CGIAR researchers combine forces to reduce the damage of banana disease in Uganda

Bananas and plantains (Musa spp.) provide a major source of food and income for over 30 million people in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA). Uganda produces an estimated 10 million tonnes annually valued at about US$550 million. Most ECA bananas are domestically consumed with the highest global per capita consumption of over 200 kg. Banana Xanthomonas >> Read more

2016 CGIAR Annual Report: Innovations for Global Food Security

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.

PIM in the CGIAR Research Portfolio 2017-2022

The newly launched CGIAR Research Portfolio tackles growing complexity of agricultural development challenges. 14 global research programs and platforms will take more collaborative, data-driven and cross-cutting approach over six-year horizon. 

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

Frank Place 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 of national agricultural research and development goals.

In focus: Jobs in agriculture for young people

As we at CGIAR design the second phase of CGIAR Research Programs (2017-2022), we are incorporating issues newly requiring increased attention. Employment—and especially jobs for young people—is one such area. Automation and expansion of information and communication technologies (ICT) bring clear benefits, including to the world’s poor. But they also appear to be reducing the number >> Read more