Why choose CDI?

Charting over 20 years providing innovative agri-food, environmental, and international development services to clients with our partners around the world, we at the Centre for Development Innovation have an international reputation as the leading organisation bridging science and society in our field.

We understand that our partners and clients – both public sector and businesses - have to develop responses to cope with an increasingly complex and unpredictable  world.

By helping our clients achieve better outcomes, we not only contribute to the sustainability of their organisations but also address broader global challenges, such as access to natural resources, protecting biodiversity, enhancing food security, and strengthening local communities. Working in countries with developing and transitional economies we can support you to develop the capacities, strategies, and learning processes you need to be creative, adaptive and responsive in such a rapidly changing environment.

Working together to meet your needs

Services in our six core fields of expertise are designed to meet the broad range of our clients’ changing needs. Our group of over sixty staff help connect you to Wageningen UR’s latest knowledge and expertise. We support you through processes of society-wide learning and innovation in the inter-related areas of secure and healthy food; sustainable markets; adaptive agriculture; conflict, disaster and reconstruction; and ecosystem governance.

CDI can work with you to co-create knowledge, to do action-oriented research, to advise on practices and policies, and to inspire new forms of governance and collaboration between citizens, governments, businesses, NGOs and the scientific community.

We can also use our expertise to facilitate innovation, broker knowledge and help to develop the capacities of individuals and organisations working to address the global challenges of sustainability and food security.

Contact us

How can we help you? Contact us to discuss how we can help your organisation.