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This article was originally published on CGIAR.


“The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on zero hunger is a top priority on the international agenda, and eliminating hunger globally is naturally and inevitably tied to farming. Therefore, the SDGs have set a target to double agricultural production by 2030.

Doubling production in less than 15 years requires wide-scale transformation of food production systems. Since 80 percent of food consumed in large parts of the developing world is provided by 500 million small farms worldwide, innovations will need to be suitable and profitable for smallholder farmers.

At the same time, growing pressure on ecosystems and natural resources necessitates that such new solutions—whether institutional, social, biological or technological—be sustainable. The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems and its partners are testing new innovations and technologies that support efforts to increase food production, improve livelihoods and enhance ecosystems…”

Read on at: CGIAR.