Donors

donors-npalmerCIAT’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. We are grateful to all who support our efforts to build an eco-efficient future for tropical agriculture through high-quality science that strengthens food and nutrition security, reduces poverty, and enhances natural resource management.

Top funding partners

  • CGIAR Fund
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
  • European Commission (EC)
  • Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Germany
  • Ford Foundation, USA
  • German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • Global Crop Diversity Trust, Germany
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR), Colombia
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  • Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA), Switzerland
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Other funding partners

  • Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Kenya
  • Administrative Department of Science, Technology, and Innovation (Colciencias), Colombia
  • African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK
  • Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), The Netherlands
  • Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD), Belgium
  • Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Ghana
  • Howard G. Buffett Foundation, USA
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UK
  • Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
  • Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO)
  • The Nippon Foundation, Japan
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)


  • African Agricultural Technology Foundation  (AATF), Kenya
  • Austrian Development Agency (ADA)
  • Department for International Development (DFID), UK
  • Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
  • OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), Austria
  • Solidaridad, The Netherlands
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • The World Bank
  • Unidad de planificación de tierras rurales, adecuación de tierras y usos agropecuarios (UPRA), Colombia
  • World Resources Institute (WRI), USA

  • Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA)
  • CARE International in Nicaragua
  • Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS)
  • ensome, Nicaragua
  • Fund for Financing the Agricultural Sector (FINAGRO), Colombia
  • Future Earth, International Council for Science (ICSU), France
  • Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Japan
  • People’s Republic of China
  • Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Government of Antioquia (SADR), Colombia
  • The Nature Conservancy, USA
  • Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Private sector investors