How we work

CGIAR is the world’s largest global agricultural innovation network.

We provide evidence to policy makers, innovation to partners, and new tools to harness the economic, environmental and nutritional power of agriculture.


CGIAR’s strategy defines our three goals: to reduce poverty, improve food and nutrition security, and improve natural resources and ecosystem services. It provides the strategic direction to deliver on our mission and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.



CGIAR research, as global public goods, adhere to stringent policies and guidelines on intellectual asset management, open access, data management and finance, and benefit from the advice of independent advisory and external evaluation bodies.



As an international organization, we value the importance of an enriching and productive working environment, and believe that our employees play an important role in working towards our vision of a world free of poverty, hunger and environmental degradation.


Governance and Management

CGIAR’s governance model distributes strategic direction among several entities, reflecting the diversity of stakeholders within the CGIAR System and the critical importance of ensuring that the voices of our partners inform our actions and decisions.


Meet our Scientists

Our scientists are at the forefront of our research providing evidence to policy makers, innovation to partners and new tools to transform the global food system.