By: Juan Lucas Restrepo, Director General of the Alliance, and Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Chair, Alliance Board of Trustees
"Ensuring our population has access to healthy, sustainable food is one of the world’s greatest priorities, not only due to the pandemic’s ongoing impact on economies and health, but also the increasing threats of climate change and biodiversity loss.
Food system transformation is not only necessary, but imperative. If done correctly, food system transformation will improve human lives, preserve and improve ecosystems, and make significant contributions to fixing the climate crisis."
The Alliance posted a
USD 2.4 million surplus in 2020.
We are on strong financial footing for 2021 and beyond.
The Alliance set a record for scientific publications in 2020 by publishing 324 journal articles, a 7.3% increase over 2019. More than 80% of the articles are open access.
The Alliance’s media coverage in 2020 grew substantially with a wide variety of top-tier news outlets covering our work in several languages across the globe.
With 20,900 new followers, we reached almost 200,000 total social media followers.
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.
The Alliance is proud to be part of the CGIAR network of agricultural research centers. 2020 marked the first full year of progress towards One CGIAR, an ambitious reformulation of CGIAR partnerships, knowledge, assets and global presence, aiming for greater integration in the face of the interdependent challenges facing today’s world.
This transformative approach to food, land, and water systems is outlined in the CGIAR 2030 Research and Innovation Strategy.