Open call: impact evaluations of CGIAR research

The CGIAR Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) announced a two-stage call for proposals on experimental impact evaluations of CGIAR research. SPIA invites researchers from academic institutions and from CGIAR Centers or CGIAR Research Programs to submit proposals for impact evaluation projects that are based on an experimental design (randomized design or natural experiments). While the >> Read more

CGIAR Commits to Mainstreaming Breeding for Mineral & Vitamin Traits

(Cross-posted from, written by Frank Rijsberman.) When HarvestPlus started ten years ago as a joint program of CIAT and IFPRI, with the goal of tackling hidden hunger caused by a lack of vital minerals and vitamins in the diet through biofortification, they faced some big challenges:   Would it be possible to develop staple food crops with high enough mineral or >> Read more

McDermott Discusses A4NH at CGIAR Fund Office seminar

For an installment of the CGIAR Fund office Brown Bag (BBL) Seminar Series, A4NH Director John McDermott led a panel discussion yesterday about the role that agriculture can play in achieving health and nutrition goals.