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A Vision for a Food and Water Secure World

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Our Vision

Our vision is for a food and water secure world: one in which global food security is ensured without compromising the use of water to meet other vital human and environmental needs.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to have a lasting and significant impact on achieving more food security with less pressure on scarce water resources by conducting scientific and policy research, using the research results to inform policy makers, and sharing knowledge through education and communication.

Our Values

The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute and Nebraska Water Center believe in the following values which serve as a compass for our actions.


to build a trusted reputation for intellectual honesty.  We provide unbiased information based on scientific principles.


through university-based research and project development. We are willing to take risks and accept failure as part of the learning process and share knowledge with others.


to our stakeholders in a manner of respect, empathy, equality and understanding. We uphold the teaching and extension values of the land grant universities.


in everything we do. We focus on quality, accuracy and are fully accountable and transparent in presenting the results of our efforts.


of ideas to create innovative, visionary solutions. We believe we can be a catalyst for change in collaboration with our partners.


among a wide variety of public, private and non-profit organizations and individuals, and strong staff teamwork, to help us achieve the greatest impact.


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