Expanded research puts global food security on horizon

Scientists and food experts have high hopes in achieving global food security as the Cinsultatvie Group on Internnational Agricultural Research (CGIAR) recently announced a billion-dollar funding milestone.

The world’s largest agriculture research partnership says funding for research and development went from $500 million dollars in 2008 to $1 billion dollars in 2013.

CGIAR partners around the world conduct research to reduce poverty in rural areas to overcome complex challenges in areas such as climate change, water scarcity, land degradation and chronic malnutrition. The new funding allows the consortium to expand their focus on their 16 global research programs in developing policies and technologies.

The increased funding has also allows the partnership to commit to providing 12 million African households with sustainable irrigation; saving 1.7 million hectares of forest from destruction; and providing 50 million poor people with access to highly nutritious food crops.

Read the full, original article: Expanded Research Puts Global Food Security on the Horizon

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