The Minor Use Foundation partners with many organizations to support specialty crop growers. The Foundation proudly joins these organizations to advance sustainable agriculture. Learn about our partners here.
Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institution (APAARI)
APAARI brings together regional, national and global stakeholders to bridge gaps and strengthen agri-food research and innovation systems towards more sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.
Australian Government – Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF)
Un departamento del gobierno australiano que ayuda a proteger el patrimonio y los recursos naturales de Australia al mismo tiempo que apoya a las industrias agrícolas. Ofrece políticas y programas para promover una economía sólida y un medio ambiente saludable impulsando industrias agrícolas sólidas y sostenibles, gestionan el medio ambiente y el patrimonio únicos de Australia y apoyan a las comunidades regionales.
Avance Pasifloras is a trade association whose members account for 90% of the fruit exports in Colombia. The following exporting companies make up our organization: Caribbean Exotics, Colombian Paradise, Frutas Comerciales, Frutireyes, Jardín Exotics, Nativa Produce, Novacampo, OCATI, San Basilio, Prosagro Export and Montana Fruits. These companies are committed to the industry, they have assumed high risks, and invested their own funds to position Passifloras in the European market.
Canadian Government – Pest Management Centre (PMC)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Pest Management Centre (PMC) works to identify critical weed, insect, and disease problems and match them with potential management solutions. The PMC works to research and register new solutions, including products and non-chemical options like biopesticides and management practices to be incorporated into pest management programs.
Committee Linking Entrepreneurship-Agriculture-Development (COLEAD)
COLEAD is a network of companies, professional organizations and experts committed to inclusive and sustainable agriculture. As a non-profit private sector organization, our mission is to facilitate and implement action to increase the contribution of the agricultural sector to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)
CAST, through its network of experts, assembles, interprets, and communicates credible, balanced, science-based information to policymakers, the media, the private sector, and the public.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
FAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Our goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With 195 members – 194 countries and the European Union, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide.
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
IICA is the specialized agency for agriculture of the Inter-American System that supports the efforts of Member States to achieve agricultural development and rural well-being. The Institute provides cooperation services through close and permanent work with its 34 Member States, addressing their needs in a timely manner. Without a doubt, IICA’s most valuable asset is the close relationship it maintains with the beneficiaries of its work. We have broad experience in areas such as technology and innovation for agriculture, agricultural health, food safety and quality, international agricultural trade, family farming, rural development, natural resource management and the bioeconomy.
The IR-4 Project was established in 1963 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to ensure that specialty crop farmers have legal access to safe and effective crop protection products. Specialty crops include many of the fruits and vegetables recommended for a healthy diet, as well as the flowers, trees and shrubs that enhance our environment. Pests do not discriminate between major crops and specialty crops. While the crop protection industry focuses its research on major crops, such as corn, cotton and soybeans, growers of specialty crops are often left with fewer tools for effectively and safely managing pests. IR-4 conducts required research to meet this important need.
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS)
KEPHIS is the government parastatal whose responsibility is to assure the quality of agricultural inputs and produce to prevent adverse impact on the economy, the environment and human health. KEPHIS mission is to provide a science-based regulatory service by assuring plant health, quality of agricultural inputs and produce for food security, globally competitive agriculture, and sustainable development.
National University of Colombia (UNAL)
The Universidad Nacional de Colombia (English: National University of Colombia), also called UNAL or just UN, is a public, national, coeducational, research university, located primarily in Bogotá, Medellín, Manizales and Palmira, Colombia. Established in 1867 by an act of the Congress of Colombia, the university is the largest higher education institution of the country with more than 44,000 students, the largest number of graduated professionals per year, and number of academic programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF)
STDF is a global partnership to facilitate safe trade, contributing to sustainable economic growth, poverty reduction and food security. It promotes improved food safety, animal and plant health capacity in developing countries.
United States Department of Agriculture – Foreign Agriculture Service (USDA-FAS)
FAS links U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security. In addition to its Washington, D.C. staff, FAS has a global network of nearly 100 offices covering approximately 180 countries. These offices are staffed by agricultural attachés and locally hired agricultural experts who are the eyes, ears, and voice for U.S. agriculture around the world. FAS staff identify problems, provide practical solutions, and work to advance opportunities for U.S. agriculture and support U.S. foreign policy around the globe.