2021 marks the last year of FTA as a CGIAR CRP. It has a set of operational priorities which structure its program of work. These priorities address key development demands and knowledge gaps concerning the implementation of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement on climate change. These operational priorities have each a 3-yr operational workplan 2019-2021, with a detailed list of activities and outputs, identifying clearly those funded by W1W2. 2021 was therefore also the closing year of these triannual plans, mainly directed to finalizing projects and studies synthetising results and bringing these to the next users. Overall in 2021, FTA produced 509 publications, of which 464 open access, 213 peer-reviewed and 192 ISI journal articles. FTA delivered, in 2021, 23 major innovations and 19 major contributions to policies. FTA also wrapped-up its COVID-19 Rapid Research Response, releasing a set of key studies looking at impacts and ways to build resilience.