International Center for Tropical Agriculture
CIAT is a leading not-for-profit organization, based in Cali, Colombia. For 40 years it has been helping smallholders grow more food and increase their income. Established in 1970, as one of the four original research centers in the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), CIAT now works in more than 50 countries worldwide
CIAT is an agricultural research institution. That focuses on scientific solutions to hunger in the tropics, on the basis that the eco-efficient agriculture (developing sustainable methods of food production) is the best way to eradicate hunger and improve livelihoods in the region.
The Terra-i Project in CIAT is part of the program Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) programme whose goal is to contribute to improving decision-making across Latin America, providing novel and accurate information about agricultural systems and associated natural resources at all levels, from farm to continent.
Research Program on Forestry, Trees and Agroforestry
The program on Forestry, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) is a global scientific research and development initiative of the CGIAR focusing on livelihoods, landscapes and governance for people who depend on forest resources. The Center for International Forestry Research leads the program in partnership with Agricultural Research for Development, Bioversity International, CATIE, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture and the World Agroforestry Centre. The program is structured around research on (1) smallholder production systems and markets, (2) management and conservation of forest and tree resources, (3) landscape management of forest areas for environmental services, biodiversity conservation and livelihoods, (4) climate change adaptation and mitigation and (5) impacts of trade and investment on forest and people. The structure is complemented by a focus on the gender dimensions of livelihoods and landscapes, a network of research observatories called Sentinel Landscapes and a monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment framework.
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.TNC address the most urgent conservation challenges at the largest scale. CIAT and TNC have worked closely in the development of Terra-i system.
Haute Ecole d'Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud
The College of Engineering and Management of the Canton of Vaud (HEIG-VD) aims to train engineers and economists HES who have the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the management framework for technical and professional level in industry. HEIG-VD is a member of the Universities of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO). It is also a member of the College Vaudoise (HEV). In this context, it participates through its various units to the regional economy in all areas of their teaching.
King's College London
King's College London is one of the top 30 universities in the world and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, King's has nearly 23,500 students from nearly 140 countries (of whom more than 9,000 are graduate students), and some 6,000 employees. The Department of Geography was established in 1829 and now has more than 50 academic and research staff, 350 undergraduates, 350 masters students and over 100 PhD students.
Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an interactive online forest monitoring and alert system designed to empower people everywhere with the information they need to better manage and conserve forest landscapes. Global Forest Watch uses cutting edge technology and science to provide the timeliest and most precise information about the status of forest landscapes worldwide, including near-real-time alerts showing suspected locations of recent tree cover loss. GFW is free and simple to use, enabling anyone to create custom maps, analyze forest trends, subscribe to alerts, or download data for their local area or the entire world. Users can also contribute to GFW by sharing data and stories from the ground via GFW’s crowdsourcing tools, blogs, and discussion groups. Special “apps” provide detailed information for companies that wish to reduce the risk of deforestation in their supply chains, users who want to monitor fires across Southeast Asia, and more. GFW serves a variety of users including governments, the private sector, NGOs, journalists, universities, and the general public.
GFW is a growing partnership of organizations contributing data, technology, funding, and expertise. The GFW partnership is convened by the World Resources Institute.