6. Prioritise research imperatives

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Achieving sustainable agriculture requires intensified, continuous research, prioritising locally relevant crops, stewardship techniques, and adaptation to climate change.

  • Conduct agronomic research on issues of water, soil fertility, post-harvest losses,  climate change, and alternative uses for by-products.
  • Conduct research into crop varieties needed by the poorest and most vulnerable regions.
  • Promote farmer-centred research in accordance with their needs.
  • Improved productivity through the responsible use of science and technology.
  • Establish public-private research collaboration around integrated solutions.
  • Increase investments from governments and business toward relevant R&D.
  • Investigate alternative uses for agriculture-based by-products along the value chain.

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