The Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is a cabinet-level ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany. Founded in 1961, the Ministry works to encourage economic development within Germany and in other countries through international cooperation and partnerships.


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The International Water Management Institute is a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries. Headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with regional offices across Asia and Africa, the Institute works with governments, civil society and the private sector to develop scalable agricultural water management solutions that have a real impact on poverty reduction, food security and ecosystem health.

IWMI is a CGIAR Research Center and leads the Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems.



World Agroforestry (ICRAF) is a centre of science and development excellence that harnesses the benefits of trees for people and the environment. ICRAF is the only institution that does globally significant agroforestry research in and for all of the developing tropics. Knowledge produced by ICRAF enables governments, development agencies and farmers to utilize the power of trees to make farming and livelihoods more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable at scales.


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The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) envisions reducing hunger and poverty and improving human nutrition in the tropics through research aimed at increasing the eco-efficiency of agriculture. CIAT produces scientific evidence and proposes concrete and viable solutions to sustainably manage agroecosystems and landscapes through research on three themes: Soils and water management, landscape restoration, and ecosystem services and environmental impacts, and on the political and economic dimensions needed to support agricultural sustainability.


The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences is in the hands-on business of producing the pioneering research, cutting-edge technology, and, most of all, leaders of tomorrow to tackle these challenges head on. The college has an international reputation for providing leading research, degree programs, and extension education programs.


The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. By partnering with communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA is able to improve the quality of life of millions through 9 impact areas.


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world. DRC assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe, providing emergency aid, fighting for their rights, and strengthening their opportunity for a brighter future. DRC works in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, they strive for responsible and sustainable solutions.

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