Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
The CGIAR is a strategic partnership dedicated to mobilizing agricultural science to reduce poverty, promote agricultural growth and protect the environment. It supports 15 international agricultural research centers that conduct ground breaking work to nourish the future. The centers and their partners generate a wealth of knowledge that enables rural people in developing countries to mitigate climate change and adapt to its impacts. Newly developed crop varieties such as drought tolerant maize and early maturing chickpeas are more resilient to extreme weather, water harvesting and irrigation techniques allow for “more crop per drop”, and mapping areas of vulnerability for crops and fisheries better target adaptation efforts.