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Partner institutions

partnersA large network of partners work to implement MAIZE. They capture a wide range of innovative ideas, ensure the quality of the research, and integrate the skills of the most able and well-connected members. Many of these partnerships already existed, having evolved during collaborative planning of priority activities in past years.


  • CIAT, CIP, ICRISAT, IFPRI, ILRI, IRRI, and the World Agroforestry Centre
  • 134 national agricultural research institutes
  • 24 regional and international organizations
  • 33 advanced agricultural research institutes
  • 100 universities in developing and developed countries
  • 67 private sector organizations
  • 57 non-government organizations and farmer associations
  • 11 country governments that host maize offices
  • 180 small- and medium-sized seed companies, and 226 community-based seed producers that reach out to disadvantaged farmers


National agricultural research institutes

Regional and international organizations

Advanced agricultural research institutes


Private sector organizations

Non-government and farmer cooperative organizations