Are donors pulling back on agriculture research funding?

Three-quarters of the world's poorest people depend almost entirely on agriculture for subsistence and income. But donor investments in agriculture research are leveling off, raising questions over whether or not international donors are doing enough to support long-term food security.

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  • Fatima Arkin

    Fatima Arkin is a Devex contributor specializing in climate change, human rights, and sustainable development. She has reported across Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America for Foreign Policy, SciDev.net, Maclean's, and many others. She holds a B.A. in international development and history from McGill University and a graduate diploma in journalism from Concordia University, both located in Montreal, Canada.