Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Agriculture investment: Time to cultivate a visible hand

The increase in minimum support prices (MSPs), which promises up to 97% increase in return on costs, can become the trigger for stimulating much-needed investment in agriculture by the Indian farmer. But it needs to be backed by the other factors that go towards making farming profitable.

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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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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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Risk and Transformational Change

As a plant pathologist, I have long maintained an interest in the elements of risk and reward in farming. This interest is motivated by decades of professional commitment to understanding plant diseases and how to keep crops healthy.

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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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