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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In 2015, world leaders adopted an ambitious set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), making a bold commitment to inclusive, sustainable development. The SDGs recognize that food – the way that it is grown, produced, traded, transported, processed, stored, and marketed – fundamentally connects people and the planet, and charts a path to inclusive and economic growth. Therefore, strengthening the global food system through diverse sources of finance, innovative partnerships, and a range of operational tools will be crucial to realize the Global Goals focused on poverty and hunger, as well as the wider 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, for which agriculture is a common thread.

The Goals also recognize that the causes of poverty and food insecurity are complex and vary from country to country, region to region, with no “one size fits all” solution. In line with this, and in contrast to traditional funding mechanisms, GAFSP is recipient-led, supporting country priorities as reflected in their national agriculture and food security investment plans. Through targeted investments in agricultural production and food and nutrition security, we are well positioned and already making a large and immediate impact on these ambitious Global Goals, including, but not limited to, those that aim at Eradicating Poverty (SDG1), Ending Hunger (SDG2), Gender (SDG5), Clean Water (SDG6), Economic Growth (SDG8), Infrastructure (SDG9), Reduced Inequalities (SDG10), Climate Action (SDG13), and Partnerships (SDG17).

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