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10 farmers on how to put the Sustainable Development Goals into action

It’s official. We now have a framework for solving some of the most pressing challenges we face as a global population. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will shape development programmes from now until 2030, and we believe one group of people stands at the cross-section of achieving several of these 17 goals.

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The Last Hunger Season, Part 1 – The Expanding Possibilities of Family Farmers

Zipporah Biketi was living in a shrinking world when I first met her back in 2011. Her imagination rarely stretched beyond the boundaries of her small family farm in western Kenya

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We Can Prevent Another Food Price Crisis

Five years ago today, amidst a global economic recession and world food price crisis, world leaders gathered at the G8 summit in L’Aquila, Italy, and made one of the largest financial commitments to fight hunger and poverty alleviation to date – $20 billion in aid to agriculture.

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A Lot to Lose, But Much to Gain

Currently, Africa is still spending around $40 billion of scarce foreign exchange on food imports. Until Africa’s industrialisation process takes hold, growth in Africa will be propelled by smallholder farmers who must produce more food more sustainably to feed themselves, their families and communities.

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Agricultural Productivity and Food Security in the Face of Climate Change

I recently returned from a trip to Washington DC to gather with colleagues and partners engaged in the work of grappling with ways to ensure we can grow enough food to feed the world’s poorest in the face of climate change.

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