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Effective Research and Investment: The Global Futures for Agriculture Project

December 15, 2009

Climate change, population and income growth, volatile food and energy markets, and other global changes challenge sustainable agricultural growth as never before. With a global population nearing nine billion people by 2050, identifying appropriate research, investments, and policy responses is critical to meeting nutritional needs while still protecting the environment and maintaining farmer livelihoods.

With the Global Futures for Agriculture project, IFPRI and its research partners are taking an innovative approach to assessing research, investments, and policy reforms that can best promote sustainable agricultural growth and reduce poverty, hunger, and malnutrition, with special attention on the rural poor. Although the project focuses on improving the capacity of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) to evaluate and prioritize research investments, it aims to support international donors and national policymakers as well. Read more…