Six areas of emphasis (flagships):
Flagship 1: Technological Innovation and Sustainable Intensification
Foresight modeling for climate change, new technologies, and shifts in demand ● Policy options, investment, and regulatory reform to support agricultural innovation ● New approaches to meeting farmers’ needs for information.
Flagship 2: Economywide Factors Affecting Agricultural Growth and Rural Transformation
Policy options to promote inclusive rural growth and transformation ● Agriculture as a source of jobs as well as food ● Public investments for vibrant rural areas ● The political economy of agricultural policy reforms.
Flagship 3: Inclusive and Efficient Value Chains
Making food markets work for the poor ● Evaluating the impact of trade policies on value chains, income, and food security ● Measuring and reducing food losses ● Interventions to improve the efficiency of agricultural value chains ● Innovations in crop insurance that work for poor farmers ● Lessons in scaling up interventions.
Flagship 4: Social Protection for Agriculture and Resilience
Cash, food, or vouchers—which and when? ● Programs that deliver more security and better nutrition at lower cost ● Linking social protection and agricultural development ● What does it mean to graduate? ● What works in fragile and conflict-affected setting?
Flagship 5: Governance of Natural Resources
Strengthening tenure over land, water, trees, and other natural resources for the poor, particularly women ● Facilitating shared use of resources within landscapes ● Governance of natural resources for sustainability and harmony.
Flagship 6: Cross-cutting Gender Research and Coordination
Gender dimensions of agricultural growth and rural transformation ● Women’s empowerment: measurement, why it matters, and how to foster it ● Gender equality in decision making, control of assets, and benefits ● CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research.
Each of the main research topics (‘flagships’) includes several subtopics (‘clusters’) and aims to achieve specific goals that in turn will contribute to the strategic goals of CGIAR as a whole.
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