The principal objective of CIFAP is to provide leadership in research to improve our knowledge of the international aspects of food, agriculture, nutrition, natural and human resources, and the environment. This knowledge is disseminated in a variety of teaching, training and public service efforts.
CIFAP encompasses five major program areas:
- Commodity and Trade Policy
- Development Assistance and Policy
- Food and Nutrition Policy
- Natural Resource and Environmental Policy
- Food and Health
All of these topics are inherently cross-disciplinary in nature. Hence the participation of faculty members from the College of Agriculture, the College of Natural Resources, the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, and other academic units is vital to successful research and education.
CIFAP is firmly committed to the implementation of programs of research and education that will aid in the understanding of food, agricultural and resource issues and policies of both developed and developing countries.