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CGIAR (Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research)

CGIAR (formerly the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research) is a global partnership that unites international organizations engaged in research for a food-secured future. It is an ad-hoc organization. The CGIAR is unusual in that it is not part of an international political institution such as the United Nations or the World Bank.

Formation 1971
Headquarters Montpellier, France (CGIAR Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers)

CGIAR research is dedicated

  • To reduce rural poverty and hunger,
  • Improving human health and nutrition
  • Increasing food security,
  • Ensuring the sustainable management of natural resources
  • Enhance ecosystem resilience through top-notch quality international agricultural research, partnership and leadership.
CGIAR works in close collaboration with hundreds of partners, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, development organizations, academia, and the private sector.
The membership of CGIAR includes country institutions, governments, and philanthropic foundations including the USA, Canada, the UK, Germany, Switzerland, and Japan, the Ford Foundation, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the African Development Bank, the World Bank, the European Commission, the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations Development Programmes (UNDP), and the Fund of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC Fund). CGIAR receives funds from its members.

Main organ

  • CGIAR Fund,
  • CGIAR Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers,
  • Independent Science and
  • Partnership Council