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The achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Sub-Saharan African Countries and Beyond technologies and tools

Lead PI: University Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs

Unit Affiliation: Center for Sustainable Development (CSD)

November 2011 - December 2016
Inactive
Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: This funding supports scientific research to create technologies and tools that can be easily scaled up and utilized by sub-Saharan African countries working to alleviate poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

OUTCOMES: Our agriculture objectives are to develop technologies and tools that help scale up the African Green Revolution to reach one-quarter of smallholder farmers in Africa producing three tons of cereal per hectare (or the equivalent in other crops) and ensure long-term food security and poverty reduction through diversified and valued-added agriculture. TropAg’s environmental objective is to develop tools and technologies that minimize negative impacts of the global food system on the environment while increasing positive impacts, without compromising food security. Our nutrition objective is to develop tools and technologies that improve food and nutrition security in rural communities by developing food system solutions that are integrated within a holistic, multi-sectoral development framework.

SPONSOR:

Gates (Bill and Melinda) Foundation

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$15,898,375

RESEARCH TEAM:

Pedro Sanchez, Cheryl Palm, Generose Nziguheba, Hope Michelson, Kyle DeRosa, Kevin Tschirhart, Roselin Remans, Clare Sullivan

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Agriculture & Food Security Center (inactive), Earth Institute, Sustainable Engineering Lab

PUBLICATIONS:

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2013.12.009

KEYWORDS

nutrition sanitation ict millennium development goals health systems poverty public health business development reproductive health maternal and child health monitoring and evaluation agriculture e-health

THEMES

Sustainable living