$15.2 billion in research and innovation investments can put global climate and hunger goals within reach
BY UMA LELE AND MARK ROSEGRANT
Increasing public and private investment in agricultural research and innovation by only $4 billion per year would achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG 2) in East Asia, South Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean and reduce the risk of hunger from 24.3% to 11.8% of the population of Africa south of the Sahara. This is one of the insights from a new report from the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture Intensification (CoSAI) and the Transforming Agriculture for People, Nature and Climate campaign.
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