We improve people’s lives and the health of our planet through cross-disciplinary scientific research at the intersection of nutrition, environment, and agriculture aimed at sustainability, inclusiveness, and biodiversity.

Rice production in Eastern Uruguay; Aerial Image


Explore our research areas

Our research is cross-disciplinary at its core, but you can start your discovery from a few central issues that drive our actions


Our genebanks have the world's largest collections of banana, beans, cassava and tropical forages. Learn more about how we safeguard plant genetic resources

Visit our genebanks:

Belgium (ITC)

Future Seeds

A virtual tour of Future Seeds

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Discover our research products