Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

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The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), "established in 1971, is a strategic partnership of countries, international and regional organizations and private foundations supporting the work of 15 international Centers. In collaboration with national agricultural research systems, civil society and the private sector, the CGIAR fosters sustainable agricultural growth through high-quality science aimed at benefiting the poor through stronger food security, better human nutrition and health, higher incomes and improved management of natural resources." [1]

History

CGIAR History:[2][3][4]

Funding

Much of CGIAR's funding comes from its members. For example, in 2009, members contributed $481 out of the total $629 million in revenues that year. Another $125 million came from non-members and "the remaining $23 million from Center-earned income."[5] "CGIAR Members have the option to disburse their funding either directly to the Centers or through the Secretariat using the Multi-Donor Trust Fund administered by the World Bank." In 2009, the average member contribution was $8 million.

Top 2009 Funders of CGIAR gave as follows:[5]

  • 1. The United States of America: $78.9 million
  • 2. World Bank: $50 million
  • 3. Canada: $42.4 million
  • 4. United Kingdom: $41.6 million
  • 5. The European Commission: $40.7 million
  • 6. Germany: $23.8 million
  • 7. Switzerland: $19.7 million
  • 8. Japan: $16.1 million
  • 9. Norway: $15.5 million
  • 10. Sweden: $15 million
  • 11. Netherlands: $14.5 million
  • 12. Australia: 13.1 million
  • 13. Belgium: $10.6 million
  • 14. Ireland: $9.7 million
  • 15. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD): $9.1 million

Non-country Members and their contributions in 2009 include:[5]

Additionally, in 2009, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, gave $61 million dollars.[5]

People

Leadership

Jonathan Wadsworth is the Executive Secretary of the CGIAR Fund Council and Head of the Fund Office.[6]

Fund Council

"With the creation of the new CGIAR business model in 2010, Members became Fund donors, who participate in the biennial Funders Forum. Between forums, the Fund Council — which comprises eight representatives of donor countries, eight representatives of developing countries and regional organizations, and six representatives of multilateral and global organizations and foundations — meets face to face at least twice a year to make decisions on behalf of all Fund donors, who may participate in meetings as observers."[7]

The Fund Council as of September 21, 2011 consists of:[8]

Representatives From Donor countries:

Representatives From Developing countries and regional organizations:

Multilateral and global organizations and foundations:

Foundations:

Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC)

The Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC} is "a standing panel of world-class scientific experts appointed by the CGIAR Fund Council."[9] As of January 2011, the ISPC consists of:

"The ISPC Secretariat, based at FAO in Rome, provides technical and administrative support to the ISPC, implementing its decisions and following up with all related technical activities."

Secretariat staff includes:[10]

Research Centers

Source

Members [11]

Countries (see web) Foundations

International and Regional Organizations

Contact

Web: http://www.cgiar.org

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles

References

  1. Who We Are, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, accessed December 9, 2007.
  2. CGIAR Annual Report 1995-1996, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, October 1996.
  3. Centers, Accessed March 9, 2012.
  4. Who We Are, Accessed March 9, 2012.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 CGIAR Full Financial Report 2009, Accessed October 26, 2011.
  6. Fund Executive Secretary, Accessed October 26, 2011.
  7. Fund Donors, Accessed October 26, 2011.
  8. Fund Donors, Accessed October 26, 2011.
  9. Independent Science and Partnership Council, Accessed October 26, 2011.
  10. Independent Science and Partnership Council, Accessed October 26, 2011.
  11. Members, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, accessed December 9, 2007.

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