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 Performance Report 2017
The world’s food system is on the wrong trajectory. Most of the world’s population eats too little, too much, or the wrong type of food – at an unsustainable cost to the environment, health, and political stability. Read the CGIAR Performance Report 2017 to find out how CGIAR agricultural research for development is responding to these global challenges and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.
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’
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WorldFish Board MeetingPenang, Malaysia
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The FAO Agricultural Innovation Symposium for Family Farmers: Unlocking the Potential of Agricultural Innovation to Achieve the Sustainable Development GoalsRead more
Joint ICRAF and CIFOR Board MeetingBonn, Germany