Financial Highlights

Major efforts during the 2016 fiscal year focused on the development of the second phase of the CGIAR Research Programs. For CIAT, this meant major contributions across the CGIAR portfolio of global research programs, and intensive effort to bring new innovations to the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture.

The Platform provides a significant opportunity to leverage the data collected over 50 years in the CGIAR System to speed innovation, support informed decision making, and scale up science-based development solutions. It will drive CGIAR-wide efforts to provide global leadership in organizing open data, as well as convene a large number of external partners, to inspire new ways to approach agriculture, environment, and food security research and to achieve impact.

In Asia, CIAT continued to build on important priorities in several countries including Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, and China. Resilience and climate-smart agriculture were major themes in our new research projects.

A major highlight in Africa was the renewal of the Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA), which focuses on improving economic growth, nutrition, gender equity, and the natural resource base for better livelihoods of smallholder households in sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, in 2016, sustainable solutions were scaled out through interventions to increase soil health and soil carbon sequestration, and research projects explored the economic and environmental potential of improved forages in crop–livestock systems.

Closer to CIAT headquarters in Latin America and the Caribbean, our work focused on scaling out climate-smart agriculture, and providing policy makers with decision support tools. Additionally, CIAT’s genebank, which provides vital raw material for our crop breeding programs, moved closer to a much needed revitalization through the Future Seeds initiative.

Global partnerships continued to play a central role in our activities. Our partners, whether donors, governments, private sector actors, or NGOs, contribute greatly to CIAT’s keen focus on innovation – as we put science to work in response to some of the most complex issues faced by society.

Donors and Partners

We are grateful to all the organizations who have supported our efforts to build a sustainable food future since 1967 and enabled CIAT to advance our objectives to reduce hunger and poverty, and improve human nutrition in the tropics. CIAT’s research is made possible by the multi-donor CGIAR Fund as well as by grants from many organizations, some of which are also Fund donors.

  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • Corporation for the Sustainable Development of La Macarena Special Management Area (CORMACARENA), Colombia
  • Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), the Philippines
  • Federal Government of Mexico
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Howard G. Buffett Foundation, USA
  • McKnight Foundation, USA
  • Ministry of Foreing Affairs, Norway (MFA)
  • Monsanto Fund, USA
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), USA
  • The World Bank
  • UK Department for International Development (DfID)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), Kenya
  • African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Austrian Development Agency (ADA)
  • Autonomous Regional Corporation of Valle del Cauca (CVC), Colombia
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK
  • Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA)
  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS), USA
  • Committee for Sustainability Assessment (COSA)
  • DuPont Pioneer, USA
  • German Development Bank (KfW)
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Irish Aid
  • Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
  • Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., USA
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MINAGRI), Peru
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MALF), Kenya
  • Public Enterprises of Medellín (EPM), Colombia
  • Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO)
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Syngenta, Switzerland
  • US Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC)
  • World Resources Institute (WRI), USA
  • Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
  • Bayer S.A., Colombia
  • Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
  • French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)
  • Future Earth
  • Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
  • International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of the Kingdom of Thailand
  • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS), Colombia
  • National Federation of Coffee Growers (FNC), Colombia
  • National Institute of Forestry, Agriculture and Livestock Research (INIFAP), Mexico
  • Nutrition Research Institute (IIN), Peru
  • Solidaridad, the Netherlands
  • Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)
  • The Nature Conservancy (TNC), USA
  • UTZ Certified, the Netherlands
  • Villum Foundation, Denmark
  • World Coffee Research (WCR)