2023 Annual report How the Alliance contributed to enhancing resilient food systems in 2023

We all felt the effects of the climate crisis firsthand in 2023, the hottest year on record. Conflict and climate change-induced shocks interrupted food production, distribution, and consumption, putting vulnerable people at greater risk. More than ever, this underscored the need for transformative food systems that empower communities and institutions to be resilient: in other words, to build their capacity to adapt and flourish in the face of shocks.

Resilience in food systems is a theme that weaves through all the Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT’s research areas. You can find resilience embedded within each of our main objectives: 

  • Sustainably managing farms, forests, and landscapes in the face of climate change; 
  • Safeguarding and using agricultural biodiversity; 
  • Ensuring consumers’ access to diverse, nutritious, and safe foods; 
  • Developing inclusive, innovative, and diversified agri-food markets. 

This year, as our scientists are at the forefront of implementing the Alliance and CGIAR research strategies, we invited them to share their innovations and achievements, organized across the interconnected areas of climate action, agrobiodiversity, and sustainable land use.

Our impact in 2023 was catalyzed by key enablers of change: digital innovation, sustainable finance and gender and social inclusion strategies, which we invite you to explore below.

Thank you to our many colleagues, partners, and supporters who make this work possible.  

Juan Lucas Restrepo

Director General of the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, Trustee for Bioversity International UK/USA