Agriculture is a powerful tool for tackling poverty. Still, in 2017, over 821 million people went to bed hungry every night.
While agriculture is a bedrock of economic growth, it is also responsible for a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions and nearly 70 percent of freshwater use. Food is often lost to rot because crops cannot be properly stored, processed, or brought to market on time.
There must be a clear understanding on what it will cost to end hunger sustainably and what are the effective interventions for doing so, as shown by the evidence. A one-size-fits-all approach cannot solve such complex problems.
Ceres2030 will evaluate the agricultural interventions that can transform the lives and incomes of the world’s poorest farmers while preserving the environment. We believe consensus and communication can build political will and spur action, helping to achieve the objective set by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of zero hunger by 2030.
The following pages describe our vision and values; the key elements of the project, including how to connect research to policy and how to use economic modelling to assess the cost of interventions; our global evidence advisory board and author groups; and who we are.
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Ceres 2030 is a partnership between Cornell IP-CALS, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD)