CIRAD is the French agricultural research and international cooperation organization working for the sustainable development of tropical and Mediterranean regions. It is a public establishment (EPIC) under the joint authority of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. Its activities concern the life sciences, social sciences and engineering sciences, applied to agriculture, the environment and territorial management. Its work centres on six main topics: food security, climate change, natural resource management, reduction of inequalities and poverty alleviation.

About IZSVe

The Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IZSVe) is a public veterinary Institute, whose aim is the preservation of public health, in terms of food safety and prevention of zoonoses, and animal welfare, in terms of animal health and living conditions. This is achieved by focusing on four main areas: prevention and control of animal diseases, control of foodborne pathogens, research, training and communication. To fight the major health issues posed by the spread of new or re-emerging diseases, the IZSVe provides technical support to the private and public sectors using the most technologically advanced methods and equipment. The IZSVe hosts 8 International Reference Laboratories.

About Ikore

Ikore, meaning “harvest” in Yoruba language, is an international development organization, proffering innovative solutions to drive sustainable social and enterprise development.

Our vision is to contribute to a prosperous world that creates opportunity for a better life for all, especially the poor and vulnerable.

Our Mission is to facilitate market inclusion for improved productivity and a bumper harvest through capacity building, business model/strategy advisory, market linkages, social enterprises and research.

About NVRI

NVRI is the foremost and only Veterinary research institute in Nigeria with the mandate to conduct research into all aspects of animal diseases, develop and produce animal vaccines ; provide surveillance and diagnosis of animal diseases; and provide extension services to poultry and livestock farmers, amongst other tasks.
It was established in 1924 in response to the control of the rinderpest pandemic in the early twentieth century. It is presently a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and rural development. NVRI has nine technical departments whose activities include the production of international quality vaccines and offering of services for the identification, control, and eradication of economically important livestock diseases; through best practices, research excellence, and applying modern technology. It is the hub of veterinary research in Nigeria and her vaccines are patronised within and outside Nigeria.