CGIAR Fund and Global Agricultural Research Partnership
The CGIAR Fund is a multi-donor trust fund that finances CGIAR research guided by the Strategy and Results Framework.
CGIAR Research Programs to improve …
yields and profits of crops, fish, and livestock
- CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals;
- CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes;
- CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish;
- CGIAR Research Program on Maize;
- CGIAR Research Program on Rice;
- CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas; and
- CGIAR Research Program on Wheat.
sustainability and environmental integrity, adapt to and mitigate climate change
- CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security;
- CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry; and
- CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems.
productivity, profitability, sustainability, and resilience of entire farming systems
- CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics;
- CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems; and
- CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems.
policies and markets
nutrition and diets
Managing and Sustaining Crop Collections
The CGIAR Fund is administered by the World Bank, as Trustee, and governed by the Fund Council, a representative body of Fund donors and other stakeholders. The Fund Council is the decision-making body of the CGIAR Fund. It also appoints the Independent Science and Partnership Council, a panel of leading scientific experts who provide independent advice and expertise to all Fund donors. This advice is used by the Council to approve CGIAR Research Programs and allocate resources to them. Before receiving funding, CGIAR Research Programs set out their expected achievements and provide verifiable targets against which progress can be measured and monitored. By linking funding to results, the Fund gives donors better value for money and ensures that research translates into tangible benefits for the poor.
To maximize coordination and harmonization of funding, donors to CGIAR are strongly encouraged to channel their resources through the CGIAR Fund. Donors to the Fund may designate their contributions to one or more of three funding “windows”:
- Contributions to Window 1 are the least restricted, leaving to the Fund Council how these funds are allocated to CGIAR Research Programs, used to pay system costs or otherwise applied to achieving the CGIAR mission.
- Contributions to Window 2 are designated by Fund donors to specific CGIAR Research Programs.
- Contributions to Window 3 are allocated by Fund donors to specific CGIAR Centers.
Legally binding performance agreements ensure the cost-effective use of resources, while CGIAR’s more than 40 years of experience and impressive accomplishments support proven returns on investment.