Research Centers

The 15 CGIAR Research Centers are independent, non-profit research organizations, conducting innovative research. Home to more than 8,000 scientists, researchers, technicians, and staff, CGIAR research works to create a better future for the world’s poor. Each Center has its own charter, board of trustees, director general, and staff. CGIAR Research Centers are responsible for hands-on research programs and operations guided by policies and research directions set by the System Board.

Our centers across the world

As the world’s largest global agricultural innovation network, CGIAR brings evidence to policy makers, innovation to partners, and new tools to harness the economic, environmental and nutritional power of agriculture.


  • Africa Rice Center

  • Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

  • 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 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)

    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

  • The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

  • World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

  • WorldFish

Meet our Funders

CGIAR research is made possible by our funders. They contribute to a research partnership with direct impact on the livelihoods of the poor.