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
Discussion sessions with Nigerian Agriculture Minister “Concrete outcomes of research are indispensable tools in sourcing funds for agricultural research”, – Mr Manir Babba Dan’agundi, Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture Colleges and Institutions....read more
Millets have sometimes been hailed as the next quinoa but researchers collating a global database of millet products have found this ancient grain to be orchestrating a silent food revolution that could see quinoa outstripped. The “Millet Finder”, launched today,...read more
Trade-offs along food value-chains: anticipate the unintended for better food and nutrition security
How to achieve Sustainable Development Goal no. 2, Zero Hunger, by 2030 Ambitious food value-chain initiatives pursue multiple development objectives of reducing poverty, malnutrition and environmental footprint by increasing smallholders’ productivity and incomes...read more
Locusts, Fall armyworm, wheat blast, banana Fusarium wilt Tropical Race 4 and UG99 - a virulent strain of wheat stem rust, are some of the emerging crop health threats that require to be addressed efficiently to safeguard food security. This was emphasized by...read more
A training session for farmers in Niger. In order to guide farmers in Niger to make better informed decisions about their farming activities, a training on Gross Margin Analysis was organized to empower them with necessary skills to determine their farms’...read more
Taking a Country-Level Approach to Documenting Diffusion of Agricultural Innovations in Ethiopia Shining a Brighter Light: Comprehensive Evidence on Adoption and Diffusion of CGIAR-Related Innovations in Ethiopia is a new report that focuses on the success of...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)
50% women beneficiaries
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