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VACS Crop Improvement Coalition

The main objective of VACS is to boost agricultural productivity and nutrition by developing diverse, climate-resilient crop varieties and building healthy soils.

Strategic objectives:

  1. CIMMYT is an efficient, innovative, and inclusive partner contributing to agrifood systems transformation.
  2. Food and nutrition security in the global south is ensured within planetary boundaries.
  3. Smallholder farmers and their livelihood trajectories are resilient and significantly improved.
  4. Agrifood systems are rendered more inclusive, efficient, productive, sustainable and climate resilient.
  5. Global community takes informed, coordinated, and consolidated measures to systematically overcome agrifood system disruptions, the impacts of the climate crisis, and structural inequalities.

The project aims to align with the Sustainable Development Goals: Contributing to SDG 2 – Zero Hunger; SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-Being for People; SDG 13 – Climate Action; SDG 15 – Life on Land; SGD 17 – Partnerships for the Goals.