UK-CGIAR Research Areas

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Research Areas and project titles

1. Crop genetic improvement for future climate resilience

Project title

Leveraging genetic innovations for accelerated breeding of climate
resilient and nutritious crops


UK scientific institutions

John Innes Centre

Norwich Institute of Sustainable Development

CGIAR Partners



Further consortium partners

Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO)

Agricultural Research Centre (ARC), Egypt

Qauid-I-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan

Agricultural Genomics Insitute at Chenzhen (AGIS), China

2. Confronting climate change and environmental degradation through sustainable crop management and climate-smart agronomic practices

Project title

iSPARK: innovation in sustainability, policy, adaptation and resilience in


UK scientific institution

University of Leeds

CGIAR partners

International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

3. Enhancing nutrition

Project title

Fruits and Vegetables for Sustainable Healthy Diets (FRESH) – Expanded Network with UK Partners (FRESH-EN UP)


UK science institution

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Local partners

Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)

4. Livestock improvement, animal health, nutrition and welfare

Project title

Defining new phenotypes for forage and crop by-products improvement based on rumen function and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.


UK scientific institution


CGIAR partner

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)