Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
Strong Small-Scale Farming Systems
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The organisation's mission is to provide policy solutions that reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition.This mission flows from the CGIAR mission: "To achieve sustainable food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through scientific research and research-related activities in the fields of agriculture, livestock, forestry, fisheries, policy, and natural resources management."
IFPRI envisions a world free of hunger and malnutrition.This vision is based on the human right to adequate food and freedom from hunger, and the recognition of the dignity inherent in all human beings.
Identifying and analyzing alternative international, national, and local policies in support of improved food security and nutrition, emphasizing low-income countries and poor people and the sound management of the natural resource base that supports agriculture; contributing to capacity strengthening of people and institutions in developing countries that conduct research on food, agriculture, and nutrition policies; actively engaging in policy communications, making research results available to all those in a position to apply or use them, and carrying out dialogues with those users to link research and policy action.
IFPRI places priority on activities that benefit the greatest number of poor people in greatest need in the developing world.