Partners

Principal partners

Four centers members of the CGIAR Consortium have initiated a partnership to carry out the full scope of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB), including:

logo-cipInternational Potato Center (CIP) logo-bioversityBioversity International
logo-ciatInternational Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) logo-iitaInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

CIRADpetitIn 2013, the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) was confirmed as RTB’s newest partner. This formal partnership recognizes the commitment of CIRAD and its French partners (IRD, INRA, Vitropic) to research and development activities for potatoes, sweet potatoes, cassava, yams, bananas and other root and tuber crops.

The success of the Research Program will depend on further linkages and partnerships with an extensive network of partners and stakeholders.

Other partners and stakeholders

The participation of many partners and stakeholders are central to RTB, and it was an integral part of the initial program planning and proposal. One of the central themes of the program is dedicated to partnerships, and they are part of the “conceptual glue” that keeps the Research Program on track.

Examples of key program partners and stakeholders include:

Africa Innovations Institute, Uganda

African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), Kenya

African Development Bank

AGRICON International Inc, Canada

Agricultural Genetics Institute, Vietnam

Agricultural Research Council, South Africa

Agricultural Research Institute Rwanda (ISAR)

Agri-Food Canada

Agro & Bio technologies, Burundi

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Almidones de Sucre, Colombia

Appropriate Rural Development Agriculture Program, Kenya

ARDI Ukiriguru, Tanzania

Asociación para el Desarrollo Sostenible del Perú (ADERS)

Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute

Bath University, United Kingdom

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

BioAnalyt, Germany

Bioforsk (Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research)

Brawijaya University, Indonesia

Cámara Paraguaya de Mandioca y Almidones (CAPAMA)

Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Central Tuber Crop Research Institute, India

Centre Africain de Recherche sur Bananiers et Plantains

Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI)

Centre de Coopération Internationale en recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD)

Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA)

Centre National de Recherche Agronomique, Côte d’Ivoire

Centre de Recherche Public Gabriel Lippmann, Luxemburg

Centro de Investigación en Biología Celular y Molecular, Costa Rica

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS)

Community Research in Environment and Development Initiatives (CREADIS), Kenya

Compañía de Desarrollo y de Industralización de Productos Primarios S.A. (CODIPSA), Paraguay

Consorcio Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Apoyo a la Investigación y al Desarrollo de la Yuca (CLAYUCA), Colombia

Consorcio de Pequeños Productores de Papa (CONPAPA), Ecuador

Cornell University, USA

Corporación Bananera Nacional, Costa Rica

Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (CORPOICA)

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana

Crawford School of Public Policy, Australia

Crops Research Institute (CSIR), Ghana

Dalhousie University, Canada

Davao National Crop Research & Development Center, Philippines

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia

Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGDC), Belgium

Directorate General for International Cooperation (DGIS), Netherlands

Dole Fresh Fruit International

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA

Dow Agrosciences LLC

EkoRural, Ecuador

EMBRAPA Fruits and Cassava, Brazil

Emory University, USA

Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, Ecuador

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

European Commission

Faculté universitaire des sciences agronomiques de Gembloux, Belgium

Farmer’s Choice, Kenya

Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Nigeria

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

Fondo para el Financiamiento del Sector Agropecuario (Finagro), Colombia

Fondo regional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (FONTAGRO)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA), United Kingdom

Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)

Fruit and Vegetable Research Institute, Vietnam

Fundación ACCIÓN CONTRA EL HAMBRE

Fundación Hondureña de Investigación Agrícola (FHIA)

Fundación para la Investigación y Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDAR), Colombia

Fundación M.A.R.CO, Ecuador

Fundación PROINPA, Bolivia

Generation Challenge Program (GCP)

Ghent University, Dept. of Molecular Biotechnology, Belgium

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Global Crop Diversity Trust

Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR)

Grupo GPC, Colombia

Grupo PCI Rojas, Costa Rica

Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Guangxi Cassava Research Institute, China

Helen Keller International, Africa Region

Horticultural Crop Research and Development Institute, Sri Lanka

Huazhong Agricultural University, China

Indian Council of Agricultural Research

Indonesian Centre for Horticulture Research & Development

(Indonesian Legumes and Tuber Crops Research Institute (ILETRI)

Indonesian Tropical Fruit Research Institute

Industrias del Maíz S.A., Colombia

Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles, DR Congo

Institut National pour l’Etude et la Recherche Agronomiques, DR Congo

Institut de Recherche Agronomique et Zootechnique, Burundi

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France

Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Burundi

Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Rwanda

Institut Togolais des Recherches Agronomiques (ITRA)

Institute for Agricultural Research and Training, Ibadan, Nigeria

Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Uzbek Academy of Sciences

Institute of Experimental Botany, Czech Republic

Institute of Fruit Tree Research, China

Instituto Dominicano de Investigaciones Agropecuarias y Forestales

Instituto de Investigação Agrária de Moçambique

Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias de Panamá

Instituto de Investigaciones de Viandas Tropicales (INIVIT), Cuba

Instituto Nacional Autónomo de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, Ecuador

Instituto Nacional Autónomo de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIAP), Peru

Instituto Nacional de Innovación Agraria, Peru

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC)

International Trade Center (ITC)

Kansas State University, USA

Kasetsart University, Thailand

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium

Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI)

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS)

Kenya University

La Fazenda, Colombia

Legumes and Tuber Crops Research Institute, Indonesia

Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD)

Makerere University, Department of Crop Science, Uganda

Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute

Matna Foods Company Ltd, Nigeria

McKnight Foundation Collaborative Crop Research Program

Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute, Tanzania

Ministerio de Agricultura, Oficina de Estudios Económicos, Peru

Ministry of Agriculture, Ecuador

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR

National Agricultural Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI), Uganda

National Agricultural Research Institute, Papua New Guinea

National Agricultural Research Organisation, Uganda

National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute, Lao PDR

National Crops Research Institute, Uganda

National Horticultural Research Institute, Nigeria

National Institute for Study and Agricultural Research (INERA), DR Congo

National Potato Research Program, DR Congo

National Research Centre for Banana, India

National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Nigeria

Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich, United Kingdom

Nestlé, Nigeria

Nong Lam University, Vietnam

Northern Agriculture and Forestry College, Lao PDR

PATH

Pepsico Alimentos, Ecuador

Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development

Plant & Food Research, New Zealand

Plant Protection Research Institute, Vietnam

PROINPA, Bolivia

Provincial Dept. of Agriculture, Kampong Cham, Cambodia

Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS)

Rimisp – Centro Latinoamericano para el Desarrollo Rural

Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL), United Kingdom

Royal Tropical Institute, Netherlands

Royal University of Agriculture, Cambodia

Rwanda Agricultural Board

Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute

SINA Gerard Ese Urwibutso, Rwanda

South China Botanical Garden

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC/DEZA)

Syngenta Foundation

Taiwan Banana Research Institute

Thai Farm International Ltd, Nigeria

UC Davis (Dept Plan Pathology &a Dept. Plant Biology), USA

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Universidad de la Salle, Colombia

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua

Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Universitat de Valencia, Spain

Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium

University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria

University of Battambang, Cambodia

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

University of Flinders, Australia

University of Goettingen, Germany

University of Hohenheim, Germany

University of Leeds, United Kingdom

University of Nairobi, Dept. of Animal Production, Kenya

University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez

University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

University of the Philippines at Los Baños

Venganza, Inc.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

Wageningen University – Plant Research International, Netherlands

Waite Analytical Services, University of Adelaide, Australia

West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), Ghana

West African Seasoning Company Limited (WASCO), Nigeria

West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD)

World Bank