• CGIAR mourns visionary leader M.S. Swaminathan

    Eminent agricultural scientist, geneticist, and administrator Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, 98, passed away 28 September in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Crop Diversity: A Tasty Way for Keeping Our Options Open

    On the sidelines of Climate Week NYC, experts addressed one of the most pressing challenges of our time—how to protect our food from the ravages of climate change.

  • IRRI scientist wins Borlaug Field Award

    Dr. Swati Nayak honored by the World Food Prize Foundation for her work on farmer engagement and empowerment

  • A win for beans, a win for Africa

    From rural mountain hillsides to bustling urban markets, beans are grown, traded and eaten as a staple food crop across Africa.

  • Smart investments in agricultural innovation can propel Africa towards food security

    With almost one in four Africans going underfed last year, how can the continent's food systems be transformed in order to nourish a growing population?

  • Climate-Smart Food Systems for a Burning World

    Aly Abousabaa, ICARDA Director General and CGIAR Regional Director CWANA, comments on the urgency of food production transformation in the face of a climate crisis.

  • Joint Statement from CGIAR System Board and ICRISAT Board Chairs

    An update on progress towards the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) joining One CGIAR.

  • CGIAR innovation sprint on gender and climate action

    Call for partners to join an AIM4 Climate innovation sprint on gender and climate action ahead of the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP28).


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Introducing CGIAR's Research Initiatives

Today, research and innovation in food, land and water systems are crucial for a sustainable, climate-resilient world free from hunger and malnutrition. New approaches — and a doubling of investment — are needed to ensure we can achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. A more integrated and impactful CGIAR is rising to the challenge, with a fresh portfolio of Initiatives to deliver a new 10-year strategy.

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Our assets

  • 15 top-class Research Centers

    CGIAR’s global network of 15 Research Centers contributes to an unrivalled mix of knowledge, skills and research facilities able to respond to emerging development issues.

  • 3,000+ partners

    Unequalled partnerships network of more than 3,000 partners from national governments, academic institutions, global policy bodies, private companies and NGOs.

  • 89 countries

    We have a local presence in 89 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.

  • 770,000+ germplasm accessions

    CGIAR Research Centers have together built up the largest and most frequently accessed network of genebanks in the world.

  • 60+ innovations that changed the world

    In 2021, CGIAR celebrated its 50th anniversary by showcasing its most impactful innovations of all time.

Learn about CGIAR’s transformation