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  1. Investment in smallholder farmers is key to feeding the world AND reducing poverty

    13 November 2017 17:59 - by Eugene Ellmen - 0 comments

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    According to UN estimates, the world population is expected to grow from about seven billion currently to more than nine billion by 2050. This means that farmers around the world are going to have to produce a lot more food, while limiting their impact on land, water and the global climate.

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  2. The high price tag behind the SDGs and why investors need to get behind them

    13 May 2016 14:39 - by Eugene Ellmen - 0 comments

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    Up to £4.8 trillion will be needed every year to achieve the sustainable development goals on infrastructure, clean energy, water, sanitation and agriculture. Governments alone won’t be able to handle this.

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