1971, CGIAR, France
(1971, Consortium Office: Montpellier, France; CGIAR Fund at World Bank, Washington; www.cgiar.org).
A global partnership of organizations dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving human health and nutrition, and ensuring more sustainable management of natural resources, by funding and coordinating research and field operations. Research programs in Maize, Wheat, Rice, Grain Legumes, Fish, Livestock, Roots/Tubers/Bananas, Forests/Trees/Agroforestry, Dryland Systems, Humid Tropics Integrated Systems, Water/Land/Ecosystems, Nutrition/Health, Climate Change and Food Security, and Policies/Institutions/Markets. 8000+ staff in 15 Centers in 13 countries. CEO: Frank Rijsberman.