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The Ethiopia Bean Research Programme led by the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) has won the country’s highest scientific award – the Gold medal and Cup – for the impact of its bean research, which has transformed the lives of millions of farmers....
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CIAT emeritus scientist Rainer Schultze-Kraft received the 2016 Friendship Award from the Chinese government for his long-term work with tropical forage scientists in the country. The award – presented by China’s Vice Premier Ma Kai – is considered the highest...
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CIAT mentored current and future leaders in agricultural science such as Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Gerardine Mukeshimana, who worked with then CIAT bean breeder and current Bean Program leader, Steve Beebe, to gain exposure to drought...
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CIAT co-established the African Network for Soil Biology and Fertility (AfNet) in 1988 to build the capacity of African institutions to conduct interdisciplinary and integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) research at regional and international levels.
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Over five decades, CIAT has hosted and collaborated with tens of thousands of visiting researchers from universities, the private sector, other CGIAR Centers, and local organizations.

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Since the 1990s, CIAT has promoted the “Learning Alliances” model in Central America and Africa as a way to successfully scale up development impact. Learning Alliances are platforms where researchers and development practitioners combine forces, skills, and funds,...