In this section, you may find new materials that have been published on the topic of  “Sustainable agriculture: where are we on SDGs implementation? “, since the date of the event. We continually select major new publications and articles that add up to the policy points discussed in this briefing.

Agriculture for improved nutrition: Seizing the momentum, 2019

Agriculture’s vast potential to improve nutrition is just beginning to be tapped. New ideas, research, and initiatives developed over the past decade have created an opportunity for reimagining and redesigning agricultural and food systems for the benefit of nutrition. To support this transformation, the book reviews the latest findings, results from on-the-ground programs and interventions, and recent policy experiences from countries around the world that are bringing the agriculture and nutrition sectors closer together. Drawing on IFPRI’s own work and that of the growing agriculture-nutrition community, this book strengthens the evidence base for, and expands our vision of, how agriculture can contribute to nutrition. Chapters cover an array of issues that link agriculture and nutrition, including food value chains, nutrition-sensitive programs and policies, government policies, and private sector investments. By highlighting both achievements and setbacks, Agriculture for Improved Nutrition seeks to inspire those who want to scale up successes that can transform food systems and improve the nutrition of billions of people.

Investments In Research Crucial To Meeting SDG2 Zero Hunger, 12/03/2019

The Director West Africa Centre For Crop Improvement (WACCI) Prof. Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, has touted the government’s efforts in working towards ending hunger in Africa and encouraged governments in Africa to support Universities to make more impact. Prof. Danquah was speaking at the Cowpea Value Chain Workshop organized here in Accra on “Sustainable Intensification of Cowpea Production and Value Chain Development” under the WACCI led Africa Union- European Union funded the project. “We fully support the government’s Planting for Food and Jobs Programme as well as the Ghana Beyond Aid Vision, but we must caution that if our development efforts are not informed by evidenced-based decisions underpinned by good Science and Technology all that we doing today will end up to nought” he cautioned. He intimated that Agriculture was at a tipping point and it was important for innovation to drive Agribusinesses to turn our country around and make our nation prosperous.

Measuring the SDGs: Who controls the process, who owns the results?, 04/03/2019

Statisticians from around the world, meeting at the UN Statistical Commission in March, will again take stock of progress in the world of data over the previous 12 months, largely driven by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The official report on filling the gaps in the global indicator framework—a clear priority of the 2018 Commission—show that while some progress has been made much has stalled. Gaps and tensions continue over the selection and interpretation of indicators, the data to fill them, the selection of partners as well as control of the process and ownership of the results. These struggles go back to the negotiations over the 2030 Agenda and its goals and targets, and have continued into the effort to define the global indicator framework. A special edition of the Global Policy Journal details the complex power dynamics involved throughout this process. Contributors show that the selection of indicators does not depend purely on technical considerations but ultimately concerns political questions of competing priorities among a range of different players. One proposal, outlined below, argues that national statistical systems urgently must take charge of this process, and shows how they can do it.