CGIAR System Annual Performance Report 2018: Summarized Report
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CGIAR System Annual Performance Report 2018: Summarized Report. 2019. CGIAR System Organization: Montpellier, France.
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Agriculture is at the heart of both the problems and solutions that link nutrition to climatic and environmental change. The immense challenges demand novel solutions, putting research for development at the center of shared agendas for action and transformation. CGIAR is the world’s largest global agricultural innovation network. In 2018, CGIAR’s 15 Research Programs and Platforms across the CGIAR Portfolio continued their efforts to advance agricultural science and innovation to reduce rural poverty, increase food security, improve human health and nutrition, and ensure more sustainable management of natural resources in the face of climate change and other challenges. CGIAR, active in a global network of partners for agricultural research and development, made critical research contributions to supporting broad-based food security in the face of rapid environmental change during 2018. Drawing on its key assets – scientific skills, unique infrastructure including genebanks, and a worldwide reach – CGIAR worked with partners to generate nearly a thousand scientific innovations and more than two thousand peer-reviewed publications over the year. The primary value of this science is its contribution to positive impact on people’s welfare. 2018 saw the publication of a compilation of 25 rigorous impact assessment studies of CGIAR work from the prior five years. Demonstrated impacts of CGIAR research included a long-run reduction in infant mortality, at 3-5 million infant deaths averted per year, as well as sustained increases in both gross domestic product (GDP) and farmer incomes across multiple countries. Additional impact studies published in 2018 showed, for example, clear impacts of drought-tolerant maize varieties on household incomes and food consumption in Africa’s most populous countries, Nigeria and Ethiopia.
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