In today’s world, more than 800 million are acutely or chronically undernourished. The number of people suffering from micronutrient malnutrition, or ‘hidden hunger,’ is even greater, around 2 billion. CGIAR’s ambitious research for development agenda was specifically designed to address such challenges by improving agricultural outputs and practices, including better crops, livestock, aquaculture and agro-forestry. CGIAR’s mission is to advance agri-food science and innovation to enable poor people, especially women, to increase agricultural productivity and resilience; share in economic growth and feed and nourish themselves and their families better; and manage natural resources in the face of climate change and other threats.
CGIAR’s new strategy reflects fundamental changes in the world and addresses how research by CGIAR and its partners will deliver major results by 2030, including reducing the number of hungry and poor people by 150 million and 100 million, respectively, at least 50% of whom will be women, and preventing 190 million hectares of land from degradation.
The seminar will include an overview of CGIAR’s four cross-cutting priorities that are critical to attaining its development goals: (i) mitigate and adapt to climate change risks and shocks; (ii) ensure gender and youth equity and inclusion; (iii) strengthen the policy and institution enabling environment; and (iv) develop the capacity of national partners and beneficiaries. The forum will also provide an opportunity to discuss the progress being made in improving rice varieties in Africa and Asia, aand how CGIAR will strengthen partnership with the private sector through its Strategic Results Framework, and in the new Research Programs.
World Bank Tokyo Office
Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Yasusuke Tsukagoshi, Special Representative, Japan, World Bank Group
Masahito Enomoto, Senior Special Advisor, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Jonathan Wadsworth, Executive Secretary, CGIAR Fund Council
Masa Iwanaga, President, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
Kazuo N. Watanabe, Ph.D., Director and Professor, Gene Research Center & Faculty of Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba
- The CGIAR Fund - Key assets and benefits of CGIAR (PDF)
- The CGIAR Fund - Returns to Investment in CGIAR Research: Examples of Impact (PDF)
- Strategy and Results Framework "Harnessing New Opportunities" 2016-2030 (PDF)
CGIAR is a global research partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food-secure future, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, development organizations and the private sector. CGIAR research is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving human health and nutrition, and ensuring sustainable management of natural resources. The CGIAR Fund supports research carried out by a consortium of 15 international agricultural research centers working closely with hundreds of partners through CGIAR Research Programs.