Vision, mission, values

Mission & visionOur vision

Our vision is roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor.

Our mission

Our mission is to work with partners to achieve food security, well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems in the developing world. We do this through research and innovation in science, technology, and capacity strengthening.

Our values


Our values

Excellence We aim to excel in all we do
Dignity and respect We treat each other and our partners with dignity and respect
Empowerment We work to empower individuals at all levels for efficient, effective, and appropriate decision making
Integrity We remain honest, transparent, and accountable, individually and collectively, in what we say and do
Staff diversity We are committed to staff diversity and aspire to provide an equal opportunity working environment
Innovation and creativity We value innovation and creativity across our business
Partnership We actively participate in and encourage dynamic partnerships