CGIAR Portfolio 2017-2022 – Transforming global agriculture and food systems

CGIAR has launched its new research portfolio, comprised of 11 Research Programs and 3 Platforms, that represents the second generation of CGIAR’s multidimensional work streams. The CGIAR Portfolio 2017-2022 aims to reducing rural poverty, improve food and nutrition security and improve natural resources and ecosystem services. It maintains momentum in selected areas while placing renewed … More CGIAR Portfolio 2017-2022 – Transforming global agriculture and food systems

Shaping the Future of Agriculture and Food Together

By MARK HOLDERNESS, GFAR Executive Secretary This article on GFAR’s role was originally published on the G20 Portal on the occasion of the 2017 G20 Summit held 4–5 September 2016 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.   We all know that humanity faces huge challenges in achieving sustainable development and that we must act now. Our agri-food systems, and our very … More Shaping the Future of Agriculture and Food Together

Developing an Integration and Coordination Mechanism for CGIAR Research in Ghana

From 2nd – 3rd March, 2016, Ghana research stakeholders converged at Coconut grove Hotel in Accra for a National Consultation Workshop on Developing an Integration Plan and Coordination Mechanism for CGIAR Research to Support Agricultural Development in Ghana.This workshop was at the invitation of the consortium on CGIAR organisations in Ghana. The CGIAR is a … More Developing an Integration and Coordination Mechanism for CGIAR Research in Ghana

CGIAR on Engaging Possible Stakeholders in Nepal

The CGIAR Research Program (CRP) Phase-I is about to end very soon and Phase-II will be starting from 2017. CGIAR centers (Bioversity, CIFOR, CIMMYT, ICARDA, IRRI, IFPRI and IWMI) all working together in Nepal with the vision of freedom from poverty; hunger and environmental degradation were the organizers of a day long Consultation Meeting on … More CGIAR on Engaging Possible Stakeholders in Nepal

CGIAR country consultations: improving collaboration in agricultural research to support national agricultural development objectives

Frank Place of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM)shares his impressions about the recent CGIAR national consultations. I had the pleasure of attending CGIAR national consultations in Nigeria, Tanzania, and Ethiopia over the past two months. The consultations launched a process to strengthen collaboration among CGIAR centers towards a more collective support … More CGIAR country consultations: improving collaboration in agricultural research to support national agricultural development objectives

Stakeholders in Tanzania happy to be heard in GCARD3 National Consultation

Stakeholders, particularly associated with the agricultural sector, in Tanzania are in total agreement and very supportive of the move by CGIAR to integrate the activities of the different centers and research programs (CRPs) and to better align with the country’s priorities in developing its agriculture sector. And were happy to have their voices heard as … More Stakeholders in Tanzania happy to be heard in GCARD3 National Consultation

Integration for Food Security and Poverty Alleviation

It is definitely important and beneficial when activities in the research sphere fit in and meet the needs and priorities of its target group. When looked at holistically, it is important that research institutions, whether international, regional or national, ensure their research and results meet the need of the countries where they find themselves. This … More Integration for Food Security and Poverty Alleviation