CIAT Strategy Update for 2018–2020

In the five years that have passed since CIAT’s current strategy (2014–2020) was prepared, we have embraced new initiatives such as sustainable food systems, big data, and land restoration. We have also incorporated into our agenda the mandates of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change while maintaining our focus on impact at global, regional, national, and subnational levels.

This Strategy Update, informed by consultations with CIAT staff, its Board of Trustees, and external experts, reaffirms relevant aspects of the current strategy, revisits its mission statement, and responds to new opportunities, such as an Alliance with Bioversity International – a sister CGIAR Center – and challenges resulting from global drivers of change. In doing so, it introduces new initiatives and our new research area in Agroecosystems and Sustainable Landscapes and identifies opportunities for creating an enabling organizational environment to deliver impact.