CRP Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals Agri-Food Systems
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
Projected outcomes (2022-2030)
50% women beneficiaries across the project
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
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.
The CRP is logically structured on five Flagship Programs (FP). Informed by purposeful monitoring and evaluation, research planning is driven by the analyzed needs of the targeted agri-food systems.
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.
The five flagship programs of the GLDC are designed to meet our targeted outcomes by following a strategy of best practices. Follow the GLDC Strategy and Results Framework here:
Partnering to effectively strengthen whole value chains: Key focus at the launch of a global program for grain legumes and dryland cereals
Over 150 participants from 25 countries met to identify better models for partnering as part of the launch meeting of the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC). Dr Peter Carberry, Director of GLDC, set the framework from the start, underlining that the Program’s approach is how it can add value to what is already being undertaken.read more