Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
Transparent and accessible information
Effective actions against land grabbing
CDE's mission is to produce and share knowledge for sustainable development. By carrying out research in cooperation with partners in the global South, it explores problems and potentials of global change, develops innovative solutions and learns from research and development outcomes. CDE adheres to the values of inter- and intra-generational equity inherent in the underlying economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainability.
In CDE's vision, concrete progress towards sustainable development is achieved at local and global levels owing to more knowledge-based negotiations and value-conscious decision making. Thereby, sustainable development oriented research, promoting innovative thinking and mutual learning within and beyond science, represents a key role for success.
CDE aims to contribute to sustainable development though generation and dissemination of relevant knowledge on natural resources and associated economic, social and ecological processes. It aims to empower stakeholders in sustainable development through research, innovation, education, capacity building and fostering of learning processes at all levels.
CDE's constituencies include stakeholders in natural resource management and sustainable development. Policy makers and decision makers at different levels, researchers, universities, extension organisations, development cooperation agencies, farmer organisations and farmers.