ACIAR’s Global Program manages the allocation of approximately 20 per of the ACIAR research budget to multilateral organisations and the International Agricultural Research Centres (IARCs).

ACIAR’s Global Program is primarily delivered through active engagement with, and core funding of, Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (CGIAR). ACIAR funds the CGIAR system by providing funds through the multi-donor Trust Fund managed by the World Bank.
In addition, the Global Program engages with and supports a range of other international multilateral institutes and associations, including the Asia–Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), CABI (an intergovernmental, not-for-profit organisation), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Pacific Community (SPC), the United Nations, the World Bank, the G20 and the World Vegetable Center (AVRDC).
ACIAR’s strategy is to be both a valued donor and a research partner through establishing active working relationships and providing timely and consistent funding. It aims to ensure quality and value for money to developing countries and Australia from research conducted by the IARCs with Australian funds. ACIAR’s contribution, together with other donors, allows it to leverage additional resources and pursue agreed priorities at a scale that would not be possible for ACIAR to achieve on its own.
Global Programs General Manager: Mellissa Wood
Ph: 026217 0565    email: mellissa.wood@aciar.gov.au