CGIAR Portfolio

Climate change threatens food systems around the world, posing risks of increased hunger, malnutrition, and poverty, yet food systems produce almost a third of greenhouse gas emissions globally. We must change the way we produce, process, distribute and consume food, both to adapt to new extremes and, mitigate further damage.

It’s time to innovate.

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 and innovation efforts toward real impact where it counts.



Following our 2030 Research and Innovation Strategy, the new Portfolio situates CGIAR in an evolving global context, and responds to the demand to work collectively as One CGIAR and with partners to transform our food, land, and water systems in a climate crisis. It is put into action through the 2022-24 Investment Prospectus, which commits resources and pooled funding to the Initiatives as prioritized areas of investment.

In 2022, through better organizational coherence and closer partnerships, we drew together all of our capabilities and assets, forged ahead with new Research Initiatives to deliver real and targeted impact, and changed our internal practices and reporting methods to improve and communicate our performance.

We are focused on delivering in five Impact Areas: Climate, Environment, Gender, Nutrition, and Poverty.

And we are already starting to see results: 32 new Research Initiatives and their coordinating Impact Platforms submitted annual reports in 2022, and reported their Key Results Stories, demonstrating impact toward targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Overall, the results show a united and cohesive One CGIAR, working together with partners more effectively than ever to advance our collective goals – with the numbers and evidence to prove it.

Portfolio Narrative 2022

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2022 CGIAR Technical Report

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