CIAT is an agricultural research institution. We focus on scientific solutions to hunger in the tropics. We believe eco-efficient agriculture—developing sustainable methods of food production—is the best way to eradicate hunger and improve livelihoods in the region.
CIAT is also about partnerships. By working together with likeminded organizations we ensure we have a far-reaching and long-lasting impact.
CIAT is a leading not-for-profit organization and we have been helping smallholders grow more food and earn more money for 40 years. Established in 1970, as one of the four original research centers in the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), CIAT now works in more than 50 countries worldwide.
To reduce hunger and poverty, and improve human health in the tropics through research aimed at increasing the eco-efficiency of agriculture. Vision CIAT will engage its key scientific competencies to achieve significant impact on the livelihoods of the poor in the tropics. Interdisciplinary and applied research will be conducted through partnerships with national programs, civil society organizations, and the private sector to produce international public goods that are directly relevant to their users. These goods include improved germplasm, technologies, methodologies, and knowledge.
Values•Impact orientationResearch and related activities are demand driven, and are monitored and evaluated for social and environmental impact and relevance.
• Scientific integrity
Research is carried out with integrity and transparency, and according to an agenda that is socially and environmentally responsible. • Innovation, creativity, diversity, and continuous learning
Innovative approaches in research and organizational activities are pursued by taking advantage of gender and cultural diversity, and applying effective approaches forknowledge sharing and learning.
CIAT is an agricultural research institution. We focus on scientific solutions to hunger in the tropics. We believe eco-efficient agriculture—developing sustainable methods of food production—is the best way to eradicate hunger and…