EU AND GATES FOUNDATION PLEDGE OVER €500 MILLION FOR INNOVATION IN AGRICULTURE
Du 22/01/2018 au 28/02/2018
At the One Planet Summit hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron on the two-year anniversary of the Paris climate accord, the EU, which is the largest donor of development aid, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is the larger
philanthropist organisation in this field, have pledged more than €500 million to work together on a joint initiative to drive research and technical and organisational innovations across agricultural and food systems in developing countries.
Given the size of the challenge and the need for urgent action, this high profile public-private partnership has already started identifying priority investments for putting research into use, fostering innovation in farming and food systems, and ensuring their climate relevance. The generation of scientific knowledge and applied innovations will encompass agronomy for primary production, technology for all steps of processing, general organisation along the value chains, and focus on major activities to increase job creation and food security and nutrition.