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.
Bill Gates Highlights Impact of CGIAR: Feeding our Future
What’s for dinner? It’s a question asked every day in homes around the world. No other organization has done as much to ensure families—especially the poorest—have an answer to that question as CGIAR, the world’s largest global agricultural research organization.
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.
- Living within planetary boundaries
- Promoting equality of opportunity
jobs and growth
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’
Alternatives to burning can increase Indian farmers’ profits and cut pollution, new study shows09.08.19
- Creating JOBS and GROWTH
- Living within PLANETARY BOUNDARIES
Published in Science, the article provides evidence for national policies that block stubble burning…Read more
Guiding farmers to safer use of pesticides in Rwanda and Burundi08.08.19
- Creating JOBS and GROWTH
- Securing PUBLIC HEALTH
It’s hard to overstate the importance of root, tuber, and banana (RTB crops) for smallholder…Read more
‘One Nation One Ration Card’ can transform lives in India06.08.19
- Promoting EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY
- Sustaining FOOD AVAILABILITY
On June 27, India Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan announced plans to move towards a system of…Read more
- 25.08.19 > 30.08.19
World Water Week 2019Stockholm, Sweden
- 03.09.19 > 06.09.19
African Green Revolution Forum 2019Accra, Ghana
- 03.09.19 > 05.09.19
WorldFish workshop: Towards resilient and equitable small-scale fisheriesWorldFish Headquarters, Malaysia