For decades, Germany has been a reliable partner in international agricultural research to support sustainable food systems transformation. With GIZ and KfW among the implementers, BMZ has funded numerous bilateral projects, has committed to fund the new, large-scale initiatives of One CGIAR, and supports experts at international agricultural research centers. Under the CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) and continuing with the One CGIAR reform process and related initiatives, CGIAR research has combined food systems research and innovations with a strong policy interface, informing a growing number of policies and impacting more livelihoods than ever before.
At this important juncture in which Germany has a new government and CGIAR has announced its complete portfolio of One CGIAR initiatives, it is useful to identify joint research-for-development opportunities for collaboration between Germany and CGIAR, particularly given the growing food insecurity, malnutrition, and climate crisis. A key area of deliberation will involve further improving the science-policy interface for research to better communicate and inform agricultural policies, strategies, and implementation toward sustainable food system transformation in the face of multiple crises at country, regional, and global levels.
This webinar focuses on the importance of international food systems research and the science-policy interface for advancing key actions in Germany’s strategic directions for agriculture and food and in One CGIAR strategy and initiatives. It will showcase CGIAR’s work and contributions to Germany’s international cooperation in the area of agriculture, food systems, and food security, and will identify joint priorities, opportunities, and entry points for collaboration given Germany’s strategic directions and One CGIAR’s initiatives.