Diverse food systems for people and planet.


Innovations contributing to diverse, safe, nutritious, and climate resilient food systems for health, livelihoods, and environment


To sustainably address the global challenges of food and nutritional security

For people

  • Nutritious, safe and affordable food and food products – beyond calories
  • Inclusive employment and income opportunities – especially for women and youth
  • Integrating human, plant, animal and environment health – ‘One Health’

For planet

  • Strengthening food systems resilience – with a climate change focus
  • Safeguarding and valuing biodiversity – integrating underutilized crops
  • Landscape approaches, enhancing input use efficiency, reducing waste – promoting circularity

Valuing diversity

  • Promoting gender equality and inclusive development
  • Creating value from underutilized crops, vegetables, insects, spices, herbs, fruits, nuts, and trees
  • Valuing traditional knowledge
  • Considering supply and demand issues in a food systems context
  • Responding to migration and urbanization
  • Addressing plant, soil and animal health for resilient food systems and nutrition
  • Using landscape approaches for ecosystem resilience focusing on marginal environments like mountain systems and saline lands
  • Tackling urgent and upcoming problems like invasive species, new pests and diseases
  • Building resilient food systems and societies within safe planetary boundaries

AIRCA contributes to achieving priority SDGs


For people and planet

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