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One CGIAR-integrated partnership

14th October, 2023 Environment

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  • The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has joined the One CGIAR integrated partnership.


  • CGIAR (formerly the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research) is a global partnership.


  • CGIAR research aims to reduce rural poverty, increase food security, improve human health and nutrition, and sustainable management of natural resources.


  • It unites international organizations engaged in research about food security.


  • Funding is provided by national governments, multilateral funding and development agencies and leading private foundations.


  • CGIAR works to help meet the global targets laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals with an emphasis on five areas of impact:
    1. Nutrition, Health, and Food Security
    2. Poverty Reduction, Livelihoods, and Jobs
    3. Gender Equality, Youth, and Social Inclusion
    4. Climate Adaptation and Mitigation
    5. Environmental Health and Biodiversity


  • CGIAR's mission is to deliver science and innovation that advance the transformation of food, land, and water systems in a climate crisis.

The One CGIAR reform

  • The concept of a unified and integrated "One CGIAR" was approved by the CGIAR System Council (November 2019) to adapt to rapidly changing global conditions.
  • The fragmented nature of CGIAR's governance and institutions had limited the System's ability to respond to increasingly interconnected challenges.
  • One CGIAR includes unified governance and management through a reconstituted System Management Board and a new Executive Management Team.