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Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
Headquarter: Montpellier, France


CGIAR is the world’s largest global agricultural innovation network.

We provide evidence to policy makers, innovation to partners, and new tools to harness the economic, environmental and nutritional power of agriculture.

CGIAR has a wealth of experience and knowledge spanning 50 years that builds on a track-record of innovation and world-class research. Thanks to our funders, CGIAR research has transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of people through tangible research outcomes.

Research Centers

The 15 CGIAR Research Centers are independent, non-profit research organizations, conducting innovative research. Home to more than 8,000 scientists, researchers, technicians, and staff, CGIAR research works to create a better future for the world’s poor. Each Center has its own charter, board of trustees, director general, and staff. CGIAR Research Centers are responsible for hands-on research programs and operations guided by policies and research directions set by the System Management Board.

Our centers across the world

  1. Africa Rice Center
  2. Bioversity International
  3. Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  4. International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
  5. International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
  6. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
  7. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  8. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
  9. International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
  10. International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
  11. International Potato Center (CIP)
  12. International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
  13. International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
  14. World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
  15. WorldFish

Montpellier, France
Type of Organization
Research and Scientific Institutions
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