Combating hunger: Switzerland makes renewed contribution to CGIAR

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Climate change, land degradation and water scarcity increasingly affect agricultural production and food supply. Around 820 million people around the world suffer from hunger and malnutrition. Switzerland’s Federal Council decided at its meeting on 13 September 2019 to contribute CHF 33.1 million for the period 2020-21 to CGIAR. Through this contribution, as well as through its strong scientific expertise and the work of its universities, Switzerland is playing its part in efforts to find innovative solutions for high-quality food and sustainable natural resource management.

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