Annual Report 2023: Enabling resilience and sustainability in food systems

How the Alliance contributed to enhancing food systems in 2023

Resilience throughout our work 

We all felt the effects of the climate crisis firsthand in 2023, the hottest year on record. Conflict and climate change-induced shocks put vulnerable people at greater risk, underscoring the need for transformative food systems that can empower communities and institutions to be resilient: to build their capacity to adapt, and flourish. 


Climate Action


Sustainable Land Use

Climate Action

Enhancing climate resilience encompasses multiple scales: providing information to smallholder farmers, linking entrepreneurs to climate-smart agriculture and better business models, as well as changing how we breed crops, and influencing policy and decision-making.  



A cornerstone of resilient food systems is sustainable use of agrobiodiversity. From trees to seeds, we aim to ensure that diverse plant genetic resources, crop species and varieties, and complex food production systems are supplying tangible benefits to farmers and consumers. 


Sustainable Land Use

Erosion, deforestation, and more put our ecosystems at risk. By regenerating and restoring soil, forests, and landscapes, we can enhance our lands’ ability to provide valuable ecosystem services and support life. 


Explore Alliance Highlights in 2023:

The Alliance’s work is made possible by global, national, and local collaboration. We invite you to view a list of our partners and Board. 

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The charitable arm of the Alliance engages the growing number of philanthropists who want to support game-changing research into how we create a more sustainable, equitable, and inclusive global food system.  

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Total Implemented

USD 171.3 MM

For CGIAR Initiatives

USD 56.6 MM

Reserves increased to

112 days

For bilateral projects

USD 108.4 MM

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Our role in CGIAR


During 2023, the Alliance continued to play a significant role in the delivery of CGIAR’s portfolio of research initiatives, contributing our expertise on a range of topics from climate change and agroecology, to plant health and agronomy.  


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