Two key international agricultural research organizations are:
- The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization. The FAO has eight major divisions (as of 2003): Agriculture, Economic and Social, Fisheries, Forestry, General Affairs and Information, Sustainable Development and Technical Cooperation
- The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). The CGIAR has 16 research centers located in various countries worldwide (as of 2003), The centers carry out research on various agricultural commodities, livestock, fish, water, forestry, policy and management.