• Wicked Problems Demand Systems Thinking and Innovation in Partnerships

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  • CGIAR Appoints Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda as System Board Chair

    Following the decision of Marco Ferroni to retire and step down from his position as CGIAR System Board Chair, CGIAR is pleased to announce that current Board member Lindiwe Majele Sibanda will succeed him in January 2023.  

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  • Opinion: If COP 27 Ignores Farmers, Global Food Security will Suffer

    There is an urgent need to support communities — and the farmers who feed them — who are hit hardest and fastest by climate change.

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  • Abidjan II: African Development Bank, African Union Commission, CGIAR, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa Join Forces to Strengthen Africa’s Food Systems

    Agreement boosts efforts to equip farmers with much-needed technologies.

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  • CGIAR Welcomes Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s $1.4 Billion Pledge to Climate Adaptation

    To support this project – and recognizing the significant contribution CGIAR makes to accelerating the development of innovations to tackle climate change – the Foundation is working to double the budget for CGIAR’s agriculture research.

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  • CGIAR Country, Region and Funding Partners Signal Strong Support for Integration

    A united, integrated CGIAR seen as vital to enabling farmers to meet 21st century challenges.

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  • The Economist: Farmers Have Stayed Ahead of Climate Change so far; with Help (including from CGIAR) They may Continue to

    The Economist spotlights work enabling farmers to adapt to climate change in its pre-COP27 report.

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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