30 Nov '16, 4am

New agri-business alliance to tackle hunger and food security

New agri-business alliance to tackle hunger and food security

Thirty-six of the biggest names in agriculture have teamed up to launch the Global Agri-business Alliance (GAA), which aims to tackle the key challenges facing agricultural supply chains across the world. The new alliance is a CEO-led private sector initiative that has pledged to work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, with particular emphasis on Goal 2. The goal aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030. The SDGs are a set of development goals set by the United Nations to guide global development efforts for the next 15 years. The alliance was announced at the Building Sustainable Futures Forum hosted by Singapore-listed agribusiness giant Olam International in the city-state’s Gardens by the Bay in September. Speaking at the launch, Peter Bakker, president of the World Business Cou...

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