Amidst growing global awareness and landmark discussions that spotlighted the central role of sustainable food systems in mitigating climate change and biodiversity loss, the Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT continued to implement impactful research across Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
By Juan Lucas Restrepo and Julia Marton-Lefèvre
Many topics in the headlines are not new to us — sustainable food systems, agricultural and food biodiversity, climate resilience, gender inclusion – but the way we approach them as a research and innovation organization is constantly evolving. In this year’s Annual Report, we are pleased to share with you a selection of achievements from 2021, particularly those that will continue to have an impact in the coming years and decades.
2021 was a momentous year for global collaborations on food systems, climate change and biodiversity. We brought our scientific expertise to bear when informing policymakers, the private sector, and others during the UN Food Systems Summit, COP26, and our 2nd International Agrobiodiversity Congress.
We stayed engaged with our stakeholders and partners around the globe with particular attention to women, indigenous peoples, and other groups at risk of further marginalization during the pandemic.
Check out some of the Alliance's top 2021 stories by clicking on the map below.
The Alliance remained financially robust in 2021, increasing research implementation 22% from the previous year.
The Alliance’s successes would not be possible without the support of our hundreds of partners and funders. We wish to extend our sincerest thanks for your continued support in advancing the missions of the Alliance and CGIAR.
Alliance researchers were prolific in 2021, producing 1,025 outputs with wide-reaching attention and impact.
A key way that we document on-the-ground impact to beneficiaries is through Outcome Impact Case Reports.
Click below to learn about the 47 reports the Alliance delivered last year.
Now more than ever, news and social media play a critical role in raising visibility about the interlinked challenges we face – and the solutions offered by agricultural research. Press coverage of our publications, combined with social media engagement, broadened the Alliance’s reach and impact during 2021.
We were cited by international sources including National Geographic, CNN, Forbes, and Scientific American, plus regional news networks.
With 187,086 total followers across our channels, we counted 1,478,405 views of our updates.
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In the second year of progress towards One CGIAR, an ambitious reformulation of its global network of research centers and expertise, CGIAR has launched a new portfolio of 33 research initiatives to strategically address interconnected global challenges.
Click below to learn about the initiatives that the Alliance is proud to be leading or co-leading.