Crops for the Future Strategic Plan 2009-2013
Crops for the Future is an organisation dedicated to the promotion of neglected and underutilised plant species as a contribution to humanity. It evolved from the International Centre for Underutilised Crops and the Global Facilitation Unit for Underutilized Species. This Strategic Plan outlines a framework of the focus and activities of this new entity which will complement and strengthen the efforts of other players within the CGIAR and various national governmental and non-governmental agencies.
Crops for the Future activities are arranged in three major strategic objectives formulated to increase the impact of past and ongoing research and development: (1) increasing the knowledge base for underutilised crops, especially regarding sustained market access, nutritional security, health and climate change, (2) identifying and advocating necessary policy change to promote the use of underutilised crops, and (3) fostering capacity building about underutilised crops.