CGIAR, established in 1971, is an association of fifty-eight public and private sector members that supports a network of fifteen international agricultural research centers. CGIAR's mission is to contribute to food security and poverty eradication in developing countries through research, partnership, capacity building, and policy support. CGIAR promotes sustainable agricultural development based on the environmentally sound management of natural resources.
Africa Rice Africa Rice Center
The Center was created in 1971 by 11 African countries. AfricaRice is a CGIAR Research Center – part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future. It is also an intergovernmental association of African member countries.
Bioversity International is an international research institute with a mandate to advance the conservation and use of genetic diversity for the well-being of present and future generations. It is a Centre of CGIAR.
CIFOR Center for International Forestry Research
The Center for International Forestry Research is a non-profit, scientific facility that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscape management around the world. Using a global, multidisciplinary approach, we aim to improve human well-being, protect the environment, and increase equity.
CIP International Potato Center
With more than 45 years of research-for-development work in potato and sweet potato, the International Potato Center has contributed to greater food and nutrition security, economic growth and prosperity.
ICRAF World Agroforestry
The World Agroforestry is a centre of scientific excellence that harnesses the benefits of trees for people and the environment. Leveraging the world’s largest repository of agroforestry science and information, it develops knowledge practices, from farmers’ fields to the global sphere, to ensure food security and environmental sustainability.
IRRI International Rice Research Institute
IRRI is a nonprofit agricultural research and training center established to improve the well-being of present and future generations of rice farmers and consumers, particularly those with low incomes. It is dedicated to helping farmers in developing countries produce more food on limited land using less water, less labor, and fewer chemical inputs, without harming the environment.
ICARDA International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
Established in 1977, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is one of the 15 centers strategically located all over the world and supported by CGIAR. With its main research station and offices based in Aleppo, Syria, ICARDA works through a network of partnerships with national, regional and international institutions, universities, non-governmental organizations and ministries in the developing world; and with advanced research institutes in industrialized countries.
ICRISAT International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, apolitical, international organization for science-based agricultural development. Established in 1972, it is a Future Harvest center of CGIAR, one of its 15 centers, and is supported by more than 50 governments, foundations, and development banks. ICRISAT has approximately 1200 staff, and an annual budget of about US$ 24 million.
CIMMYT International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
A non-profit international agricultural research and training organization focusing on two of the world’s most important cereal grains: maize and wheat, and related cropping systems and livelihoods.
CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture
The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) is a nonprofit, non government research organization dedicated to alleviating hunger and poverty and preserving natural resources in developing countries. CIAT is one of 15 centers supported by CGIAR. The Center has its headquarters at Cali, Colombia, and works at other sites in Latin America as well as in Africa and Asia.