At AGM01, ten pilot Challenge Program (CP) pre-proposals were received and presented at the first meeting of the Executive Council (ExCo). Three of the proposals were recommended by the interim Science Council (iSC) and subsequently endorsed by ExCo for full proposal development. The attached document on Water and Food is one of the CP full proposals reviewed by the iSC and endorsed by ExCo. The report presents an overview of the CP (objectives, research approaches, partnership arrangements, and business plan) and describes the activities planned for its inception phase, including target outputs. This document was discussed at the Stakeholder Meeting at AGM02.