We’re all about learning, and whether you’re a prospective board member wondering whether Grow Further duplicates the work of other organizations or a new member who wants to sound learned about the sector at your first meeting, you’ve come to the right place.
Note: These links are provided as educational resources. Grow Further does not necessarily endorse the viewpoints of organizations listed or vice versa.
International agricultural research prize winners
There are three major international prizes in agricultural science, and reading about the laureates helps to gain an appreciation of the contributions of the field to society as well as their contributions to the field. Alfred Nobel recognized the importance of agriculture–he was quoted as saying, “Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age”–but for unknown reasons did not create a Nobel prize in agricultural sciences.
Selected international agricultural research institutes
Selected national agricultural research institutes
Selected university programs in international agriculture
Washington State University is included not only because of its proximity to Seattle but also because of its historic contributions to wheat breeding and other international programs.
Other organizations using a similar business model
These are some examples of successful organizations in other sectors with a similar business model to Grow Further. Both aim to benefit society by financing innovation, use members as volunteers to perform due diligence, and offer a participatory learning and networking experience to their members.
Policy analysis of agricultural research
“Research returns redux: a meta-analysis of the returns to agricultural R&D” in Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics Volume 44, Issue 2 June 2000 Pages 185–215 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-8489.00107/full
Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators