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Designer Crops of the Future Must Be Better Tailored for Women in Agriculture

Partner news | | 24/7/2022

For all the progress that scientists have made in breeding crops that feed more people, these breakthroughs typically elude a core demographic in low-income countries that rely on agriculture: women. Advances in seed genetics are estimated to be...

With the right tools, tech and shared services, crop breeding will be key to solving global challenges

Partner news | Misha Nicholas | 21/6/2022

Not many organizations can claim to have saved a billion lives. But CGIAR’s crop breeding work has been credited with doing just that. Its research catalyzed the Green Revolution by developing high-...

Solving for Zero: CGIAR Research Highlighted Among Climate Innovations to Meet Net Zero Emissions

Partner news | | 20/4/2022

Agriculture is one of the five main greenhouse gas-emitting sectors where innovations can be found to reach net-zero emissions, according to the new documentary and ten-part miniseries “Solving for Zero: The Search for...

CGIAR Mourns Barbara H. Wells, Leading Expert in Genetic Innovation, Agriculture, and Forestry Research

Partner news | | 17/2/2022

Dr. Wells’ distinguished career in the agriculture and forestry research and innovation sectors spanned more than 30 years. She joined CGIAR in 2014 as Director General of CIP. Among many achievements...

CGIAR Annual Performance Report 2020 now available online

Partner news | | 1/8/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic made 2020 a challenging year, placing considerable strain on global food systems. A new online report, CGIAR Annual Performance Report 2020: Growing Resilience for a Better Future, details how CGIAR worked with partners to respond to shocks to food security...

Crops to End Hunger: Accelerating Seed Delivery through Sustainable Seed Systems

Partner news | | 25/7/2021

This morning, in a virtual panel discussion organized by Agrilinks, a group of breeding and seed experts from the private and public sectors reviewed the ideas presented in a recent White Paper drafted by the Crops to End Hunger...

New CGIAR Initiatives announced to help radically realign food, land, and water systems

Partner news | | 25/7/2021

Today at the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) 2021 Pre-Summit, CGIAR announces an exciting new research and innovation prospectus to transform food, land, and water systems in a climate crisis. The prospectus of...


Partner news | | 10/7/2021

The modernization of crop breeding techniques, coupled with technological leaps and the wealth of genetic diversity contained in genebanks, is crucial to achieving more resilient and efficient farms and lessening the reliance on food imports. ICARDA can now produce up to...

New portal for gender-responsive agricultural research for development

Partner news | | 2/6/2021

A new portal launched by the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) guides how we can develop critical questions and methods for agricultural research that take these gender differences and power dynamics into consideration.

Researchers identify optimal strategy to maximize genomic estimated breeding values

Partner news | | 2/3/2021

The ultimate challenge for crop breeders is to increase genetic gain of a crop: literally, to increase the crop’s yield on farmers’ fields. Wheat and maize breeders from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)...