It is being increasingly recognized that real, sustainable economic growth and food security requires input from both the public and the private sectors. However, much of the private sector in developed countries has historically been hesitant to invest in developing nations, particularly in riskier ventures such as agriculture.
The AgResults Initiative was launched on June 18 at the first day of the Los Cabos G20 Summit. AgResults is designed to bridge the gap between public and private investment in the agriculture sector in order to enhance and support global food security. Its specific aim is to improve food security for the world's poor and vulnerable populations by encouraging private sector innovation in agriculture through the use of financial "pull mechanisms." These mechanisms are intended to overcome investment gaps and market failures that may limit private sector investment in agricultural technologies.
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