2021 Annual report Partners and Funders 2021

Discover our key partnerships in 2021

The Alliance is a partners-of-choice for hundreds of organizations globally: through a range of innovative partnership arrangements and business models, we create value add with key development actors, co-investors, and clients.  

Among our key partnerships are: 

UN agencies. Through long-term partnerships with the UN, we inform global to local policy based on research findings. 

National Governments. Through our work with ministries, research institutions, extension, and advisory services, we align our research with country needs and foster innovation in key priority areas. 

Social enterprises and the private sector. Our partnerships with business innovators allow us to co-develop solutions that are profitable, sustainable, market-relevant, and aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

International, Regional Financial Institutions and Banks. We promote new partnerships with financial institutions to position the Alliance as a knowledge broker and operational partner to jointly mobilize sustainable investments;    

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). Spanning development organizations, local non-governmental organizations, farmers’ associations, Indigenous Peoples organizations, and women’s groups, we spearhead partnerships to co-create evidence-based, innovative solutions to enhance agriculture, empowering farmers and rural communities. 

Academia. Through a two-way approach, we both integrate our knowledge products into curricula and tap into research capacities to produce cutting-edge science. 

CGIAR. We are part of CGIAR, the world’s largest agricultural research and innovation partnership for a food-secure future, and collaborate closely with other CGIAR centers leading efforts across our entire portfolio.

Funders Bioversity 2021

  • Association of Chocolate (CAOBISCO), France
  • Bayer AG
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
  • Binational Fund for Peace and Development Peru–Ecuador
  • Blommer Chocolate Company, USA
  • CGIAR System
  • CGIAR Technical Secretary (STC), Peru
  • Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
  • Christensen Fund, USA
  • Criteria and standards for sustainable agriculture (KUL)
  • Crop Trust
  • Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGDC), Belgium
  • European Commission (EC)
  • European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR)
  • Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Germany
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)/Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • Foundation for Ecological Development (BIOVISION)
  • German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • Google, LLC
  • Harvest Plus
  • HealthPartners, USA
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • International Cocoa Organization (ICCCO)
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS)
  • Italy
  • Meridian Institute, USA
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Japan
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • Netherlands Universities Foundation for International Cooperation (NUFFIC)
  • Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy (NIBIO)
  • Nutricia Research Foundation, Netherlands
  • Swedish Research Council, Norway
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  • Syngenta
  • The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), Uganda
  • The World Bank
  • Tiserin Capital, Kenya
  • Trócaire, Ireland
  • United Kingdom (UK)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Wageningen University (WUR), The Netherlands
  • World Resources Institute (WRI)
  • Yara International ASA, Norway

Partners Bioversity 2021

  • Action For Social Advancement, India
  • Agricultural Research Council, Malawi
  • Agriculture University, Jodhpur (AUJ), India
  • Amarkanan Rural Socio Environmental Welfare Society (ARSW), India
  • Assam Agriculture University (AAU), India
  • Bahir Dar University (BDU), Ethiopia
  • BAIF Development Research Foundation 
  • Bangladesh Human Rights and Resources Development Society (BHRRDS)
  • Catholic University Leuven (Ku Leuven), Belgium
  • Central Statistics Agency of Ethiopia (CSA)
  • Centre for Sustainable Development and Environment (Cenesta), Iran
  • Choba Choba, Switzerland
  • Clayuca Corporation, Colombia
  • Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG)
  • Community Technology Development Organisation (CTDO)
  • Cooperative Development Program for Adding Value to Agricultural Production (Prodecoop), Brasil
  • Cornell University, USA
  • Corporación Bananera Nacional (CORBANA), Costa Rica
  • Crops Research Institute (CRI), Ghana
  • CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultue University, India
  • Deen Dayal Research Institute Krishi Vigyan Kendra, India
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment - University of Catania (Di3A), Italy
  • Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission (EFCCC)
  • Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute (EBI)
  • French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)
  • Gaplink, Uganda
  • General Statistic Office Of Vietnam (GSO)
  • Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS), India
  • Gullele Botanic Garden (GBG), Ethiopia
  • Himalayan Research Group (HRG)
  • ICAR-National Bureau for Fish Genetic Resources (ICAR-NBFGR), India
  • ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources (ICAR NBAIR), India
  • ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), India 
  • ICAR-National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB), India
  • IFMR-Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), India
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
  • Indian Institute of Wheat And Barley Research (IIWBR), India
  • Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, India
  • Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning (IARRP), China
  • Institute of Agricultural Sciences of Burundi (ISABU)
  • Institute of Agriculture and Tourism, Croatia
  • Integrated Development Foundation (IDF)
  • International Programme in the Chemical Sciences (IPICS), Sweeden
  • Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), Germany
  • KIT Royal Tropical Institute, The Netherlands
  • Kookoo Pa Farmers Association, Ghana
  • Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Germany
  • LEI-LEI Research Institute
  • Lok Chetna Manch, India
  • Malawi Plant Genetic Resource Centre
  • Mekelle University, Ethiopia
  • Mount Valley Development Association (MVDA), India
  • National Agrarian University La Molina, Peru
  • National Agricultural Research Center (NARC), Jordan
  • National Agricultural Research Laboratories (NARL), Uganda
  • National Cereals Research Institute (NCRI), Nigeria
  • National Institute for Plant Biotechnology (NIPB), Indian 
  • National Institute of Agrarian and Veterinary Research-I.P. (INIAV,I.P.), Portugal
  • National Research Council of Italy (CNR)
  • Natural Resources Institute (Luke), Finland
  • Nature Research Centre, Lithuania
  • Nordic Seed, Germany
  • Oromia Seed Enterprise (OSE), Ethiopia
  • Paris School of Economics (PSE)
  • Programme for Rural Irrigation Development (PRIDE) , Malawi
  • Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (RVSKVV), India
  • Research Institute of Horticulture-Viticulture and Wine Making (ACAD)
  • Rete Semi Rurali, Italy
  • Rural Outreach Program
  • Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy
  • SCC-VI Agroforestry, Kenya
  • Seed Savers Network Kenya
  • South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP)
  • Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI)
  • The Agricultural Research Council (ARC), South Africa
  • The Council for Research in Agriculture and the Analysis of the Agricultural Economy (CREA), Italy 
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • The Regents of University of California, USA
  • The University of the West Indies, Cocoa Research Centre (UWI), Trinidad y Tobago
  • Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Tropical Pesticides Research Institute (TPRI), Tanzani
  • Trustees of Tufts College Inc, Usa
  • Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) 
  • University of Aberdeen, UK
  • University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin
  • University of Bonn, Germany
  • University of Burundi
  • University of Göttingen, Germany
  • University of Hohenheim (UNH), Germany
  • University of Horticultural Sciences, India
  • University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • University of Sydney, Australia
  • University of Würzburg (JMW), Germany
  • University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
  • Vegetable Research and Development Station Bacau (VRDS), Romania
  • Wageningen Center for Development Innovation (WCDI), The Netherlands
  • Williams College, USA
  • World Cocoa Foundation (WCF)
  • Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI)

Funders CIAT 2021

  • 1 2 Tree S.A.S
  • African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF)
  • African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • African Union
  • AGRIPAC S.A., Ecuador
  • Alluvial Agriculture, Nigeria
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • Auxilium Foundation, Switzerland
  • Bayer S.A., Colombia
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK
  • Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
  • Catholic University Leuven, Belgium (Ku Leuven)
  • CGIAR System Organization
  • Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
  • Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS)
  • Colombian Agricultural Research Corporation (AGROSAVIA)
  • Conservation International (CI), USA
  • Crop Trust
  • Delegation of the European Union in Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Department for International Development (DfID), UK
  • Department of Agriculture, Kingdom of Thailand
  • Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), Philippines
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australia
  • Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)
  • DuPont Pioneer, USA
  • European Commission (EC)
  • Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany
  • Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG), Switzerland
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD)
  • French Development Agency (AFD)
  • French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM)
  • Fundación Santo Domingo (FSD), Colombia
  • German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
  • Global Center on Adaptation (GCA)
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
  • Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS), Germany
  • HarvestPlus
  • Heifer International
  • Howard G. Buffett Foundation, USA
  • IBISA SARL
  • IDSNA Inc., USA
  • Ingredion Colombia S.A.
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • International Development Association (IDA)
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • Irish Aid
  • Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
  • Latin American and Caribbean Coordinating Association of Small Fair Trade Producers (CLAC)
  • Latin American Solidarity Foundation
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
  • Maurel & Prom Colombia B.V.
  • Mercon B.V., The Netherlands
  • Ministry of Agricultural and Cattle Development (MIDA), Panama
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MINAGRI), Peru
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR), Colombia
  • Ministry of Agriculture of Natural Resources and Rural Development, Haiti (MARNDR)
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries State Department of Agriculture (MALF), Kenya
  • Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), Jamaica
  • Ministry of Mines and Energy (MinMinas), Colombia
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MinCiencias), Colombia
  • Mondelez Europe GmbH (MDLZ)
  • National Chocolate Company, Colombia
  • National Federation of Cereals and Legumes Growers, Colombia (FENALCE)
  • National Federation of Rice Producers (FEDEARROZ), Colombia
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), USA
  • National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • Nordic Development Fund (NDF)
  • Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
  • Organization Pajonales S.A, Colombia
  • Palmira Municipal Mayor's Office, Colombia
  • Papalotla Seeds, S.A. de C.V., Mexico
  • Pepsico, INC
  • Regional Fund for Agriculture Technology (FONTAGRO) 
  • Rockefeller Foundation, USA
  • Rural Development Administration (RDA), Korea
  • Sall Family Foundation, USA
  • Secretariat of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG), Honduras
  • Seeds of Huila S.A., Colombia
  • SoftBank Corp., Japan
  • Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)
  • Swedish Research Council, Norway
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Swisscontact 
  • Syngenta
  • The World Bank
  • United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • United States Department of State (USDS)
  • Walmart Foundation, USA
  • World Food Programme (WFP)
  • Yara Colombia S.A.

Partners CIAT 2021

  • Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Addis Ababa University
  • Aggy Star Eterprises
  • AGRHYMET Regional Centre
  • Agricultural Genetics Institute
  • Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM)
  • Association for the Conservation of the Amazon Basin (ACCA)
  • Association of Banana Growners (AUGURA), Colombia
  • Bio Cacao, Ecuador
  • Bioversity International
  • Cambodian Agriculture Research and Development Institute (CARDI)
  • Cantho University
  • Cassuca Benevides Producao De Conteudo Ltda Me - Quartzo Comunicacao
  • Catholic Development Commission in Malawi Mzuzu Diocese
  • Catholic University Leuven (Ku Leuven), Belgium
  • Center for Agrarian Science Research, Viet Nam Farmer's Union
  • Center for International Cooperation in Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD), France
  • Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Center for Research in Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems (CIPAV), Colombia
  • Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA)
  • Cereal Growers Association, Kenya
  • CGIAR System Organization
  • China Agricultural University
  • Chorti Regional Peasant Association
  • Climate Focus North America, Inc.
  • Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN)
  • Colombian Agricultural Research Corporation (AGROSAVIA)
  • Community Enterprises Development Organisation (CEDO)
  • Conservation International
  • Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, Inc. (CARE)
  • Dalberg Data Insights (SCRL)
  • Department of Agricultural Research Services (DARS), Malawi
  • Department of Research and Specialist Services (DRSS), Zimbabue
  • Earthecon Inc
  • Eastern Africa Development Company Ltd
  • National Institute of Agricultural Research (INIAP), Ecuador
  • Ecuadorian Foundation for Ecological Studies (ECOCIENCIA)
  • Esoko Limited, Ghana
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR)
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics of the Autonomous University of Yucatan, Mexico
  • FARM.INK LTD
  • Forest and Agricultural Management and Certification Institute, (IMAFLORA), Brasil
  • Forest Trends Association, USA
  • Foundation for Agrarian Development (FDA), Peru
  • Foundation for Technological Innovation, Forestry and. Agricultural Resources (FUNDIT), Guatemala
  • Foundation for Local Capacity in Agricultural Development (FLCAD), Tanzania
  • Fruit and Vegetable Research Institute (FAVRI), Vietnam
  • Ganso Corporation Technical Services, Colombia
  • General Directorate of Agriculture (GDA), Cambodia
  • Global Shea Alliance, Ghana
  • Governors of the University of Alberta (UofA), Canada
  • Hung Loc Agricultural Research Center (HLARC), Vietnam
  • iCog Labs AI Software Consultant, Ethiopia
  • IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC)
  • Institute of Agricultural Research of Mozambique (IIAM)
  • Institute of Agronomic Sciences of Burundi (ISABU)
  • International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • International Instite of Rural Recosntruction (IIRR)
  • International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
  • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
  • International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
  • International Potato Center (CIP)
  • International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
  • Johann Heinrich Von Thünen Institute, Germany
  • Kaoka Foundation, Ecuador
  • Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)
  • Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO)
  • Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Germany 
  • Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Mathematica INC
  • MAVUNO Improvement for Community Relief and Services
  • Mennonite Social Action Commission (CASM)
  • MET Office, UK
  • National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), Uganda
  • National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan
  • National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI), Lao
  • National Agriculture Extension Center (NAEC), Vietnam
  • National Federation of Cereals and Legumes Growers (FENALCE), Colombia
  • National Federation of Cocoa Growners, Colombia
  • National Federation of Panela Producers (FEDEPANELA), Colombia
  • National Federation of Rice Growers (Fedearroz), Colombia
  • National Institute of Agricultural Research (INIAP), Ecuador
  • National Key Laboratory for Plant Cell Biotechnology (NKLPCB), Vietnam
  • National Seed Corporation (Vinaseed), Vietnam
  • National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway)
  • Network Corporation of Peasant Agroecological Markets of Valle del Cauca (REDMAC), Colombia
  • Nirmal Seeds Pvt. Ltd., India
  • Pan-American Agricultural School (Zamorano), Honduras 
  • Plant Protection Center (PPC)
  • Plant Protection Research Institute (PPRI), Egypt
  • Producers Direct, Kenya
  • PT Dala Riset Global, Indonesia
  • Public Service Company (ESPOL-TECH E.P.), Ecuador
  • Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (rimes)
  • Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), Uganda
  • Research Institute for Development (IRD), France
  • Rikolto
  • Root Capital INC
  • Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB)
  • SCiO Private Company, UK
  • Send a Cow Ethiopia
  • Send a Cow Kenya
  • Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research (ISRA)
  • SITAWI, Brasil
  • SoftBank Corp., Japan
  • Spatial Informatics Group, LLC (SIG), USA
  • Sub-Department of Animal Health, Animal Husbandry & Aquaculture (Sub-DAH), Vietnam
  • Sugarcane Research Center (CENICAÑA), Colombia
  • Sustainable Food Lab (SFL), USA
  • Tan Loc Phat Seeds Company Ltd. (TLP), Vietnam
  • Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute, Selian Center (TARI)
  • Tanzania Livestock Research Institute (TALIRI)
  • The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)
  • The Institute for the Common Good (IBC), Peru
  • The Mediae Company Ltd., Nairobi
  • The Trustees of Columbia University, USA
  • The University of Queensland, Australia
  • TomorrowNow
  • Tradeline Corporation Ltd., Malawi
  • UNIQUE Forestry and Land Use, Germany
  • University Court of the University of Aberdeen, UK
  • University of Arkansas, USA
  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • University of Florida, USA
  • University of Leeds, UK
  • University of Salford, UK
  • University of the West Indies (UWI), Jamaica
  • University of Utrecht, Netherlands
  • University of Vermont, USA
  • Virginia Tech, USA
  • Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands
  • West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA)
  • West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF)
  • Wits Commercial Enterprise (Pty) Ltd, South Africa
  • World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
  • WorldFish Center