(1971; France; 11,000 staff;

CGIAR, formerly known as the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, is a global partnership of international organizations focused on food security research. It is dedicated to increasing food security through its efforts to reduce rural poverty and improve human health and nutrition. CGIAR strives to ensure a more sustainable management of natural resources by funding and coordinating research and field operations.

Areas of interest:

  • Living within planetary boundaries
  • Sustaining food availability
  • Promoting equality of opportunity
  • Securing public health
  • Creating jobs and growth

Research centers

  • Africa Rice
  • International Forestry Research
  • Agricultural Research in Dry Areas
  • International Crop Research in the Semi-Dry Tropics
  • Food Policy Research Institute
  • Tropical Agriculture
  • Livestock Research Institute
  • International Water Management Institute
  • Alliance of Bioversity and Center for Tropical Agriculture
  • World Agroforestry
  • World Fish


  • Mapping nature’s contribution to SDG 6 and implications for other SDGs at policy relevant scales (April 2020, 10p): “examines nature’s contribution to targets under SDG 6, also highlighting synergies with other key SDGs and trade-offs with agriculture. ”

Leadership: Frank Rijsberman (CEO)
Budget: $900M (through a range of partnerships)

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