Hunger is rising and donor governments must spend must spend an additional 14 billion dollars a year on average until 2030 to end hunger, double the incomes of 545 million small-scale farmers and limit agricultural emissions in line with the Paris climate agreement.
This was revealed in the recent analysis of ‘Ceres2030 Sustainable Solutions to End Hunger’.
Ceres2030: Sustainable Solutions to End Hunger was set up to provide donor governments with new tools to help them to overcome hunger. It is a novel partnership between academia, civil society, and economists. It also brings together Cornell University, International Food Policy research Institute and International Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD).
In the analysis, Ceres says that agricultural interventions were more effective with a population that enjoys at least a minimum level of income, education and those who have access to networks and resources. They say that it is much more effective to create integrated portfolios of interventions rather than seek improvements in isolation from one another.
In the analysis report, Ceres 2020 split the interventions into three categories. They said that 14 billion dollars should be divided as follows:
- Nine billion dollars on the farm: for training of farmers, improving livestock feed and developing climate-resilient crops.
- Two billion dollars on Food on the move: ensuring food from farm to market, investments in storage, transport and development of other infrastructure.
- Three billion dollar for empowerment; ensure the poorest are included, spending on social protection and training for rural youth.