ETS Non-Profits


ETS is proud of its non-profit members. These members strive to make the world a better place by improving agricultural outcomes for all different types of growers using all different types of crops.  Our program's flexibility allows these groups to establish quality management systems that work with their unique size, locations and characteristics.  We know that spreading ETS's best practices improves results for these researchers and helps them on their mission to better the world. 




African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF): Headquartered in Kenya, AATF was set up in 2003 after two years of consultations between a wide range of stakeholders from Africa, North America and Europe to determine an operational model for the foundation in addressing food security and poverty reduction challenges.  AATF aims to access, develop, adapt and deliver appropriate agricultural technologies for sustainable use by smallholder farmers in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) through innovative partnerships and effective stewardship along the entire value chain.





International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT): Headquartered near Cali, Colombia, with regional offices in Nairobi, Kenya, and Hanoi, Vietnam.  CIAT’s founders saw the tropical region as a world of promise, where agriculture, with the aid of modern science, might contribute substantially to reducing hunger and poverty. Since no single organization can address the whole of tropical agriculture, CIAT complements the efforts of others by focusing on selected crops and research areas. CIAT has global responsibility for the improvement of two staple foods, cassava and common bean, together with tropical forages for livestock and, in Latin America and the Caribbean, CIAT conducts research on rice as well. It is through representing a diverse group of foods that global food and nutrition security can be achieved.


International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT): Headquartered in Mexico, CIMMYT works throughout the developing world to improve livelihoods and foster more productive, sustainable maize and wheat farming. CIMMYT’s portfolio squarely targets critical challenges, including food insecurity and malnutrition, climate change and environmental degradation.  Through collaborative research, partnerships, and training, the center helps to build and strengthen a new generation of national agricultural research and extension services in maize- and wheat-growing nations. As a member of the CGIAR consortium of 15 agricultural research centers, CIMMYT leads the CGIAR Research Programs on Maize and Wheat, which align and add value to the efforts of more than 500 partners.



International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA): Headquartered in Nigeria and with biotechnology operations in Kenya, Nigeria, and other stations, IITA is a non-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, IITA improves livelihoods, enhances food and nutrition security, increases employment, and preserves natural resource integrity. It is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. IITA aims to enhance the efficiency and impact of its research on crop improvement, conservation of biological diversity, and natural resources management by integrating innovative biotechnological approaches towards the mission of increasing ‘agricultural production, food security, and income in the tropics, especially in Africa.




International Rice Research Institute (IRRI):  Headquartered in the Philippines, IRRI aims to reduce poverty and hunger, improve the health of rice farmers and consumers, and ensure environmental sustainability of rice farming. To accomplish this impressive mission, IRRI develops research partnerships with the National Agricultural Research and Extension System, or NARES, of the countries it works in.  It is through these collaborations that IRRI hopes to strengthen the NARES and in turn agriculture worldwide. 


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