Confronting the most urgent and complex challenges
Our three signature strengths — wellbeing and inclusion; environmental sustainability; and food and nutritional security — are recognized within the field of global development as leading challenges in this century. Among the current Sustainable Development Goals, equity and environmental integrity — including a sustainable global climate — are notable for trending in the wrong direction. Sustainable food systems are an important entry point for effecting transformational change in the world, with impacts on nutrition and food security, as well as on a wider range of development goals including health, gender, peace, and the environment. There are many interactions among the three areas, and much of the interest and potential takes place at the intersections among them.
To advance a more equitable and resilient world by uniting people and ideas across disciplinary and geographical boundaries
Engaging at the intersections of agricultural, environmental, life, and social sciences
Uniting people and ideas across disciplinary and geographical boundaries to advance a more equitable and resilient world.