Seguridad alimentaria

Food security

Paul Polman

Paul Polman

Chief Executive Officer, Unilever, United Kingdom

Daniel Servitje

Daniel Servitje

Chief Executive Officer, Grupo Bimbo, Mexico


Ken Ash
Paul Bulcke
José Ernesto Cacho Ribeiro
Eduardo S. Elsztain
Hugh Grant, Chairman
Ellen Kullman
Stefan Lippe
Michael Mack
David Nabarro
Indra Nooyi
Jørgen Ole Haslestad
Gregory R. Page
Irene B. Rosenfeld
Fan Shenggen
Barbara Stocking
Eduardo Tricio

I. Significantly enhance public -and private-sector investment to achieve a 50 percent increase in agricultural production and productivity by 2030.



Metric and criteria for success

available measures:

• Public-sector investments in agriculture as a percentage of agricultural gdp

Proposed future measures

Private-sector investment in agriculture
· Average income and rates of market access among smallholder farmers
· Total factor productivity in agriculture, across countries

Commitments needed

from industry

· The private sector should increase investments in agriculture to help reach the twin goals of increasing production and productivity by 50 percent by 2030 and improving the livelihood of smallholder farmers.
· Sectors represented by the task force plan to invest an additional us$10 billion to us$15 billion, expanding market and input access for 3 million to 5 million smallholder farmers, and improving the income and productivity of 2 million to 3 million women farmers.
· Investments should ensure the sustainable use of resources, including farming inputs, and should expand market access for smallholder farmers, especially women.

from the public sector

· Governments should create an enabling environment for private-sector investment by establishing effective public-policy frameworks and incentives and by investing in essential infrastructure and services.
· Governments should increase their investments in agriculture to help increase production and productivity by 50 percent by 2030, and to improve the livelihood of smallholder farmers. Policy measures can be targeted to catalyze, de-risk, and offer incentives for sustainable private-sector investment in agriculture and food-value chains. Public programs should also be designed to empower women farmers.
· Government investments should take an integrated approach to strengthen whole value chains by improving infrastructure, boosting productivity, and reducing waste.
· Policy measures, including subsidies, should encourage sustainable use of resources.
· Promote financial-services provision in rural areas from a diverse and complementary array of providers, including farmer organizations, microfinance institutions, and commercial banks.

II. Strengthen national food-security programs, supported by public-private partnerships.

Metrics and criteria for success

· Number of countries with robust national foodsecurity plans.
· Number of countries implementing nationallevel public-private partnerships in coordination with the World Economic Forum New Vision for Agriculture Initiative and the Africa-focused Grow Africa partnership.

Concrete action

The realization of many of these actions depends on the implementation of robust national agriculture and food-security programs, supported by national-level public-private partnerships. Such partnerships are currently being piloted in 11 countries, in accordance with the World Economic Forum’s “New Vision for Agriculture” initiative. The partnerships can provide a coordinating platform from which further initiatives can be launched for the benefit of multiple stakeholders, with the shared goals of increased productivity and sustainability of local agricultural systems. The partnerships also provide a forum for the joint addressing of risks and obstacles encountered in this environment, and the development of new opportunities for small-scale farmers.

Commitments needed

· Governments can enable such partnerships through strong leadership by heads of state to drive publicprivate collaboration and action, ensuring that all stakeholders, including farmers, are fully engaged.
· Donor agencies and international organizations also play important roles by providing catalytic financial support and sharing best practices across regions.
· The private sector can deepen its engagement in such collaborative initiatives and share the lessons of efforts already under way.