It operates through its 4 Institutes based in Bari (Italy), Chania (Greece), Montpellier (France) and Zaragoza (Spain) and the Headquarters based in Paris.
As a key player in multilateral cooperation in the fields of sustainable agriculture and fisheries, food systems, coastal and rural development, its missions revolve around four main objectives:
- Protection of the planet by combating all forms of waste: waste of natural resources, food waste and waste of knowledge and know-how;
- Food and nutrition security by boosting sustainable agriculture and food systems;
- Inclusive development by investing in new generations and fragile territories;
- Prevention of crises by managing tensions and working for the resilience of communities.