REPORT: Estimating the cost of SDG 2: Zero hunger

REPORT: Estimating the cost of SDG 2: Zero hunger

Ceres 2030 is a partnership between Cornell IP-CALS, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD).  Ceres2030 is a three-year project that will conclude early in 2021. Funding support comes from Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).
This research project wants to answer two linked questions: 
  1. What will it cost governments to end hunger as defined by Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2? 
  2. And what are the most effective public investments to end hunger sustainably based on the available evidence? 
An important early milestone in the Ceres2030 project has involved preparing the economic cost model so that it can factor in different kinds of public policy interventions, which first requires defining them in a way that functions appropriately for the model; integrating key data related to the achievement of SDG targets 2.3 and 2.4 on agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability; and incorporating sample country data that will allow for making the necessary projections of the cost of ending hunger.

The current versions of chapters 1, 3, and 5 are now available in the below table of contents. Ceres2030 will soon publish the remaining chapters, as well as a full-length version of the entire publication.

Executive Summary (forthcoming)
Chapter 1: Defining Public Policy Interventions
Chapter 2: The Baselines for the Model (forthcoming)
Chapter 3: Selection of Sample Countries for the Model
Chapter 4: How We Plan to Increase Incomes and Productivity for Small-Scale Producers (forthcoming)
Chapter 5: How We Plan to Integrate Environmental Sustainability
Chapter 6: The Scenarios for the Model
Conclusions (forthcoming)



Dr. Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, wants to use the online event “A WORLD WITHOUT HUNGER IS POSSIBLE” for a discussion with German and international guests on the latest scientific studies, and on practical ways of fighting hunger and poverty.

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