2016 CGIAR Annual Report: Innovations for Global Food Security


by PIM

The 2016 CGIAR Annual Report “Innovations for Global Food Security” demonstrates the pivotal role that CGIAR’s Research Centers and Programs collectively play in reducing poverty, enhancing food, and nutrition security and improving natural resources and ecosystem services.

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CGIAR is the largest global partnership addressing agricultural research for development. It works on the ground with farmers in developing countries alongside partners, including national and regional research institutes, academic institutions, development organizations, and the private sector.

The report highlights PIM's Flagship 1 achievements in 2016 in the feature Foresight modeling supports decision-making :

Climate change is expected to affect the price of food and the quality of diets around the world, causing an increase in annual deaths of over 500,000 by 2050. This projection, published in The Lancet, was just one result of foresight modeling work led by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) and various partners, as part of the Global Futures and Strategic Foresight (GFSF) project.

“We work with all 15 CGIAR Research Centers and other partners, using foresight modeling tools to analyze alternative climate, demographic, market and investment future scenarios and explore how new agricultural technologies and policy options can best help to reduce poverty and hunger while protecting natural resources,” explains Keith Wiebe, senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute and head of the GFSF initiative.  Read more>>

The Global Futures & Strategic Foresight (GFSF) project is a CGIAR initiative led by IFPRI and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).