Funding & Research Organizations


The International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) represents a long-term global endeavour that utilizes a collaborative approach to bring together funding from public and private research organizations from a large number of countries. IWYP is a novel, ambitious and focused initiative that seeks to redefine the model of how international collaborative research can successfully address important global issues with urgency and efficiency. Over the first five years, the growing list of partners aims to invest up to US$100 million.

The Partners agree to:

    • Commitment to collaboration and the overarching objectives of the IWYP Program(s)
    • Coordination and transparency
    • Open communication of results within IWYP and exchange of germplasm, data and materials as necessary to achieve the overall research, development and delivery objectives
    • A commitment to competitive funding processes and international peer review
    • Flexibility and responsiveness
    • Synergistic approaches to avoid duplication of activity and competition, both within the IWYP Programs and elsewhere
    • The avoidance of bureaucracy and working in partnership in a positive and constructive manner
    • Strategic alignment with the Wheat Initiative

Currently, our funding and research partners include the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council of the United Kingdom (BBSRC), Grains Research and Development Corporation of Australia (GRDC), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Biotechnology of India (DBT), International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, in Spanish, Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo (CIMMYT), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment of France (INRAE), Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) and The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Mexico (SADER).

IWYP is committed to working with Funders to provide flexibility with regard to mechanisms for providing funds for research. The option include, but are not limited to:

    • “International Direct” funding to all selected project participants directly by a single funding agency
    • “National Direct” funding to the in-country project lead institution which is then responsible for redistribution of the appropriate amount funding to partner institutions, if applicable, regardless of location
    • “National Split” funding whereby each in-country project partner is funded directly by their corresponding national funding agency
    • “Common Pot” funding which is not country specific and is limited to specific contributions held in the central bank account at CIMMYT
    • Combinations and other as needed

For more details on formally joining IWYP as a funding or research partner as a Consortium Member, please follow the link below.

IWYP Consortium Memorandum of Understanding

For more information or discussion regarding becoming an IWYP Partner, please contact the IWYP Program Director at