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
The past decade has seen a renewed and more comprehensive interest in gender equality and women’s empowerment in agricultural development. This drive has created a unique opportunity to advance gender equality and institutionalize gender research within agricultural...read more
A factsheet detailing ICARDA's success at relay-cropping lentil and quinoa crops in Morocco has been added to the World Overview of Conservation Approach and Technologies (WOCAT), which database compiles over 1500 sustainable land management practices. For this...read more
Researchers examining the nutritional benefits of millets have found that these “smart foods” can boost growth in children and adolescents by 26 – 39% when they replace rice in standard meals. The results suggest that millets can significantly contribute to overcoming...read more
Sènèkèla/Sandji mobile-based services make climate and agro-advisory information available to farmers under the CSAT project to significantly aid crucial on-farm decisions so that smallholders get more from their farms. A group of farmers in Mali’s Sikasso region...read more
Improved varieties are helping increase groundnut production, farm incomes, improving lives and empowering women in Mali’s major groundnut producing hubs of Kayes and Sikasso, where lack of access to such varieties had contributed to low yields of less than 1 ton/ha,...read more
High-yielding sorghum with grain yield between 1.8 to 2 t/ha and dry fodder yield of 7 to 12t/ha and biofortified pearl millet with yield potential of up to 1.2 to 1.5 t/ha captured the attention of farmers and seed producers from six villages at a farmers’ field day...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.
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