PIM's six areas of emphasis (flagships) include:

Flagship 1: Technological Innovation and Sustainable Intensification

Foresight modeling and the policy underpinnings of innovation in agriculture, including investment in agricultural research, seed systems, and regulation of new technologies.

Flagship 2: Economywide Factors Affecting Agricultural Growth and Rural Transformation

Policies to increase rural income improving effectiveness of public investment and the political economy of agricultural and rural policy.

Flagship 3: Inclusive and Efficient Value Chains

Policies and institutions affecting decisions of actors in value chains, interventions to strengthen value chains and make them inclusive, and measures to facilitate adoption of interventions at scale.

Flagship 4: Social Protection for Agriculture and Resilience

Mechanisms for social protection and risk management for the poor.

Flagship 5: Governance of Natural Resources

Tenure security options for land and water, and institutional arrangements for governance of shared landscapes.

Flagship 6: Cross-cutting Gender Research and Coordination

Innovations to improve gender equity and agricultural performance and the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research.

Each of the main research topics ('flagships') includes several subtopics ('clusters') and aims to achieve specific goals that in turn will contribute to the strategic goals of CGIAR as a whole. Check PIM Flagship and Cluster leaders page and PIM Impact Pathway and Theory of Change to learn more.

This section is being updated to reflect changes taking place in the Phase 2 of the Program that started January 2017. In the meanwhile, please check our Phase 2 Proposal (2017-2022) for more detail.