COLLABORATION WITH CGIAR PARTNERS
CGIAR programs and platforms are designed to align the work of the 15 CGIAR centers and their partners through various multi-disciplinary research initiatives to address the world’s most pressing agricultural development challenges.
ICARDA contributes to the CGIAR portfolio through active participation in the following CRPs:
Wheat – a global alliance for productive, climate-resilient and profitable wheat agri-food systems in lower and middle-income countries.
Livestock – providing research-based solutions to help smallholder farmers, pastoralists, and agro-pastoralists transition to sustainable, resilient livelihoods and to productive enterprises that will help feed future generations.
Water, Land and Ecosystems – a global research-for-development program connecting partners to deliver agricultural solutions that enhance natural resources, and the lives of people who rely on them.
Policies, Institutions and Markets – leading action-oriented research that equips decision-makers with the evidence required to develop food and agricultural policies that better serve the interests of poor producers and consumers.
ICARDA also contributes through its engagement in all three CGIAR research platforms:
- Genebanks – enables CGIAR genebanks to fulfill their legal obligation to conserve and make available accessions of crops and trees on behalf of the global community.
- Excellence in Breeding – modernizing breeding programs for greater impact on food and nutritional security, climate change adaptation, and development.
- Big Data – using big data approaches to solve agricultural development problems faster, better, and at greater scale than before.