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.
CGIAR at EAT Forum
Food is central to the main challenges facing humanity. Achieving the SDGs will depend on a food system capable of delivering more nutritious food with a lower environmental footprint.
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’
Scientists unravel genome and diversity of whitefly vector behind viral diseases devastating cassava in Africa17.06.19
- Sustaining FOOD AVAILABILITY
As part of efforts to control the spread of the two viral diseases attacking cassava…Read more
Development policy and practice – a case study in disruptive innovations14.06.19
- Securing PUBLIC HEALTH
- Sustaining FOOD AVAILABILITY
By Eva Ohlsson and Boleslaw Stawicki A disease that was supposed to have been preventable…Read more
Act now to feed 10 billion, global experts tell WLE Commission at EAT Forum13.06.19
- Living within PLANETARY BOUNDARIES
Can the world produce 10 billion healthy diets while transitioning agriculture from a source of…Read more
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