Investing USD 15.2 billion more in innovation will bring food, climate and water goals into reach

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Colombo, August 13, 2021

If the Global South is going to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), help stabilize global warming at well below 2°C, and protect its water resources, agriculture must innovate. Investing USD 15.2 billion more in innovation every year will bring a number of critical goals into reach and have life-changing benefits, according to a report from the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture Intensification (CoSAI) and the Transforming Agricultural Innovation for People, Nature and Climate campaign.

The path-setting investment gap study was carried out by a team of researchers led by Dr. Mark Rosegrant at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Their estimate is based on an advanced model of…

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