Science for humanity's greatest challenges
Towards a world free of poverty, hunger and environmental degradation, CGIAR is the world's largest global agricultural innovation network.
Transforming the global food system
As world events again demonstrated last year, poverty and hunger have ramifications that are far-reaching and potentially explosive. CGIAR plays a major part in producing the new knowledge and technology that is needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read the CGIAR 2017 Performance Report to see how CGIAR is having impact and why agricultural research is a smart and necessary investment.
We are at a crossroads in the world's food system. We cannot continue our current trajectory of consuming too little, too much, or the wrong types of food at an unsustainable cost to natural resources, the environment and human health.
CGIAR is harnessing innovations to solve these complex challenges.
- 15 top-class research centers
CGIAR’s global network of 15 research centers contributes to an unrivaled mix of knowledge, skills and research facilities able to respond to emerging development issues.
- 3,000+ partners
Unequalled partnerships network of more than 3000 partners from national governments, academic institutions, global policy bodies, private companies and NGOs.
- 70 countries
We have a local presence in over 70 countries with a deep knowledge of customs, values and market operations in developing countries.
- 50 years experience
A wealth of experience and knowledge spanning 50 years that builds on a track-record of innovation and world-class research.
- Improved climate resilience in farming communities in 21 countriesthrough the establishment of Climate Smart Villages which test and scale resilient food system innovations.
- Improved nutrition for 20 million people in low-income countriesthrough increased access to critical nutrients via micronutrient fortified crops with higher content of vitamin A, iron, and zinc.
- Improved harvests, income for farmers and nutrition for childrenunder 5 years of age through the development of new tilapia strains, fisheries management practices, and integration of agriculture-fish crop systems.
- Led responses to urgent and emerging crop and livestock diseaseswith global experts, including Fall Armyworm outbreak in sub-Saharan Africa, Wheat Blast epidemic in Bangladesh, and East Coast fever, a deadly cattle disease in East Africa.
- Scaled access to improved wheat varietiesreaching almost half the world’s wheat areas Annual economic benefit of wheat breeding research ranges from $2.2 to $3.1 billion.
- Increased rice yield in 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africaby 0.5 to 1 ton per hectare and profitability by US$200 per hectare through a smart mobile crop management tool called ‘RiceAdvice’
A world where livestock are part of the solution—Ethiopia state minister08.02.19
- Food Security
Ethiopian girl drinking milk produced by the family cow (photo credit: Africa Rising). The recent…Read more
State capacity and agricultural service provision: The case of rural Nepal01.02.19
- Food Security
In Nepal, bureaucrats’ local knowledge and motivation make a difference in serving rural farmers. …Read more
Scaling to new heights in agriculture29.01.19
- Food Security
How to scale? This question frequently comes up as projects look to expand and replicate…Read more
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WorldFish Multi-Stakeholder Information and Communication (MuSIC) WorkshopWorldFish, Malaysia
- 02.04.19 > 04.04.19
Seeds of Change Conference: Gender Equality Through Agricultural Research for DevelopmentThe Ann Harding Conference Centre University of Canberra Canberra
- 08.04.19 > 12.04.19
AfricaRice 45th Board of Trustees meetingAfricaRice Headquarters Bouaku00e9, Cu00f4te du2019Ivoire