debate on biotechnology and food was organized in October and November 2001 and generated a truly global exchange of views and insights around Capacity Building, Poor Patents, Options in Food Production, and Rights and Choices.


The Network University
The Network University in Amsterdam aims to be one of the world’s most innovative institutions of higher learning. It offers online courses on various fields of expertise, organizes online debates and organizes specific workshops combining online and face-to-face learning experiences. Since 2000, TNU publishes the Biotechnology and Development Monitor.


University of Washington Department of Technical Communication

The Department of Technical Communication offers a wide variety of degree programs and performs research in technical communication and related fields.


Wageningen University

The Wageningen University for Life Sciences has evolved into one of the world’s leading education and research centers in the plant, animal, environmental, agrotechnical, food and social sciences.


Wageningen University Department of Plant Sciences

The Wageningen University Department of Plant Sciences is a leading center for research and education with regard to the plant and its environment.