Food prices could double due to climate change
Building climate resilience
Highest risk of hunger (2030-50 projections)
More than 300 million poor and malnourished live in the target ecologies
Improving natural resources & ecosystem
Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for the largest share (22%) of the global cost of land degradation of US$ 300 billion
199 million stunted children in the target regions of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
News & updates
There is a demand for high-oleic groundnut varieties particularly by the food processing industry for its enhanced shelf-life benefits and by consumers for health benefits. To contribute to the CGIAR sub-IDO “Increased availability of diverse nutrient-rich foods”, a...read more
What are Golden Eggs? The R4D “products” developed during 10 years of CGIAR’s Research Programs/Platform, including breakthrough tools, technologies, prototypes, practices, policy options, networks and methods that are at a stage of application are considered as the...read more
Cereal-legume value chain stakeholders in WCA meet to develop demand-driven and gender-responsive product profiles
Under the AVISA project funded by the Gates Foundation and USAID, supported by CRP-GLDC ICRISAT’s Gender Research Program recently brought together breeders, value chain stakeholders and social scientists from Mali, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Nigeria to define priority...read more
Giri Poshana for Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) launched. Over 16,000 children, adolescent girls, pregnant women, and lactating mothers from tribal communities are set to benefit from a nutrition intervention in Telangana, India. ICRISAT’s Agribusiness...read more
Pearl millet and sorghum are the staple food crops in Sahelian countries with 80% of cultivated area and more than 49% of food consumption needs being covered by these crops. “Putting the required tools and technologies in the hands of farmers to achieve food security...read more
Monitoring and tracking of the key drivers as well as the outcomes of food systems transformation is critical for the transformation to be sustainable and inclusive. Due to close linkages among sectors, the risk levels on both supply and consumption sides also need to...read more
GLDC mission and vision
Discover ways to transform underperforming agri-food systems in the target ecologies of South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa into well-functioning systems.
Deliver greater crop technologies, productivity and economic gains from market linkages and value chain development.
GLDC Research is communicated through collaborative work by the participating centres, highlighting our constant emphasis on partnerships and collaboration. Watch this space as we share some unique ideas that highlight the broad thematic areas and solutions.
Young people from Kiembara’s artisanal gold sites return to agriculture (English)
Ensures that GLDC research is demand-driven, outcome-focused, inclusive and scalable with high potential for large impact contributing to the Strategy and Results Framework (SRF) and System Level Outcomes (SLOs).
Improves the profitability, productivity and sustainability of smallholder farming systems using on-farm and in-household innovation to ensure household nutritional security and enhanced income generation through integrated crop, tree and livestock production systems.
Strengthens agri-food system mechanisms to respond and adapt to context-specific and evolving needs of women, men and young farmers, value chain and governance actors.
High-yielding, nutrient-dense and market-preferred GLDC varieties and hybrids will be made locally available and utilized by women, men and young farmers and value chain actors.
Widens the genetic base of GLDC crops and provides an extensive tool kit of modern genomics, genetic enhancement, breeding tools and high precision phenotyping for efficient breeding.
Analyses the agroecological and social context of the common bean crop, and develops and disseminates new varieties within a production-to-consumption corridor approach.
Projected outcomes (2022-2030)
Farm households adopt
2022 8.9 million
2030 21.7 million
2022 4.4 million
2030 11.8 million
Meet daily nutritional needs
2022 12.7 million
2030 24.8 million
Cumulative carbon inputs to soils
2020 4.9 million tons
2030 13.1 million tons