We develop plant scientists who fight hunger.


Our mission


Our mission is to foster high-quality field-oriented scientific training for young researchers in developing countries, as well as for their interested counterparts in developed countries, so that they can do great science together and deliver improved agricultural productivity that directly benefits people in need and, indirectly, the whole world.


I am but one member of a vast team made up of many organizations, officials, thousands of scientists, and millions of farmers - mostly small and humble - who for many years have been fighting a quiet, oftentimes losing war on the food production front.
— Norman E. Borlaug