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20 Organizations Dedicated to Improving Agriculture

There are seven billion people on this beautiful planet of ours, and one of the things we all have in common is that we need a daily meal, it’s a basic need. Some people have sufficient food, whereas others don’t have enough or even lack entirely. Luckily, there are many compassionate organizations improving agriculture.

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Food is a basic need for us all. Sadly, access to it is not always guaranteed. At Raptim, we try to amplify the work many humanitarian NGO’s are doing all over the world to help people in need. Today, we’re highlighting twenty organizations doing invaluable work trying to improve the food system.

By doing this, we hope more people become aware of the great work these humanitarian organizations do to help curb the big issue of food shortage. Through efforts directed towards improving agriculture and training people in efficient agricultural practices, they enable them to provide for themselves in a sustainable way. Evidently, it is impossible to name all organizations improving agriculture on this list. That doesn’t mean we don’t recognize the important work they are doing. Should you have an organization in mind that can’t be absent from this list, please let us know via Twitter.

  • Ashoka Innovators for the Public
    Ashoka is an American NGO with a global network of more than 3.000 social organizers, where through them, it provides start-up capital and financing because they understand that agriculture is directly linked to human well-being.
  • Food for the Hungry 
    It is a faith-based organization active in more than 25 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Since 1971, Food for the Hungry has been making tremendous efforts to create child-focused development and relief programs.
  • The Center for Studies and Development of Cambodian Agriculture (CEDAC) 
    Since its founding in August 1997, CEDAC has proven time and time again that the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) works. For more than 17 years, it has been working to build the capacity and knowledge of rural farmers in ecologically-sound agriculture. It has increased yields and improved soil fertility, with a minimal use of chemicals.
  • Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) 
    This research and advocacy organization is all about promoting fair, sustainable food and farm systems all over the world. They work with organizations from all corners of the earth to stop the excessive use of antibiotics in agriculture and aquaculture.
  • Bioversity International 
    Bioversity International is a research organization. They support small farmers in developing countries with sustainable agriculture and conservation. They believe in agriculture that nourishes the people while sustaining the planet.
  • Food for the Poor
    Food for The Poor is a faith-based humanitarian organization that helps people in poverty and food shortage throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR
    CGIAR is a platform where organizations come together to promote and support global food security. It helps in sharing knowledge to deal with rural poverty and malnutrition.
  • Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy 
    Food First has a clear goal: to fight against injustices that cause worldwide hunger. They believe change comes from the ground up, that's why they help in improving agriculture away from the international industry.
  • Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) 
    Promoting science to combat hunger and malnutrition all across the globe is what the Italian BCFN is all about. They take innovating ideas and bring them to governments as recommendations so as to help combat the hunger menace.
  • One Acre Fund
    Sub-Saharan farmers are supported by One Acre Fund to get the tools they need to harvest and process their own food. They believe that farmers are the solution to hunger and poverty in developing countries.



  • Heifer International 
    Heifer International is a non-profit organization whose mission is to end hunger by providing livestock to communities. They also offer resources to help the farmers create self-sufficient and efficient agricultural systems.
  • Christensen Fund 
    This philanthropic organization puts biological and cultural diversity at the center of attention. The Fund is lauded for its work on agrobiodiversity and food sovereignty, helping indigenous and local farming communities.
  • Ecoagriculture Partners 
    Agricultural communities which need support to manage their landscapes can find help with this compassionate NGO. A great initiative aimed at enhancing rural livelihoods and producing food in sustainable ways.
  • Food Mythbusters
    Food Mythbusters is an organization that is well aware of how to create engagement. They make video series, movies, host grassroots events and produce interactive digital content. All this to promote reforms in industrial agriculture, unfair labor practices, and food advertising.
  • World Vegetable Center (AVRDC) 
    AVRDC dedicates itself to fighting poverty and malnutrition in the developing world. As an international non-profit organization, they provide crucial micronutrients to people in need.
  • ECOVA MALI (Mali) 
    ECOVA MALI teaches farmers in Mali about improving sustainable agriculture methods. They then help the farmers to teach other farmers in their communities in so doing expanding the use of effective agricultural practices.
  • Soil Association 
    This charity is dedicated to promoting farming of healthy foods by sustainable farming and efficient land use. The Soil Association works side by side with communities to create trust in organic farming.
  • Feeding the 5000 
    Feeding the 5000 is an initiative to prevent fruits, vegetables and other types of food from being thrown out or being wasted.
  • Slow Food International 
    Slow Food International is an Italian non-profit organization working in more than 150 countries worldwide. It emphasizes on the importance of good food and promotes the preservation of local traditions and comprehension of the impact that our food choices make on the world.
  • Earth Ministry
    Earth Ministry has been a leading figure for 25 years in engaging the faith community in environmental stewardship and advocacy.

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