Water, land and forests are precious, yet finite, natural resources. Agriculture accounts for about 70% of global water withdrawals and is the biggest cause of forest loss. Additionally, a third of the world’s soil is classified as degraded.

CGIAR and the Sustainable Development Goals

CGIAR research to improve natural resources and ecosystem services contributes strongly to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and targets for the 2030 agenda, to address:


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