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About the CGIAR


Photo: World Agroforestry Centre.

The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for sustainable development with the funders of this work. The partnership’s mission is to reduce poverty and hunger, improve human health and nutrition, and enhance ecosystem resilience in developing countries through high-quality science that achieves global impact. With total expenditures of $603 million in 2009, the CGIAR represents the largest public investment in science for the benefit of the rural poor worldwide. CGIAR funders include developing and industrialized country governments, foundations, and international and regional organizations. The work they support is carried out by international research centers in close collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations and the private sector. The CGIAR generates international public goods that are available to all.

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