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The CGIAR at Forty: 1971-2011

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Commemorating Past Achievements and Preparing to Meet New Challenges Since the CGIAR’s establishment in 1971, its expanding agenda of research has led to important gains in agricultural productivity as well…

About our name

‘CGIAR’ was originally the acronym for the ‘Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research’. In 2008, CGIAR redefined itself as a global partnership. To reflect this transformation and yet retain its roots, ‘CGIAR’ was retained as a name. CGIAR is now a global research partnership for a food secure future.

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