The Ceres2030 project is supported by Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, both members of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development. Together with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and Cornell University and the governments of Ghana and Kenya, the project was launched at a side-event during CFS45.
As one of the project initiators, Ammad Bahalim of the Gates Foundations emphasized the value of the results for his organization - to agree on what are the most effective interventions to end hunger and to do so for a long period of time, regardless of evolving donor strategies.
Also present in the expert panel were the lead researchers
- Jaron Porciello, Cornell University
- David Laborde, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
- Carin Smaller, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
and representatives of Nigeria and Ghana, who expressed the significance of this research for their countries’ existing programmes to eradicate hunger and poverty and ultimately the farming communities these programmes support.