CGIAR's Rachael McDonnell highlights systems approach in UK inquiry on achieving zero hunger 

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Rachael McDonnell, IWMI Deputy Director General and CGIAR Senior Program Director for Water Systems, recently gave evidence to the UK International Development Committee’s evidence session on the UK government’s work towards achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger. 

McDonnell introduced CGIAR’s work, emphasizing the importance of a systems approach that goes beyond agricultural production. She also spoke of the importance of science and the need to generate more evidence on what works in different contexts.    

As the final evidence session of the inquiry on the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office’s (FCDO) work to achieve zero hunger, the session focussed on the different ways, including in agriculture, of achieving long-term food security. 

Former UK International Development Secretary, Rory Stewart, also gave evidence at the session, which took place at the House of Commons and was livestreamed on 


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