With more than 2 billion people worldwide lacking the vitamins and minerals needed for good health, and another 2 billion struggling with overweight, obesity and the chronic diseases they cause, it’s clear our food systems must change—to nourish people, not merely feed them.
In 2016-2017, World Vegetable Center staff, board members, and partners embarked on a series of meetings and discussions to develop a new strategy that better orients the Center to realize the immense potential of vegetables to improve nutrition and incomes.
World Vegetable Center Strategy 2017-2025: Healthier lives, more resilient livelihoods introduces a new structure in which discovery research, piloting innovations, and scaling best technologies and practices continuously inform and improve the Center’s work and impact.
The Center implements its science for development agenda through three outcome-oriented ‘flagship programs’:
and one cross-cutting flagship program:
These flagship programs are based on relative strengths, identified trends, and potential for impact. They bring together WorldVeg staff and partners from the public and private sector, from research and development organizations, and from farmer organizations and civil society.