A message from our leaders
"We invite you to explore this year’s Annual Report to discover how CGIAR is addressing the urgent challenges posed by the growing insecurities we face today, including those posed by climate change."
Claudia Sadoff, CGIAR Executive Managing Director (to 31 July 2023)
Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, CGIAR System Board Chair
CGIAR Research and Innovation
In 2022, CGIAR launched a new portfolio of Research Initiatives. Drawing on half a century of expertise and a network of partnerships that spans the globe, the new portfolio channels our collective research efforts toward making real impact where it counts.
Bengal Water Machine reform offers hope for millions of farmers
Recommendations based on CGIAR research aim to provide alternatives to restrictive policies that have limited groundwater use in Bangladesh, where food security challenges remain.
Source: CGIAR Research Initiative results accessed via the CGIAR Results Dashboard in September 2023. Does not include results from non-pooled funding.
Explore the CGIAR Results Dashboard
Together with partners, CGIAR contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals across five key Impact Areas. In 2022, a Platform was established for each Impact Area to focus efforts on research and innovation that can have real, lasting, and positive impact, and be brought to scale to meet the urgent challenges of the climate crisis.
Hotspot mapping charts path for
women’s climate resilience
The CGIAR GENDER Impact Platform developed a methodology for mapping climate, agriculture, and gender inequality hotspots.
Partnerships are crucial to the way we work – whether with small-scale farmers and associations, national universities and governments, or networks that span the globe. CGIAR works with a network of partners in six key regions to jointly address challenges to food, land, and water systems posed by climate change, matching CGIAR capabilities to regional demand.
Partnerships for impact
In 2022, we strengthened the way we work with others to meet common goals.
AfricaRice: The World Bank-funded AICCRA project increases yield & income for more than 150,000 farmers in Mali
ICARDA: A Green Light for Desert Farming Collaboration
IFPRI: Amid Climate Change, Biofortified Wheat Offers A Solution For Food Security in Pakistan
IITA: IAA prioritizes smallholder farmers with climate-smart and GAP training
ILRI: Shedding light on African livestock systems' greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate their environmental impact
CIMMYT: Climate change slows wheat breeding progress for yield and wide adaptation, new study finds
CIP: Change agents and better seeds lead to sweetpotato success in Tanzania
IRRI: New countries from Asia and the Pacific join Seeds Without Borders Initiative
IWMI: Turning the tide on drought in Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco
Alliance Bioversity & CIAT: Ground-breaking new genebank unveiled in Colombia to help climate proof food systems across the tropics
WorldFish: Climate-adapted livelihoods and nutrition with Artemia in Bangladesh
In 2022, our operations teams fine-tuned our performance, from more transparent funding and governance to greater diversity and inclusion, and better use of digital and data assets.
As we continue our transition to One CGIAR, our Internal Audit and Advisory Services teams provide valuable oversight and assurance, ensuring best practice both within our organization, and in our engagement with others.