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.
Transforming the global food system
As world events again demonstrated last year, poverty and hunger have ramifications that are far-reaching and potentially explosive. CGIAR plays a major part in producing the new knowledge and technology that is needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read the CGIAR 2017 Performance Report to see how CGIAR is having impact and why agricultural research is a smart and necessary investment.
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’
The transformative power of culinary innovation: Changing perspectives on traditional staples16.01.19
Roots, tubers and bananas are often seen as “traditional” foods. Yet their colors and flavors…Read more
Reducing high yield gaps with decision-support apps15.01.19
- Big data
- Food Security
Ethiopia is Africa’s third largest producer of maize, after Nigeria and South Africa. Although the…Read more
Byte by byte: How improved data management is enhancing innovation and impact14.01.19
- Big data
WorldFish has been a leader in aquaculture and fisheries development for decades, producing valuable…Read more
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3rd General Assembly of CentersCIFOR Headquarters Bogor, Indonesia
- 02.04.19 > 04.04.19
Seeds of Change Conference: Gender Equality Through Agricultural Research for DevelopmentThe Ann Harding Conference Centre University of Canberra Canberra
- 08.04.19 > 12.04.19
AfricaRice 45th Board of Trustees meetingAfricaRice Headquarters Bouaku00e9, Cu00f4te du2019Ivoire