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Sheryl Cowan: Private Sector Drivers for Sustainable Growth in Agriculture

In this guest blog post, Sheryl Cown, Vice President of Programs at CNFA highlights the ways the private sector can catalyse sustainable agriculture and tackle global food security issues.

With the world population expected to reach nine billion by 2050, FAO projects that food and feed production will need to increase by 60 percent to meet the world’s food needs. The questions that arise are – Can we meet this growing demand? And can we meet this demand in a sustainable manner without harming our earth’s resources?

The answer is – Yes we can.

But no single organization or sector can address the problem of hunger on its own. However, it is widely agreed that both public and private investment in developing country agricultural productivity is a top priority. Continue reading