Knowledge for a sustainable world

'NRI's Development Programmes address significant developmental challenges and opportunities arising from global trends, emergent policy issues, capacity limitations and problems in the sectors and countries in which we work. We aim to contribute to enhanced livelihoods and poverty reduction in some of the world's poorest countries. We apply our knowledge and experience to bring about improvements in food security, sustainable agricultural productivity and natural resource management, market access and income generation. We assist local organisations in strategy and skills development and use the results of our work to inform policy processes and debates. The programmes draw on the interdisciplinary strengths of NRI working in collaboration with a broad range of partners. For more information about our portfolio of development programmes please contact Adrienne Martin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or the leader of the specific programme in which you are interested.'

Supporting individuals and organizations to strengthen their ability in high-quality demand-led research and learning, leading to developmental impact.

Responding to climate change by understanding the challenges posed by climate variability and developing mitigation and adaptation strategies.

The Gender and Social Difference programme conducts innovative and high-quality research and practice for demonstrable impact on equality and gender justice.

The programme aims to assist policy and institutional innovation for sustainable, socially inclusive economic development in rural areas.

NRI is a major contributor in development efforts to reduce food losses. The Centre's postharvest teams work also on loss measurement methodology, tools and education.

Improving nutrition, food security and incomes through research and development, capacity building and policy advice.

Increasing food production efficiency to feed a growing global population, while protecting our living environment and conserving biodiversity.

Generating knowledge on the impact of trade and private sector initiatives in support of equitable and environmentally sustainable development.