The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (known by its Spanish acronym CIMMYT for Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo) is a non-profit research and training institution dedicated to both the development of improved varieties of wheat and maize with the aim of contributing to food security, and the introduction of improved agricultural practices to smallholder farmers to help boost production, prevent crop disease and improve their livelihoods. It is also one of the 15 non-profit, research and training institutions affiliated with the CGIAR.
Africa Rice Center
The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is a pan-African intergovernmental association and a CGIAR Research organization, currently headquartered in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. AfricaRice is an agricultural research center that was constituted in 1971 by 11 West African countries. Presently the Center counts 26 African member states. Since 1986, AfricaRice has been one of the 15 specialized research centers of CGIAR. The center runs regional research stations in Saint-Louis, Senegal, in Ibadan, Nigeria and country offices in Cotonou, Benin and in Antananarivo, Madagascar. AfricaRice aims to contribute to poverty alleviation and food security in Africa through research for development.
Biosci Thailand Co., Ltd.
Biosci (Thailand) Co., Ltd. was established in 2016 as representatives of VSN International Co., Ltd. and the Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP) in the APAC market. They provide support on data analysis software, data management solutions and training, including Genstat, ASreml, and BMS Pro. They also count with a development team, working on new apps to expand the possibilities of these products.
The French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) is a French agricultural research and international cooperation organization working for the sustainable development of tropical and Mediterranean regions. It is a public industrial and commercial establishment (EPIC) founded in 1984, with its Head Office in Paris. In France, CIRAD has two research centres, one in Montpellier (Lavalette campus) and the other in nearby Montferrier-sur-Lez (Baillarguet campus, which has an ecotron, amongst other facilities) and research stations in the French overseas regions. Through its twelve regional offices spread over every continent, CIRAD works with more than 100 countries.
CORAF / CERAAS
CORAF is an international non-profit association of national agricultural research systems in 23 West and Central Africa countries. It is the largest of the four Sub-Regional Organizations (SROs) under the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA). The other three include the Association for the Strengthening of Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), the Center for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA), and the North African Sub-Regional Research Organization (NASRO). The primary objective of CORAF is to improve livelihoods in West and Central Africa through the sustainable improvements in agricultural production and productivity, as well as to promote competitiveness, and markets.
CERAAS resulted from the commitment of a national agricultural research institution, ISRA, and some research institutes of the member States of CORAF/WECARD and their bilateral partners, to respond to the challenges of improving agricultural production under drought conditions. It is the seat of IBP Hub activities in West Africa.
The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is an international organization which conducts agricultural research for rural development, headquartered in Patancheru (Hyderabad, Telangana, India) with regional centers in Mali and Kenya, and research stations in Niger, Nigeria, Malawi, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe. It was founded in 1972 by a consortium of organizations convened by the Ford and the Rockefeller foundations. Its charter was signed by the FAO and the UNDP.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture, with the ultimate goals of reducing hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. IITA's research-for-development (R4D) focuses on addressing the development needs of tropical countries. The institute was established in 1967 and is headquartered in Ibadan, Nigeria, with several research stations across Africa. IITA is a nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Trustees, supported by several countries and CGIAR.