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List of acronyms

AAS Aquatic Agricultural Systems
ACDI-VOCA Agricultural Cooperative Development International and Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance
ACIAR Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
ADB Asian Development Bank
AGRA  Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
AI Academic Institutions (universities, colleges, etc.)
APAARI Asia Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
AR4D Agricultural Research for Development
ARDS Agriculture and Rural Development Strategy
ARIs  Advanced Research Institutes
ASEAN-COST ASEAN-Committee on Science and Technology
BARC Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council
BDHS Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey
BFRF Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum
CAADP  Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program
CAEA Commune Agro-Ecosystem Analysis
CARDI Cambodian Agricultural Research & Development Institute
CB  Consortium Board (of the CGIAR)
CDB  Convention on Biological Diversity
CDRD Communication & Donor Relation Department
CGCP CGIAR Challenge Program
CGIAR  CGIAR is a global research partnership.
CIAT Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical
CIFOR  Center for International Forestry Research
CIMMYT International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
CIP Country Investment Plan, Bangladesh
CIP  Centro Internacional de la Papa
COMESA Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
CPWF Challenge program on water and food
CRP  CGIAR Research Program
CRS Catholic Relief Services
CSISA Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia
CTI-CFF Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security
CSOs  Civil Society Organizations
DFID UK Department for International Development
DO Developing organizations
EC European Commission
EIARD European Initiative for Agricultural Research for Development
ESCAP United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FARA Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa
FI Financing institutions
FISH Fisheries Improved for Sustainable Harvest
FO Foundations
GCARD Global Conferences on Agricultural Research for Development
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GFAR  Global Forum on Agricultural Research
GIFT Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia
GiZ German Agency for Technical Cooperation
GNP Gross National Product
GO Government
GRiSP Global Rice Science Partnership
HARVEST Helping Address Rural Vulnerabilities and Ecosystem STability
HDI Human Development Index
HPI Human Poverty Index
HYVs  High-Yielding Varieties
IAR4D Integrated Agricultural Research for Development
IARC International Agricultural Research Center, Cambodia
ICARDA International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
ICLARM International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management
ICRAF  World Agroforestry Center
ICRISAT International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
ICT-KM Information and communications technology and knowledge management
ICTs  Information and Communication Technologies
IEA  Independent Evaluation Arrangement
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute
IFReDI Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute
IIED International Institute for Environment and Development
IITA International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
IITA  International Institute on Tropical Agriculture
ILO International Labour Organization
ILRI  International Livestock Research Institute
IMPACT  Integrated Modeling Platform for Animal and Crop Systems in the Tropics
INRM  Integrated Natural Resource Management
IO International organizations
IP  Intellectual Property
IPCC  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPG  International Public Goods
IPR  Intellectual Property Rights
IRD Institut de recherche pour le développement
IRRI International Rice Research Institute
ISPC  Independent Science and Partnerships Council
ITPGRFA  International Treaty on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
IWMI  International Water Management Institute
JICA Japan International Cooperation Agency
MDGs  Millennium Development Goals
MoU Memorandum of Understanding
NAROs  National Agricultural Research Organizations
NARS  National Agricultural Research Systems
NCCC National Commission on Climate Change
NEPAD New Partnership for Africa’s Development
NGO Non-governmental organization
NRM Natural Resources Management
OCS One Corporate System
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OXFAM Oxfam International
PES  Payments for Environmental Services
PESS Policy Economics & Social Science
PIPA Participatory Impact Pathways Analysis
PMCA Participatory Market Chain Analysis
PPP Public-private partnership
PRI Private Companies
PRICE-GHERS Greater Harvest and Economic Returns from Shrimp (GHERS) initiative under Poverty Reduction by Increasing the Competitiveness of Enterprises (PRICE)
PRSP  Poverty Reduction Strategic Planning
R & D  Research & Development
RDP Rural Development Project
REDD Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation
RinD Research in development
RO Regional organizations
RPOA/NPOA Regional and National Plans of Action
RUPES  Rewards for, Use of and shared investment in Pro-poor Environmental Services
SADC Southern African Development Community
SAVE SAVE the Children
SDC Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
SEAFDEC Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
SFFSN Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition
SPC Secretariat of the Pacific Community
SRC Stockholm Resilience Centre
SRF Strategy & Results Framework
SRO Subregional organizations
SSA Sub-Saharan Africa
UN United Nations
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UPOV International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants
USAID United States Agency for International Development
WANA West Asia and North Africa
WDI World Development Indicators
WDR World Development Report