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INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

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ISAM
The master’s in international Agribusiness Management is designed for young graduates and professionals who want to be trained by agri-leaders and active practitioners from different companies in the sector. The program offers practical education and the case method approach to solving real-life problems. The program is also available in online.


SAN TELMO BUSINESS SCHOOL
San Telmo Business School in Spain provides professional training activities, some of which are unique in Europe, that help senior managers to make increasingly fairer and more sensible decisions and develop the managerial skills.


DIPUTACIÓN DE ALMERÍA
Almería is one of two host cities for IFAMA 2024 in Spain.


AYUNTAMIENTO DE EL EJIDO
El Ejido is one of two host cities for IFAMA 2024 in Spain.


INTERNATIONAL SEED FEDERATION
ISF is the voice of the global seed sector. Since 1924, it has represented the interests of its members who make up 96% of international seed trade today. Its global reach extends to seed associations and seed companies around the world, and it has official observer status in key intergovernmental and international organizations.


GAUTIER SEMENCES
Gautier Semences is a French, family-owned and independent company, established in 1952, and specialized in the breeding, production and marketing of vegetable seeds for the professional market. Through a rigorous approach, we provide innovative solutions to sustainable agriculture’s challenges and support farmers with healthy, safe and efficient seeds every day. Thanks to our imaginative abilities, we are proud to contribute, daily, to the renewal of vegetable farming varieties and our ambition is to offer everyone the finest of nature: health, pleasure and responsibility.


SAKATA VEGETABLES EUROPE
Since 1913, Sakata Seed Corporation has become a global leader in seed breeding and production. As industry innovators, it develops vegetable and ornamental varieties that offer superior performance and set new standards for the industry. Headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, the Sakata Group currently has a dedicated global network of 29 offices in 22 countries dedicated to research, development, production, and marketing. Sakata products are available in more than 130 countries.


SEMILLAS FITÓ GLOBAL
Semillas Fitó is a multinational company, founded in 1880 in Sant Martí de Provençals, Barcelona. It is one of the leading multinationals in the sector of genetic breeding, production and distribution of vegetable and field crop seeds.


BAYER
Bayer believes in the power of human ingenuity to shape one of humankind’s first inventions—agriculture. It uses science and imagination to help better people’s lives by advancing health and nutrition. As a leader in agriculture, it understands the importance of living up to its responsibilities to farmers, consumers, and the environment. That’s why we are raising the bar in transparency, sustainability and engagement – and strive to deliver the best solutions for agriculture.


BANRURAL
Banrural is the 2nd largest bank in Guatemala and the 3rd in Central America. As a Recently, Banrural launched the Agroamigo App, a platform that provides information on the nutritional composition of soils and the presence of diseases and pests in crops, which allows farmers to efficiently plan suitable fertilization and protection interventions. Banrural promotes precision agriculture, because it believes in the power of information to increase the sustainable productivity of the land. 


GREENPORT WEST-HOLLAND
The Netherlands is the world’s most innovative region in the field of greenhouse horticulture, working with some of the world’s best growers of vegetables and flowers, suppliers, trading companies, breeders, consultancies, personnel services, etc. Greenport West-Holland works closely with local and regional authorities and top educational and international research institutions.


BAYERKerry is a world leading taste and nutrition partner for the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical markets. Our vision is to create a world of sustainable nutrition, and to reach over 2 billion consumers with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030. We innovate with our customers to create great tasting products, with improved nutrition and functionality, while ensuring better impact for the planet.


WIKIFARMER
Wikifarmer is a global platform with the mission to empower farmers by educating them and offering them direct access to the commercial markets to sell their products at fair prices. As a whole, Wikifarmer is an ecosystem that supports farmers from start to finish, enabling them to learn, sell, and make their business lives easier.


BOMA
The E Tipu summit is an annual conference and hybrid event hosted by Boma in Oceania for stakeholders working in the food and fiber sector. E Tipu events focus on delivering tangible outcomes while tackling major questions concerning how we can become more innovative, collaborative, sustainable and profitable — now, and in the future. 


GLOBAL G.A.P.
Global G.A.P. emphasizes on consumer’s products and their product safety, environmental impact and the health, safety and welfare of workers and animals.  Implementing their concept by patenting their independent certification system for Good Agricultural Practice (G.A.P.), this reendowed concept has set the standard for consumers’ requirements in the agriculture world.

INCAE BUSINESS SCHOOL
Considered the best business school in Latin America, INCAE has promoted the progress of Latin American society, through the training of talent from regional leaders through master’s degrees and Executive Programs. For more than five decades, they have worked alongside companies, international organizations, and professionals of the highest caliber to solve problems, develop capabilities, and prepare them to respond to the demands of the future.

EARTH UNIVERSITY
In its mission to prepare leaders with ethical values to contribute to sustainable development and to construct a prosperous and just society, EARTH University offers a world-class scientific and technological four-year undergraduate degree in Agricultural Sciences, emphasizing ethical entrepreneurship and strong socio-environmental commitment.


ASEGURADORA RURAL
Aseguradora Rural is part of the Banrural Financial Group. One of these products is parametric insurance, which has become a valuable tool for farmers to manage critical situations resulting from excessive rainfall and drought that affect our countries, including earthquake risk. Aseguradora Rural supports farmers in order to overcome climate challenges, helping to maintain the supply of the markets and the food security of the population, especially those who live in conditions of vulnerability. 


CARGILL
Cargill’s ambition is to have the most sustainable food supply chains in the world. From small family farms to global shipping lanes, Cargill works to implement new sustainable practices to reduce the impact of agriculture on the planet and protect people. 

JOHN DEERE
John Deere manufactures intelligent, connected machines and applications that are helping revolutionize the agriculture and construction industries – and enable life to leap forward. Our technology-driven efforts are guided by a single, overarching goal – unlocking customer economic and sustainable value.


POZUELO
Pozuelo is a leading company in the cookie sector in the Central American market, and a subsidiary of Grupo Nutresa S.A. It has more than 2,000 direct employees, with the main operation in Costa Rica. POZUELO has a differentiated business model beginning with its people:  talented, innovative, committed and responsible, who contribute to sustainable development. 


KOPPERT BIOLOGICAL
To make our world more sustainable, we need ways of growing that are both safe and healthy. We believe the answers to these agricultural challenges lie in nature itself. So we partner with nature. And help our planet to find its balance. Using natural enemies to combat pests, bumblebees for pollination, microbials, and biostimulants that support, protect, and strengthen crops. Improving plant health both above and underground. 


SYNGENTA
Syngenta strives to ring plant potential to life. It invests in research and programs that transform the way crops are grown and protected to bring about positive, lasting change in agriculture. It helps farmers manage the complex challenges to help farmers and agriculture becomes more sustainable, and help ensure consumers have safe, healthy and nutritious food.

USDA
The US Department of Agriculture provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management.


ZAMAORANO
Zamorano is an international university that offers young people from different countries and backgrounds the opportunity to become professionals – leaders – with skills and values, capable of transforming companies and organizations that respond to current challenges in Latin America and the world. Challenges such as conservation of natural resources, education for sustainable agri-food systems, rural transformation and development of internationally competitive agricultural and agro-industries in Latin America and the world.

COLLABORATIVE Partners


MASSEY UNIVERSITY
Massey University offers a bachelors and masters degree in agribusiness that equips graduates with skills and knowledge sought by employers in New Zealand and internationally. Graduates are actively working to address global challenges in the rapidly evolving feed, food, and fibre industries.


LINCOLN UNIVERSITY
Lincoln University (Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki) offers specialist undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that cultivate knowledge of food production systems, global agribusiness, and food marketing. Lincoln University offers the only specialized food marketing and agribusiness degrees in the Southern Hemisphere and prepares graduates for roles across the agrifood value chain.  

AAEA
Agricultural & Applied Economics Association focuses on serving the professional interests of members working in agricultural and broadly related fields of applied economics. By addressing a broad range of topics such as the economics of agriculture, international and rural development, resources and the environment, food and consumer issues, and agribusiness, their goal is to enhance all knowledge, skills, and tools relating to it.


ADOBE
Creativity is in our DNA. Our game-changing innovations are redefining the possibilities of digital experiences. We connect content and data and introduce new technologies that democratize creativity, shape the next generation of storytelling, and inspire entirely new categories of business. Adobe is proud to partner with International Food and Agribusiness Management Association and to support their mission to provide food to the world.


AGRI BENCHMARK
Agri benchmark is a global, non-profit network of agricultural economists, advisors, producers and specialists in key sectors of agricultural and horticultural value chains. They use internationally standardized methods to analyze farms, production systems and their profitability. Farm-level knowledge is combined with an analysis of international commodity markets and value chains. Scientifically consistent and soundly based answers are provided to reach strategic decisions for stakeholders in agriculture and agribusiness. 


ABU DHABI
Declaration of Abu Dhabi is a global collaboration seeking efficient and cost-effective criteria that enlists good agricultural practices throughout the world. Mindful of the impact of our growing population, it seeks to establish a security with our natural resources to overcome hunger and malnutrition. 


FAO
The Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is focused on three vital goals—eliminating hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition by upholding a sustainable management; and the utilization on natural resources.  


FOOD HQ
FoodHQ is a world-class food science and innovation collaboration, with Partner organisations that are New Zealand’s leaders in food-related science, education, and business. Its mission is to grow food and beverage innovation by connecting the science and business of food, bringing together the top food minds to find innovative solutions to local and global food challenges. It supports both New Zealand and international food companies to more easily access the New Zealand based science and innovation capability they need to accelerate their growth and development.


FOODLOG
Foodlog is an independent online-only news platform which operates out of the Netherlands. It was created in 2005 in order to empower readers and subscribers with the latest news and discussions about nutrition, health, agriculture, food marketing, food politics, and land-use-related energy and water issues.


I4NATURE
I4nature motivates companies to engage and stimulate youngsters to unlock their full potential for the future. They host events that educate and inspire the next generation to create sustainable food chains, healthy canteens that positively impact the environment.


NEXTGEN AG IMPACT NETWORK
NGIN (NextGen Ag Impact Network), is a global, inclusive, and intergenerational network of networks for, with, and by young people in agriculture and related fields. NGIN creates a community, programs, and opportunities to contribute to an impactful transformation of agricultural ecosystems towards sustainability, in line with the UN SDGs. Watch the short video  to learn more from the coalition.

ROTTERDAM FOOD CLUSTER
The Netherlands is world’s second largest exporter of agricultural products and its dynamic agrifood and horticultural sector. The Rotterdam Food Cluster is an initiative of the City of Rotterdam.


SAI
SAI Platform is a global food industry initiative for sharing knowledge concerning sustainable agriculture connecting the efficient production of safe, high quality agricultural products, in a way that protects and improves the natural  environment, the social and economic conditions of farmers, their employees and local communities, and safeguards the health and welfare of all farmed species.


SYSTEM DYNAMICS AND INNOVATION IN FOOD NETWORK
The System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks Forum is a joint initiative by agri-food groups of leading European and international universities and business schools providing a discussion platform for the European and international scientific community. 


SOCIEDAD NACIONAL DE AGRICULTURA
The National Society of Agriculture is a trade union organization that brings together producers, entrepreneurs in the forestry and agricultural sector, and agribusiness professionals, in order to promote, support or unlock initiatives that benefit of food production, to feed Chile and the world. Through close and constant work with the public sector, producers and the innovation ecosystem, the SNA represents farmers for the common good, promotes public policies that foster competitiveness and entrepreneurship in agriculture, promotes formation and training of human capital and encourages good labor relations.


TECNOSOLUCIONES
Tecnosoluciones provides reliable laboratory analysis for products for human consumption. We integrate projects connecting its clients in Latin America and East Africa with the best laboratories in the world to provide them with the solution to their quality controls and the different analytical needs that arise from their operations. 


TRIPTOLEMOS FOUNDATION
Triptolemos Foundation is a private institution with global projection that promotes with its activities and projects the sustainable and balanced development of Food Systems, which it defines in 4 interrelated axes: economy; policies and regulations; availability and accessibility (production, transformation); and the social axis. Endorsed by the UNESCO Chair on Science and Innovation for Sustainable Development: Global Food Production and Food Safety. Its members include companies, universities, research centres, consumers, food banks, among others.


WORLD FOOD PRIZE
The World Food Prize recognizes all significant attributes relating to world food supply and agriculture science and technology, manufacturing, marketing, nutrition, economics, poverty alleviation, political leadership and the social sciences.

ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY
The Center for Agricultural and Rural Development  at Zhejiang University strives towards superiority of research in agricultural and is actively involved in modernizing China’s regional and rural agricultural economies.

INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS


UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL

The Agribusiness Master Program in the Universidad Austral’s School of Business Sciences ranks among Latin America’s best Agribusiness MBA programs.


ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness and the W.P. Carey School of Business provide academic programs that combine business and technology. The programs use the latest strategies and technology in agricultural production, finance, marketing and distribution techniques in agribusiness, food industry management and pre-veterinary fields. The school fosters entrepreneurial and innovative spirit allowing students to create solutions to real-world problems.


ESAN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

ESAN offers a highly specialized program in Business Administration including an MBA in agribusiness using a proven methodology that gives students the knowledge, experiences, tools, and practices necessary to successfully run a company.  



HARVEN AGRIBUSINESS SCHOOL

Harven's vision is to connect today's agribusiness leaders with tomorrow's and build the future of Agribusiness knowledge in Ribeirão Preto, the capital of agribusiness in Brazil. Harven Agribusiness School is an innovative, international, and market-oriented School dedicated to educating, training, and leveraging the agribusiness leaders of the future. 


KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

The Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University provides first-class education, research, and resources to meet the demand of dynamic global markets. The Arthur Capper Cooperative Center (ACCC) is a public-private partnership between K-State and the Kansas Cooperative Council that develops and delivers research and education for cooperatives in the United States as well as internationally. Since our beginnings in 1912, K-State’s Agricultural Economics Department has produced more than 7,000 graduates from across the globe.



NAMIBIA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

The School of Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences delivers high-quality agriculture and natural resources management programs supported by applied green research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.  


NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business including Extension Economics (AEAB) has a long and proud history. Since 1925, the year when the Agricultural Economics Department was formed, faculty members have conducted various Research and Extension activities to address the different economic, environmental, social and technological issues in the agricultural sector and rural communities that enable or inhibit agricultural and agribusiness development. Many of the faculty members have international expertise and several have worked in agricultural sector development projects in the countries of South Western Asia and Middle East such as Yemen, Jordan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Egypt.


PURDUE UNIVERSITY

The Purdue University Center for Food and Agricultural Business designs and delivers professional development workshops, industry research and degree programs with the potential to revolutionize the way you work and do business. Together, we’ll take small steps toward your next giant leap. Our faculty and staff are passionate about providing you the best learning experience possible. Whether in the classroom or online, you will interact with faculty experts in agribusiness management who teach business concepts within the context of the agriculture industry you serve. Plus, you will network with a group of your peers from across industry sectors.


SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY

Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business offers a unique curriculum emphasizing ethical development and preparation for the fast-paced world of innovation, entrepreneurship and global enterprises (marketplaces). Rich partnerships with local employers create the ideal environment of a cutting-edge, networked, dynamic learning experiences.


STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY

Stellenbosch University (SU) is a proudly African knowledge hub that serves our country and continent through excellent education, research and innovation. Our vision is to be Africa’s leading research-intensive university, globally recognised as excellent, inclusive and innovative, where we advance knowledge in service of society. With our 32 000 students, 3 300 staff and world-class academic environment, we not only count among South Africa’s leading higher education institutions, but among the top universities in the world. Our ten faculties – AgriSciences, Arts and Social Sciences, Economic and Management Sciences, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences, Military Science, Science, and Theology – are located across five campuses in the Western Cape province of South Africa.



SYARIF HIDAYATULLAH STATE ISLAMIC UNIVERITY -  Jakarta

The Department of Agribusiness, Faculty of Science and Technology, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Jakarta – Indonesia offers bachelor and master programs focusing on urban farming and halal food. It produces a research publication specializing in halal food management, risk management, supply chain, value chain management, strategy management, and sustainability. They collaborate with a number of universities worldwide.


SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

The Agricultural Business program blends general business training with specialized coursework in the agricultural industry and agricultural marketing to prepare students for careers in 21st century agribusiness.



TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

Texas A&M University serves a broad constituency including students, producers, consumers, agribusiness managers, policy makers, and other stakeholders. We aim to provide relevant, objective, and timely applied economics programs that benefit these constituents in their decisions and actions. Thanks to the large and diverse student body in agricultural economics and agribusiness hailing from more than 15 states and over 20 countries, students collaborate and learn from others with different cultural backgrounds, skills, and knowledge.



UNILASALLE

UniLaSalle trains agricultural engineers to support farmers, companies and local authorities through the research and implementation of innovative solutions. UniLaSalle faculty and graduates help farmers respond to strong societal demands for quality food and products that respect the environment. With its 5 engineering degrees at the crossroads of the agricultural, food, environmental, energy and digital transitions, the UniLaSalle Polytechnic Institute in France will open the doors to a multitude of professions in exciting business sectors.



UNIVERSITAS TERBUKA 
Indonesia Open University

The Agribusiness Program, under the Faculty of Science and Technology, has a vision “to become a high-quality agribusiness program which specializes in small and medium agricultural businesses development through community empowerment. As an Open and Distance Learning University, our program is committed to facilitate higher education open to all. Our student body is the largest among other Agribusiness Programs in Indonesia. In 2021 we have 3887 active students. Not only our students spread across Indonesia, but they also vary across ages. Our learning process is supported by collaboration of educational institutions, government, and private companies in the field of agribusiness.


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

The University of Florida is a public land-grant research university in Gainesville, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida, traces its origins to 1853, and has operated continuously on its Gainesville campus since September 1906.




UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI

The University of Missouri is a public land-grant research university in Columbia, Missouri. It is Missouri's largest university and the flagship of the four-campus University of Missouri System. MU was founded in 1839 and was the first public university west of the Mississippi River.



WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Wageningen University explores the potential of nature to improve the quality of life--Employees and students from more than 100 countries, work throughout the world to enhance the quality of food and living environments. The strength of WUR lies in its ability to join forces with specialized research institutes, the university, and through collaboration within the fields of natural and social sciences. This union of expertise facilitates scientific breakthroughs that can quickly implemented and incorporated into the education. Wageningen University is also home of Wageningen Academic Press that publishes IFAMA’s journal, The International Food and Agribusiness Management Review.

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