Building a global road map to end hunger
Agriculture is a powerful tool to end 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. We also lose food to rot because crops can’t be properly stored, processed, or brought to market on time.
There must be global consensus on what it will cost to end hunger sustainably and on what are the most effective ways to do so. 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 zero hunger by 2030.
The following pages describe our vision and values; the key elements of the project, for example, how to connect research to policy and model the cost of interventions; our global evidence advisory board and author groups; and, who we are.
Ceres 2030 is a partnership between Cornell IP-CALS, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD)