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CGIAR Consortium headquarters in Montpellier

 

 

CGIAR is a global agricultural research partnership for a food secure future that was founded in the 1970s in response to the Green Revolution. There are presently 15 CGIAR agricultural research centres employing more than 8,500 researchers and support staff worldwide, with an annual budget of US$800 million.

The CGIAR Consortium of centres is its driving force, coordinating 15 CGIAR Research Programmes of global scope, in close collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations (national and regional research institutions, civil society organizations, universities).

More about the CGIAR Consortium in the "Agropolis International Newsletter" (Number 14, June 2013) >>


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2nd June 2014 : Inauguration of the new CGIAR Consortium headquarters


© Cheick.Saidou/MinAgri.fr

The inauguration of the new CGIAR Consortium headquarters took place in Montpellier, France on Agropolis International site. Distinguished guests include local, national and international delegates: Mr. Perez del Castillo, Board Chair, CGIAR Consortium, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, CEO of the CGIAR Consortium , Mr. Le Foll, Spokesperson French Government; Minister of Agriculture, Food & Forestry, Mr Pierre de Bousquet, Préfet, Languedoc-Roussillon region, Mr. Bourquin, Chairman, Regional Council of Languedoc-Roussillon, Mr Philippe Saurel, Mayor of Montpellier and Chairman of Montpellier Agglomération

 

 

The new environmentally friendly building (860 m²), has been built completely by the Languedoc-Roussillon region, and is valued at 2.7 million euro. It was designed by the French architectural firm Francis Fontès.

 

 

© Chantal Salson, Agropolis International

« C’est toute la région Languedoc-Roussillon qui est à l’honneur …mais aussi la France et le monde international de la recherche agricole, en témoignent les nombreuses personnalités internationales présentes aujourd’hui ».
Mr. Perez del Castillo, Board Chair, CGIAR Consortium


© Céline Capelier


News published on the Consortium website >>

Consortium du CGIAR, inauguration du siège sur le campus Agropolis International à Montpellier le 2 juin 2014 published by agropolis International on the channel agrifammpl

News published on the Région Languedoc Roussillon website >>
(in French)

Mrs. Anne-Marie Descôtes, Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAEDI) satisfied with the hosting of CGIAR Consortium Headquarters in France and the support from two new countries, Colombia (represented by H.E. Federico Renjifo Velez, Ambassador of Colombia in Paris) and Senegal (represented by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Equipment, Mr. Papa Abdoulaye Seck), who expressed their wish to join in and sign the agreement which establishes the official granting of International Organization status to CGIAR Consortium, France being the authorized depository.


© Céline Capelier

© Céline Capelier

© Céline Capelier
Anne-Marie Descôtes, Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAEDI)

H.E. Federico Renjifo Velez, Ambassador of Colombia in Paris

Carlos Perez del Castillo, Board Chair, CGIAR Consortium

M.Papa Abdoulaye Seck, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Equipment, Senegal

Carlos Perez del Castillo, Board Chair, CGIAR Consortium



More informations:
MAEDI website >>
CGIAR Consortium website >>

The inauguration of the new CGIAR Consortium headquarters took place in parallel with the International Encounters “Family Farming & Research” held in Montpellier from 1st to 3rd June 2014.


See videos and presentations of the International Encounters “Family Farming & Research”


19th June 2013: Cooperation reinforcing between the French research organizations and the CGIAR: a French partners meeting (Cirad, IRD, Inra, Agreenium, Irstea) with the CGIAR CRPs leaders (CGIAR Research Programs) was organized on the Cirad initiative and under the CRAI aegis, at Agropolis International.
The objective was to allow research bodies and the Consortium to be better self-aware and to discuss concrete forms of cooperation, in the continuity of the agreements signed on March 4th, 2013.
Program: presentation of French collaboration within the framework of 10 CRPS and exchanges with the representatives of CRPs, display of transverse themes (data sharing, impact evaluation, post-doc program, etc.), presentation of Agreenium and Agropolis Fondation.

More :
Consortium du CGIAR website...»
Cirad website ...»


March 4, 2013 : Historical day for international agricultural research and a food secure future: Montpellier, 4th March 2013,

1 – Ceremony for the laying of the first stone for the construction of the CGIAR Consortium Office, organized by the Languedoc-Roussillon Regional Council at Agropolis International
2 - Signature of the agreement for CGIAR Consortium Headquarters in Montpellier-France
3 – Signature of MoUs for partnerships between the CGIAR Consortium and several French agricultural institutions members of the CRAI (French Commission for international agricultural research) chaired by Bernard Hubert, President of Agropolis International
4 – Presentation of two (out of the fifteen) CGIAR global agricultural research programmes (CRPs) in which regional scientific partners are involved (namely, CIRAD and IRD) GRiSP (Global Rice Scientific Partnership) Forests, Trees and Agroforestry


Download the press release (in French)

Photos, videos and presentations of the March 4, 2013

 

 

This signature ceremony will take place just after the Foundation Stone Ceremony of the CGIAR building organized by the Languedoc-Roussillon Regional Council at Agropolis International .

 

 

 

End 2013, the CGIAR consortium will have his own building, next to Agropolis International. This building is entirely funded by the Languedoc-Roussillon region.


The CGIAR Research Program (CRP) « Drylands systems » at Montpellier

September 19-20, 2012, Agropolis International, Montpellier (France)

 

 


Frank Rijsberman Dr. Rijsberman’s extensive experience in international agricultural research, especially in the field of water management, coupled with his valuable leadership and management skills, make him ideal for this vital role. In his current position as the director of the Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene strategy of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, he leads a team tasked with alleviating the burden of water-borne diseases and improving access to sanitation, especially in Africa and Asia.

Further information on CGIAR Consortium website >>

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The CGIAR Consortium, representing the world’s largest global agriculture research partnership aimed at reducing rural poverty and hunger was officially granted International Organization status on March 2nd, 2012.

Further information on CGIAR Consortium website >>


Laszlo Trocsanyi,Hungarian Ambassador in Paris - Henri de Raincourt, French Minister of Cooperation - Carlos Perez Del Castillo,CGIAR Board ChairIn the context of the G20 conference held in Montpellier on September 12-13, 2011, the French Minister of Cooperation has signed, together with the Hungarian Ambassador in Paris, the Agreement establishing the Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers as an International Organization.

He has welcomed the hosting by France of the CGIAR Consortium headquarters from March 2011 owing to the synergies between the Languedoc-Roussillon Regional Council and the State. The Agreement, of which France is depositary, is now open for signature in Paris before its ratification.

Further information on CGIAR Consortium website >>

 

 

Laszlo Trocsanyi,Hungarian Ambassador in Paris
Henri de Raincourt, French Minister of Cooperation
Carlos Perez Del Castillo, CGIAR Consortium Board Chair


The French Commission for international agricultural research (CRAI), chaired by Bernard Hubert, the Agropolis International President, has signed a declaration of intent with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) which aims to ensure more effective coordination of the efforts made by the different organizations concerned in terms of research and partnerships.

 

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On the occasion of the G20 Conference on Agriculture Research for Development held in Montpellier on September 12 - 13, 2011, the French Commission for international agricultural research (CRAI) and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) have signed a common declaration of intent at Agropolis International..

Through this signature, research institutions involved in the CRAI (CIRAD, INRA, IRD, IRSTEA, Agreenium) and the CGIAR Consortium commit themselves to better coordinate their efforts in order to meet global challenges such as poverty reduction, food security or natural resources management. The coordination will cover the research projects, partnerships, and strategic frameworks and visions of each party. It will also contribute to effective global coordination of agricultural research for developement.
Carlos Perez Del Castillo
CGIAR Consortium Board Chair,
Bernard Hubert, Agropolis International President


Report on the Fund council and Funders Forum meetings - April 5-7th, 2011


First consequences of the CGIAR Consortium set up in Montpellier: The Fund Council, the strategic and financial component of the new CGIAR, hold its last meeting on April 5-6, 2011 at Agropolis International. It has been immediately followed on April 7 by the 2nd Funders Forum meeting, which gathered all the entities funding CGIAR programs and activities.

On April 6th, Mrs Inger Andersen, Chair of CGIAR Fund, has invited all the participants, along with representatives of Agropolis International and regional research institutes to an informal get-together.


Inger Andersen, Chair of CGIAR Fund
Carlos Perez del Castillo, Chair of the CGIAR Consortium Board
Bernard Hubert, Chair of Agropolis International and of the French Commission for International Agricultural Research
Montpellier (France), April 6-7, 2011

See the photos of the event

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Past CGIAR Consortium meetings held in Agropolis International

Feb. 29- March 1, 2012: Board meeting, preceded by the meeting of the Directors and Presidents of the 15 international agricultural research centers.

May 5-6, 2011: Board meeting, preceded by the meeting of the Directors and Presidents of the 15 international agricultural research centers.

 


GCRAI

CGIAR — a key global agricultural research stakeholder

The aim of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is to mobilize the best international scientists in the agriculture field to ensure food security and reduce poverty through the production of global public goods to benefit developing countries.

CGIAR, which was founded in 1971, is a strategic alliance of 64 public and private donors (governments, private foundations, international organizations) that support a network of 15 international agricultural research centres. It is sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Bank (WB). Overall, the 15 research centres employ more than 8,500 researchers and support staff in over 100 countries worldwide. In 2009, its annual budget was US$572 million.

CGIAR initiated a major reform (officially supported by the international community (see the G8 L’Aquila Declaration, July 2009) in order to boost the impact of its activities on agricultural production in developing countries, with one of the pillars being the founding of the strategic operational pilot Consortium of 15 international research centres.





 
 

Update on 9/17/15


Contact :

Bernard Hubert, Agropolis International President
hubert@agropolis.fr

Sylvie Albert, Agropolis International
albert@agropolis.fr

Nathalie Villeméjeanne, Agropolis International
villemejeanne@agropolis.fr




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