Our list of relevant acronyms is long. To jump to a section of the alphabet, use these links to go directly to that part of this page:

A, B, C  

AC, ACF – Advocacy Coalitions, Advocacy Coalitions Framework

ACT – African Conservation Tillage network

ADRA – Adventist Development and Relief Agency International, Title II USAID

AgNIC – Agriculture Network Information Center

AOTR – USAID Agreement Officer's Technical Representative

ASABE – American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

ASARECA – Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa

ASFADA – Arabuko Sokoke Forest Adjacent Dwellers Association

ASTER – Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer

AT – Appropriate Technology, Haiti

AVRDC – World Vegetable Center (formerly Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center)

BA – Bridging Activity

BAP – Bolivian Andean Platform

BARC – Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council

BENRO – Bukidnon Environment and Natural Resource Office

BIFAD – Board for International Food and Agricultural Development

BMP – Best Management Practice

BOD – Board of Directors

CAPRi CGIAR – Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights

CAPS – Conservation Agriculture Production Systems

CARDI – Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute

CARPE – Central African Regional Program for the Environment

CAS – Complex Adaptive Systems

CATIE – Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza

CCRA – Cross-Cutting Research Activity

CEFS – Center for Environmental Farming Systems

CERES – Center for the Study of Economic and Social Reality

CF, CFU – Conservation Farming, Conservation Farming Unit

CGIAR – Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

CI – Conservation International; Complementarity Index

CIAT – Centro Internacional de Agrocultura Tropical, Ecuador

CIDES – Centro de Investigaciones del Desarrollo Económico y Social

CIFOR – Center for International Forestry Research

CIMMYT – International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

CIP – Centro Internacional de la Papa (International Potato Center)

CIPCA – Centro de Investigación y Promoción del Campesinado

CIRAD – Centre de Cooperation International en Recherche Agronomique pour le Development, National University of Lesotho

CIRNMA – Centro de Investigación de Recursos Naturales y Medio Ambiente

COMACO – Community Markets for Conservation

CONAFOR – National Forest Commission of Mexico

CPA – Community Participatory Assessments

CRC – Collaborating Research Centers

CRSP – Collaborative Research Support Program

CSO – Civil Society Organization

CTC – Community Trading Center

CTO – USAID’s Cognizant Technical Officer

D, E, F, G, H, I   

DABAR – Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research, the Philippines

DEM – Digital Elevation Model

DLSU – de la Salle Université, Philippines

DRIFT – Diffuse Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Analysis

EEP – External Evaluation Panel

EA – Environmental Assessment

EAP – External Assessment Panel

ECOCIENCIA – Fundación Ecuatoriana de Estudios Ecológicos

ECOPAR – Corporación para la Investigación, Capacitación y Apoyo Técnico para el Manejo Sustentable de los Ecosistemas Tropicales

EGAT – USAID Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade

EGAT/NRM – EGAT’s Office of Natural Resources Management

ERP – External Review Panel

ESPOCH – Escuela Superior Politcnica de Chimborazo, Ecuador

ESRI – Environmental Systems Research Institute

FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FFH – Food for the Hungry, Title II USAID

FY – Fiscal Year

GAIA – Grupo Autónomo para la Investigación Ambiental

GDSS – Global Decision Support System

GEA – Grupo de Estudios Ambientales

GEF – Global Environment Facility

GIS – Geographic Information System

GMO – Genetically Modified Organisms

GPB – Gobierno de la Provincia de Bolivar, Ecuador

GPS – Global Positioning System

GRA – Graduate Research Assistant

HEPS – High Energy Protein Supplement

IAD – Institutional Analysis and Development Framework

IASC – International Association for the Study of the Commons

IARC – International Agricultural Research Center

ICM – Integrated Crop Management

ICRAF –  International Centre for Research in Agroforestry

ICRISAT – International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-arid Tropics

IDE – International Development Enterprise

IEE – Initial Environmental Evaluation

IER – Istitut d’Economie Rurale du Mali

IFPRI – International Food Policy Research Institute

IFRI – International Forestry Resources and Institutions

IITA – International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

INIAP – Instituto Nacional Autónomo de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, Ecuador

IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IPM – Integrated Pest Management

IPNI – International Plant Nutrition Institute

IPPS – El Instituto de la Pequeña Producción Sustentable

IRB – Institutional Review Board

IRPC – International Rural Poultry Centre

IRRI – International Rice Research Institute

ISU – Iowa State University

K, L, M, N, O    

KACOFA – Kapchorwa Commercial Farmers Association

KASAP – knowledge, attitudes, skills, aspirations, practices

KENDAT – Kenyan Network for Dissemination of Appropriate Technology

KEFRI – Kenya Forestry Research Institute

KSU – Kansas State University

K2A – Knowledge to Action

LFPI – Landcare Foundation of the Philippines, Incorporated

LGU – Local Government Unit

LRT – Local Research Team

LRMT – Land Resources Management Team (EGAT/NRM)

LTRA Long-Term Research Award

LWA – Leader With Associates

MAPA – Market Access and Poverty Alleviation Project, USAID

MARD – Ministry of Agricultural Research and Development

ME – Management Entity

MHAC – Manor House Agricultural Center

MM – Manupali Model

MOSCAT-  Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology

MOU – Memorandum Of Understanding

MRV – Measurement, reporting, and verification

MSI – Minority-Serving Institution

NAC – National Advisory Council, National Advisory Committee

NARS – National Agricultural Research Service

NCA&T – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

NCEAS – National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

NCI – Net Complementarity Index

ND – Newcastle disease

NEPAD – New Partnership for Africa’s Development

NGO – Non-Governmental Organization

NIR – Near Infrared

NLU – Nong Lam University, Vietnam

NPCC – Native Plant Conservation Campaign

NPVP – Native Potato Varieties Program

NRC – National Research Council

NRM – Natural Resource Management

OIA – Outreach and International Affairs (at Virginia Tech)

OIRED – Office of International Research, Education, and Development

OSIENALA – Friends of Lake Victoria

OUAT – Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology

P, Q, R, S   

PA – Participatory Appraisal

PADAC – Projet d’Appui au Developpement de l’Agriculture du Cambodge

PAR – Participatory Action Research

PERSUAP – Pesticide Evaluation Report Safe Use Action Plan

PEN – Poverty and Environment Network (at CIFOR)

PES – Payments for Environmental Services

PFM – Participatory Forest Management

PI – Principal Investigator

PMCA – Participatory Market Chain Approach

PNCC – Programa Nacional de Cambios Climáticos

POP – Policy and Operating Procedures

PPE – Personal Protection Equipment

PR – Participatory Research

PRA – Participatory Rural Appraisal

PROINPA – Promoción e Investigación de Productos Andinos

PROMIC – Programa Manejo Integral de Cuencas

PWES – Payments for Watershed Environmental Services

RA – Research Assistant

RFA – Research for Application

RHA – Rapid Hydrologic Assessment

RMA – Rapid Market Appraisal

RUA – Royal University of Agriculture, Cambodia

RUP – Restricted Use Products

RUPES – Rewarding Upland Poor for Environmental Services project

SA – Sustainable Agriculture

SANREM – Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management

SARI – Savanna Agricultural Research Institute

SEA – Southeast Asia

SENACYT – Secretaria Nacional de Ciencia y Technologia, Ecuador

SENAGUA – Secretaria Nacional del Agua, Ecuador

SENAMHI – Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología de Perú

SIGAGRO – Sistema de Información Geográfica Agropecuaria

SKB – SANREM Knowledgebase

SLDF – Sabaot Land Defense Force

SNA – Social Network Analysis

SO – Strategic Objectives

SOM – Soil Organic Matter

SRTM – Shuttle Radar Topography Mission

STC – Save the Children, Title II USAID

SWAT – Soil and Water Assessment Tool

SWCS – Soil and Water Conservation Society

T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z   

TC – SANREM CRSP Technical Committee

Title XII – Title XII Amendment to the International Development Food Assistance Act of 1975 and subsequent amendments

TraiNet – On-line USAID system for tracking training activities for foreign nationals)

TSBF – Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Institute

TULSEA – Tree on multi-Use Landscape in Southeast Asia project

UC – University of California; Universidad de la Cordillera

UConn – University of Connecticut

UED – Universidad Estatal de Bolivar, Ecuador

UFRIC – Uganda Forestry Resources and Institutions Center

UGA – University of Georgia

UMSA – Universidad Mayor San Andrés

UMSS – Universidad Mayor de San Simón

UNA – Universidad Nacional del Altiplano

UNALM – Universidad Nacional Agraria la Molina

UNAM – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

UNAM-IIS – Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico

UNDP – United Nations Development Program

UNZA – University of Zambia

UPLB – University of the Philippines-Los Baños

USAID – United States Agency for International Development

USAID/W USAID’s Washington headquarters

USDA – United States Department of Agriculture

USGS – United States Geological Survey

VAF – Vegetable agroforestry

VT – Virginia Tech

WAC – World Agroforestry Center

WASWAC – World Association of Soil and Water Conservation

WCS – Wildlife Conservation Society

WFP – World Food Program

WVC – World Vegetable Center

ZAWA – Zambian Wildlife Authority