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The global demand for food is expected to increase by 50% in the next 30 years, mostly in developing countries. Meeting the challenge of ensuring food security for nearly 10 billion people by 2050 while reducing the environmental impact of agriculture is a complex task with various trade-offs.

Food systems play a vital role in providing food and jobs globally, especially in rural areas, but they also contribute significantly to environmental issues like pollution, degradation, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity loss, and increased water stress.

The transformation of food systems, creating quality employment, innovating in agriculture and livestock production, and managing risks effectively are crucial components of rural development. These elements are closely linked, aligning rural development with current challenges like climate change, the scarcity of natural resources, population growth, risks from globalization, and reduced fiscal space. Sustainable development in arid and semi-arid areas is particularly important, considering the fragile socio-economic situation in these regions, further impacted by climate change.

Many intervention and investment options are known and available. And people will always have to be at the core.

We are eager to collaborate with you, navigating the complexities of these elements and developing and monitoring together your policies, strategies, programs, and projects to maximize impact.

For sustainable and inclusive rural development
of food systems
Decent rural
Development in
Arid and Semi-
Arid Regions
Innovation in
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