CIAT is an international agricultural research organization focused on eco-efficient agriculture that is, farming systems that better harness the available resources to be more competitive and to sustainably increase productivity, while leaving a smaller environmental footprint.
CIAT significantly contributes to major global initiatives that seek to reduce rural poverty, strengthen food security, improve human health and nutrition, and sustainably manage natural resources throughout the developing world.
These initiatives are conducted by the CGIAR Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (formerly the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) and its numerous partner organizations, with support from the multi-donor CGIAR Fund. CIAT was established in 1967 as one of the first research centers of the CGIAR.
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