CGIAR Research Programs

CGIAR Research Programs

CGIAR’s Research Programs are defined as major research efforts, which reach across CGIAR centers and their partners to make a major difference in achieving global development goals. The point of the Research Programs is to bring together the research synergies, strengths, and resources from multiple centers to increase efficiencies and enhance impacts. The CGIAR Fund supports agricultural research aligned with its vision of reducing poverty and hunger, improving human health and nutrition, and enhancing sustainable management of natural resources in the developing world.

The research is carried out by 15 international agricultural research centers, working closely with hundreds of partners worldwide, through a portfolio of CGIAR Research Programs.

CIP leads the Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas together with our sister centers:


The Roots, Tubers, and Bananas Research Program (RTB Research Program) is one of a new series of initiatives spearheaded by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) to bring together the research synergies and resources of multiple agricultural research-for-development centers to improve efficiencies and increase impacts.

Please visit the RTB website here.






The CGIAR Fund is a multi-donor trust fund that supports international agricultural research aimed at reducing rural poverty, strengthening food security, improving human nutrition and health, and enhancing natural resource management. The Fund finances research guided by a Strategy and Results Framework that sets out common goals, objectives, and results for the CGIAR’s global research-for-development partnership.

Go to CGIAR website »