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YOU’VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF CGIAR, BUT THEY ARE ESSENTIAL TO FEEDING OUR FUTURE 

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17905

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Climate change and Dryland stresses, Policy & Institutions, Nutrition

Crops

Dryland cereals, Grain legumes

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa

Global Date

09/Jul/2019

Title

YOU’VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF CGIAR, BUT THEY ARE ESSENTIAL TO FEEDING OUR FUTURE

Keywords

Smart Food, Green Revolution, Food security, Nutrition, Agriculture Research, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, BMGF, CGIAR, CIFOR, ICARDA, CIAT, ICRISAT, IFPRI, IITA, ILRI, CIMMYT, CIP, IRRI, IWMI, ICRAF, Climate, Sustaining Food availability, Malnutrition.

Language

English

New

Asia Program, West & Central Africa program, Eastern & Southern Africa Program, Genetic Gains Program, Innovation systems for the Drylands

Size of PDF

481 kB

Story Partners

CIFOR, ICARDA, CIAT, ICRISAT, IFPRI, IITA, ILRI, CIMMYT, CIP, IRRI, IWMI, ICRAF

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

https://www.icrisat.org/youve-probably-never-heard-of-cgiar-but-they-are-essential-to-feeding-our-future/

Story Published Date

09/Jul/2019

Story Lead Center

CGIAR

Type

Corporate

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/youve-probably-never-heard-of-cgiar-but-they-are-essential-to-feeding-our-future/

Description

More than 50 years ago, CGIAR’s research into high-yielding, disease-resistant rice and wheat launched the Green Revolution, saving more than a billion people from starvation. In the years since then, their work on everything from livestock and potatoes to rice and maize has helped reduce poverty, increase food security, and improve nutrition. Never heard of CGIAR? You’re not alone. It’s an organization that defies easy brand recognition. For starters, its name is often mistaken for “cigar,” suggesting a link to the tobacco industry. And it doesn’t help that CGIAR is not a single organization, but a network of 15 independent research centers, most referred to by their own confusing acronyms.

SDG

01-No_Poverty, 02-Zero_Hunger, 03-Good_Health_and_Well_Being, 04-Quality_Education, 05-Gender_Equality, 06-Clean_water_and_Sanitation, 07-Affordable_and_Clean_Energy, 08-Decent_Work_and_Economic_Growth, 09-Industry_Innovation_and_Infrastructure, 10-Reduced_Inequalities, 11-Sustainable_Cities_and_Communities, 12-Responsible_Consumption_and_Production, 13-Climate_Action, 15-Life_On_Land, 16-Peace_Justice_and_Strong_Institutions, 17-Partnerships_For_The_Goals

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