• World Leaders Must Look at the Big Picture to Solve Food Crisis

    From the worst drought in four decades threatening famine across the Horn of Africa to extreme heat in South Asia, the conflict in Ukraine and the unequal pace of pandemic recovery, global food systems are under extraordinary pressure.

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  • High-Level Consultations Show How CGIAR Will Work With Partners to Boost Impact in Africa

    A series of high-level consultations has delivered progress towards a strengthened alignment between CGIAR and Africa’s research and innovation agenda.

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  • The Conflict in Ukraine: How to Avert a Global Food Crisis

    CGIAR scientists share evidence, insights and opinions on food and fertilizer prices, access to agricultural inputs, and other areas affected by the conflict in Ukraine.

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  • How to Prevent Food From Becoming a Weapon of War

    Global food security could be held hostage in the conflict in Ukraine, with wheat a bargaining chip for the lives of millions. Agricultural research can help ensure action to stem the crisis is effective in both the short and long term.

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  • As Heatwave in India, Pakistan Exacerbates Global Food Crisis, Countries Must Hasten Move to Climate-Smart Agriculture

    Countries must help farmers adapt to climate change with, for example, drought monitoring systems and climate-smart staple crops, while also adopting low-emissions agricultural technology.

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Introducing CGIAR's New 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.

Explore the Initiatives

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