How PABRA is funded

PABRA is funded through generous donations from many institutions and we gratefully acknowledge their commitment and contributions.

The funding goes directly to facilitate the operations of the alliance, its three regional bean research networks, and research and development projects within PABRA.

National government investment

The national governments of PABRA’s member countries make substantial investments in their national bean programmes, and thus, make a considerable contribution to PABRA’s bean research, which is shared across the network. In many of these countries, the amount of government funding has grown exponentially over the years with the success of PABRA.

Core Development Partners

Our core donors provide essential funds to facilitate PABRA’s core operations.  They include: the Global Affairs Canada, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID)  also provide programme support that cuts across PABRA’s thematic areas and regional networks.

In addition, ECABREN receives support from ASARECA through a competitive grant scheme, and similar support is envisaged for SABRN through CCARDESA and WECABREN through CORAF/WECARD.

Project-related support

PABRA also receives project-specific support from some of our development partners, which is related to thematic areas, such as breeding or market development, or targets one or more countries or specific regions.

Donors supporting specific components of PABRAs work include, The Department for International Development (DFID) of UK, the Rockefeller Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), KirkHouse Trust, European Commission through International Fund for Agricultural Development (EC-IFAD), Ford Foundation, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and through various CGIAR Research Programs such as Grain Legumes, Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), and Policy, Institutions and Markets.

Supplementary funding

PABRA also receives in-kind contributions from our many partners including NGOs, universities and the private sector towards the development of bean innovation systems across PABRA’s 29 member countries.

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