Donors must double aid to end hunger - and spend it wisely

Ceres2030’s new research shows that by doubling their investments between now and 2030, donors could help end hunger, double smallholder farmer incomes and protect the climate.

Ceres2030 Launch

October 13, 2020

We want to use the evidence we have now to invest in our future

"When we say data, we mean wisdom"

Ceres2030 advisory board member Lindiwe Majele Sibanda speaking at the Data to End Hunger event at the UN General Assembly 2018

Agriculture is a powerful tool for tackling poverty. Still, in 2020, over 690 million people went to bed hungry every night.

While agriculture is a bedrock of economic growth, it is also responsible for a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions and nearly 70 percent of freshwater use. Food is often lost to rot because crops cannot be properly stored, processed, or brought to market on time.

There must be a clear understanding on what it will cost to end hunger sustainably and what are the effective interventions for doing so, as shown by the evidence. A one-size-fits-all approach cannot solve such complex problems.

Ceres2030 will evaluate the agricultural interventions that can transform the lives and incomes of the world’s poorest farmers while preserving the environment. We believe consensus and communication can build political will and spur action, helping to achieve the objective set by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of zero hunger by 2030.  

The following pages describe our vision and values; the key elements of the project, including how to connect research to policy and how to use economic modelling to assess the cost of interventions; our global evidence advisory board and author groups; and who we are.

How we assess the quality of evidence


An overview of Ceres2030

Cost model

Estimating the cost of ending hunger


Finding what works to end hunger


Papers and reports


Press releases

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