Our focus areas
Our work is guided by six strategic objectives, outlined in our 10-Year Strategy 2018–2027:
- Food security and poverty
- Natural resources and climate change
- Human health and nutrition
- Gender equity and women’s empowerment
- Inclusive value chains
- Capacity building
These objectives are more relevant and urgent than ever and reflect our work to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods through agricultural research-for-development.
While each project is managed within one of our nine program areas, it also addresses several or all strategic objectives. The following section outlines each strategic objective, its relevance and highlights for the year.
Goals for global action
In 2015, world leaders signed on to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, a set of 17 goals designed to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change.
Agriculture is essential for achieving these goals and is central to our vision of reducing poverty and improving livelihoods. We actively contribute to 12 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals through our collaborative international research partnerships.