The CGIAR Research Portfolio 2017-2021 is structured around two linked clusters of challenge-led research.
Agri-Food Systems CGIAR Research Programs
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.
Global Integrating Programs
The second cluster consists of four cross-cutting Global Integrating Programs framed to work closely with the Agri-Food Systems Programs within relevant agro-ecological systems.
Research Support Platforms
Three research support Platforms will also underpin the research of the whole system. A Call was made for Proposals for a fourth research support Platform, the CGIAR Gender Equality in Food Systems Research Platform, approved by the System Management Board. This Platform will begin its implementation period in January 2020.