More than 3 billion people live in poverty globally, and the majority are dependent on agriculture for food and nutrition security. Even though agriculture remains a vital economic driver for many low- and middle-income countries, many fail to produce enough to feed their own, and the growing global, population.
Agriculture is key to human development – not only as a source of food but also for jobs and markets. From farmer productivity to regional markets, and in-country policy to climate change resilience, in order to achieve sustainability, we need to understand agricultural systems from the grassroots to the global level.
Our work generates learning on the functionality of markets and food trade, and we share knowledge on how governments can monitor their progress towards agricultural SDGs. Our MEL services help our partners to understand what works and where, for learning, accountability and decision-making, and to ultimately ensure sustainable agricultural development across all levels of society.