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Friday, April 3, 2015

The Agricultural Research Response to the Sustainable Development Goals

Published on 2 Apr 2015
Farming First TV spoke to CEO of CGIAR, the world largest agricultural research partnership, on how it will respond to the Sustainable Development Goals that are being finalised at the United Nations between now and September 2015.


In the fourth instalment of the International Food Policy Research Institute’s annual reporton food policy, launched on 18th March 2015, authors report on the major developments that have happened at a global, regional and national level in 2014 but also, and for the first time, discuss the challenges to tackling food insecurity we face in the near future.

Looking to the past, the report highlights achievements as well as setbacks. For example, achieving the Millennium Development Goal of halving poverty by 2015, of 64 countries meeting the MDG of halving the number of hungry people since 1990, of global undernourishment having fallen from 19% to 11% in the past 2 decades, the commitments made at the Second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome to end malnutrition, the African Union committing to end hunger by 2025 and membership in the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement continuing to grow.

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