To promote the catalytic role which higher education can play in the convergence of education, applied research, and the efforts of people and organizations (public and private) focused on eradicating food insecurity and extreme poverty. To this end, the Institute will:
1.) Provide “think- tank” opportunities to explore alternative university models of global strategies being employed by universities, national governments, international agencies and non-governmental institution.
2.) Develop, support, and promote linkage opportunities with other universities and public and private organizations that strengthen interdisciplinary research, education, land grant extension programs, and the strength of the University of Missouri’s global relationships.