Annex D
Acronyms, Abbreviations and Units

ABS   Access and Benefit Sharing
AIDS   Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AKST   Agricultural knowledge, science and
AR   agrarian reform
billion   one thousand million
Bt soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (usually
refers to plants made insecticidal using a
variant of various cry toxin genes sourced
from plasmids of these bacteria)
C carbon
CAN Andean Community of Nations
CARDI Caribbean Agricultural Research and
Development Institute
CARICOM Caribbean Commercial Community (13
CATIE Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher
Education Center
CBD Convention on Biological Diversity
CEPAL Economic Commissions for Latin America
and the Caribbean
Cepredenac Center for the Coordination for the
Prevention of Natural Disasters in Central
CGAP Consultative Group to Assist the Poor
CGIAR Consultative Group on International
Agricultural Research
CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture
CIDA Canadian International Development Agency
CIFAA Committee for Inland Fisheries and
Aquaculture of Africa
CIFOR Center for International Forestry Research
CIMMYT International Maize and Wheat Improvement
CIP International Potato Center
CLADEHL Comisión Latinoamericana por los Derechos y
Libertades de los Trabajadores y Pueblos
CLADES Latin American Consortium for Agroecology
and Development
COFUPRO Coordinadora Nacional de las fundaciones

  CONAM National Environmental Commission
CORPOICA Colombian Agricultural Research Institute
DANIDA Danish International Development Agency
DIA Dirección de Investigación Agrícola, Uruguay
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid
EARTH Escuela Agrícola de la Región del Trópico
ECLAC Economic Commission for Latin America
EMBRAPA Brazilian Agricultural Research Institute
EPA US Environmental Protection Agency
EU European Union
EurepGAP Euro-Retailer Produce Working Group
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations
FAPRI Food and Agricultural Policy Research
FIOCRUZ Fundación Oswaldo Cruz
FONTAGRO Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology
FORAGRO Regional Forum for Agricultural Research and
Technological Development
FUMIAF A.C. Mexican Foundation for Agricultural and
Forestry Research
GATT General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs
GDP Gross domestic product
GEF Global Environment Facility
GEO Global Environment Outlook
GFAR Global Forum on Agricultural Research
GHG greenhouse gas
GIS geographic information system
GM genetically modified/genetic modification
GMO genetically modified organism
GNP Gross National Product
GTZ German Agency for Technical Cooperation
ha hectare (104 m2)
HACCP Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points
IAASTD International Assessment of Agricultural
Knowledge, Science and Technology for
IABA Inter-American Board of Agriculture
IAvH Institute of Alexander von Humboldt