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close this book Laying the foundation - The institution of knowledge in developing countries
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Open this folder and view contents Part I The institution of knowledge
Open this folder and view contents Part II The institutionalization of science in Latin America
Open this folder and view contents Part III Institutional performance: what can be said, what should be leaned
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Acronyms and abbreviations

AIDS

acquired immune deficiency syndrome

AUCC

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

AVRDC

Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center

CARDI

Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute

CATIE

Tropical Agricultural Research and Training Centre

CENICAFE

Centre for Coffee Research (Colombia)

CENICAÑA

Research Centre for Sugarcane (Colombia)

CEPLAC

Executive Commission of the Plan for the Economic Recuperation of Cacao (Brazil)

CGIAR

Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research

CHRD

Commission on Health Research for Development

CIAT

International Center for Tropical Agriculture

CIDEIM

International Centre of Cooperative Medical Research (Colombia)

CIFOR

Center for International Forest Research

CIMMYT

International Centre for Maize and Wheat Improvement

CIP

International Potato Center

CNI

National Confederation of Industry (Brazil)

CNPQ

National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (Brazil)

COA

Araracuara Corporation (Colombia)

COLCIENCIAS

Fondo Colombiano de Investigaciones Cientificas y Proyectos Especiales Francisco lose de Caldas (Colombia)

CONACYT

Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (Mexico)

CONICIT

Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnologicas (Venezuela)

CONICYT

Comisión Nacional de Investigación Cientifica y Tecnologica (Chile)

ECLAC

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

EMBRAPA

Brazilian Agricultural Research Organization

EMBRATER

Brazilian Technical Assistance and Rural Extension Corporation

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FHIA

Agricultural Research Foundation of Honduras (Honduras)

FICR

Fundación Interamericana de Costa Rica

FONAIAP

Fondo Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (Venezuela)

GDP

gross domestic product

IAP

Research Institute on Peruvian Amazon (Peru)

IBPGR

International Board for Plant Genetic Resources

IBSRAM

International Board for Soil Research and Management

ICA

Colombian Agricultural and Livestock Institute

ICARDA

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas

ICIPE

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology

ICLARM

International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management

ICRAF

International Centre for Research on Agroforestry

ICRISAT

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics

ICSU

International Council for Scientific Unions

IDB

Inter-American Development Bank

IDRC

International Development Research Centre

IF DC

International Fertilizer Development Center

IFPRI

International Food Policy Research Institute

IICA

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

IIMI

International Irrigation Management Institute

IITA

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

ILCA

International Livestock Centre for Africa

ILO

International Labour Office

ILRAD

International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases

INIAP

National Institute of Agricultural Research (Ecuador)

INIA

National Institute of Agricultural Research (Chile)

INIA

National Institute of Agricultural Research (Mexico)

INIBAP

International Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain

INPE

National Space Research Institute (Brazil)

INTA

National Institute of Farming Technology (Argentina)

IRRI

International Rice Research Institute

ISNAR

International Service for National Agricultural Research

IVIC

Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas

NGO

nongovernmental organization

NRIs

national research institutes

OAS

Organization of American States

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

REDUC

Latin American Network on Information and Documentation

RELAB

Latin American Network for Biological Sciences

RIDALC

Regional Network of Researcher Exchange for the Development of Latin America and the Caribbean

SIPA

Servicio de Extensión y Promoción Agraria (Peru)

SNI

National Researchers System (Mexico)

TDR

Special Training and Research Program on Tropical Diseases

UAM

Universidad Agraria La Molina (Peru)

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

Unesco

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation

UNICAMP

Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)

UNICEF

United Nations Children's Fund

USAID

United States Agency for International Development

USD

United States dollars

WARDA

West Africa Rice Development Association

WHO

World Health Organization