Thirty-three new CGIAR Initiatives announced to help radically realign food, land, and water systems
Jul 26 2021
Rome, Italy (July 26, 2021) – Today at the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) 2021 Pre-Summit, CGIAR announces an exciting new research and innovation portfolio to transform food, land, and water systems in a climate crisis.
The portfolio, currently comprising 33 Initiatives, sets out the future focus of a unified and more impactful One CGIAR. Through these new Initiatives, CGIAR builds on its 50-year track record of research and innovations that have changed the world, improving food and nutrition security for the world’s most vulnerable people and lifting millions out of poverty.
The announcement comes at a pivotal moment. As the Pre-Summit kicks off, COVID-19 variants and climate change are ravaging the globe, severely impacting countries in the Global South, where food systems and the people who depend on them are already struggling. But with growing recognition of the role of, and impacts on, food systems in both the coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis, we have an important window of opportunity to take action. The UNFSS builds on this opportunity, bringing together diverse actors from around the world to leverage the power of food systems.