CGIAR research is development:
We are catalyzing transformations to create better food systems, which will require an infusion of new knowledge, tools and policies.
Food – the way we grow, catch, transport, process, trade, and consume it – is central to the main challenges facing humanity.We are at crossroads in the world’s food system. Global hunger is on the rise and planetary boundaries are being exceeded. We cannot continue our current trajectory of consuming too little, too much, or the wrong types of food at an unsustainable cost to natural resources, the environment, and human health. We must change course.
We must change course!
This will require a new relationship between food, landscapes and people, backed by science and based on an infusion of knowledge, tools, policies and business models. The global food system can be harnessed to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges.
Many of the world’s poor rely on agriculture and natural resources for food and livelihood. More than 85% of the world’s 1.2 billion youth live in developing countries where meaningful employment and entrepreneurial opportunities are limited – contributing to migration and political insecurity.
CGIAR Harnessing Innovations
To solve these complex challenges, CGIAR partners with governments, national research institutes, civil society and the private sector on 5 global transformations.
CGIAR research is development
Catalyzing these transformations to create better food systems will require an infusion of new knowledge, tools and policies.
Discover our Research centers and portfolio
The 15 CGIAR Research Centers are independent, non-profit research organizations, conducting innovative research. Home to more than 8,000 scientists, researchers, technicians, and staff, CGIAR Research works to create a better future for the world’s poor. Each Center has its own charter, board of trustees, director general, and staff. CGIAR Research Centers are responsible for hands-on research programs and operations guided by policies and research directions set by the System Management Board.
Research Portfolio 2017-2022
The CGIAR Research Portfolio 2017-2022 is structured around two linked clusters of challenge-led research. The first of these is the innovation in Agri-Food Systems which involves adopting an integrated, agricultural systems approach to advancing productivity, sustainability, nutrition and resilience outcomes at scale.
CGIAR System Annual Reports
CGIAR research is made possible by our funders. They contribute to a research partnership with direct impact on the livelihoods of the poor.