Educational Links

Interested in learning more about agricultural innovation? We’ve put together a resource of educational links for you.

We’re all about learning, and whether you’re a prospective board member wondering whether Grow Further duplicates the work of other organizations or a new member who wants to sound learned about the sector at your first meeting, you’ve come to the right place.

Note: These links are provided as educational resources. Grow Further does not necessarily endorse the viewpoints of organizations listed or vice versa.

Farmers working in a rice paddy field, Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia, Asia
Farmers working in a rice paddy field, Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia, Asia
Worker in field, South American Andes mountains
Thai farmers harvesting crops

International agricultural research prize winners

There are three major international prizes in agricultural science, and reading about the laureates helps to gain an appreciation of the contributions of the field to society as well as their contributions to the field. Alfred Nobel recognized the importance of agriculture–he was quoted as saying, “Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age”–but for unknown reasons did not create a Nobel prize in agricultural sciences.

World Food Prize

World Agricultural Prize

Wolf Prize In Agriculture

Selected international agricultural research institutes

International Rice Research Institute

(Wheat & Maze)

Crop Trust

CGIAR (the main global network)

AIRCA (another global network)

Selected national agricultural
research institutes

USDA Agricultural Research Service

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Indian Council of Agricultural Research

EMBRAPA (Brazil)

Selected university programs in international agriculture

Washington State University is included not only because of its proximity to Seattle but also because of its historic contributions to wheat breeding and other international programs.

Washington State University

UC Davis

Cornell University

RUFORUM (African Consortium)

Policy analysis of agricultural research

“Research returns redux: a meta-analysis of the returns to agricultural R&D” in Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics Volume 44, Issue 2 June 2000 Pages 185–215

Grant makers

USAID Feed the Future

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Gates Foundation Agricultural Development

If you’re interested in learning more, or have an educational link to share with us, please reach out.