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Smart Scaling of Innovations to Transform Food Systems



Smart scaling of innovations is critical to transforming food systems to become inclusive, health-enhancing and environmentally sustainable. By modernizing plant breeding, improving farming systems, digitizing agriculture, integrating small producers into modern value chains, and innovating consumer incentives food system transformation can be radically accelerated. National and international public institutions can play a key role in accelerating the transformation by implementing policy bundles to support smart scaling of innovations.

Farm workers use water pumped from a solar water pump in the village of Jagadhri, in Haryana, India. Photo: Prashanth Vishwanathan / IWMI Flickr Photos.

The Hidden Costs of Food

accumulated since the signing of the Paris Agreement in 2016

The counter shows the accumulated hidden costs of our current food systems since the signing of the Paris Agreement in 2016, taking into account greenhouse gas emissions, blue water use, land use conversion, nitrogen emissions, undernourishment, poverty, and unhealthy diets.

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