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Reducing hunger

Highest risk of hunger (2030-50 projections)

More than 300 million poor and malnourished live in the target ecologies

Reducing poverty

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

Reducing malnutrition

News & updates

Cowpea receives more research support

Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), also known as black eyed pea or niebé, is a legume crop grown by peasant farmers in the dry savannah areas of sub-Saharan Africa. Because of the high protein content in its grains, cowpea is commonly regarded as poor man’s meat. This hardy...

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African farmers helping to grow quality seed for ‘neglected’ crops

Though Uganda has some of the lowest agricultural productivity in the world, efforts to bring smallholder farmer groups into the seed production process are helping to reverse that dismal standing. In the process, some farming regions have been transformed from hungry, poverty-stricken outposts to vibrant communities.

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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.

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Leveraging farmer household aspirations to target and scale agricultural innovations

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Young people from Kiembara’s artisanal gold sites return to agriculture (English)

Flagship Programs 

Priority Setting and Impact Acceleration (FP1)

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).

Transforming Agri-Food Systems (FP2)

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.

Integrated Farm and Household Management (FP3)

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.

Variety and Hybrid Development (FP4)

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.

Pre-Breeding and Trait Discovery (FP5)

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.

Cross-cutting areas 

Projected outcomes (2022-2030)

50% women beneficiaries

Farm households adopt
improved varieties

2022 8.9 million
2030 21.7 million

Exit poverty
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

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