Data to End Hunger: The 50 X 2030 Initiative
The “50 X 2030” initiative is an ambitious effort to conduct regular surveys of farming households in 50 low and lower-middle income countries by 2030—and then make the data, combined with other information sources, widely available. The 50 will likely include 30 from sub-Saharan Africa, 10 from Asia, and 10 from Latin America and the Caribbean.
Key partners on the initiative include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Government of Germany’s Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the World Bank, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development, and the governments of Ghana, Sierra Leone and Kenya.
50 X 2030 was launched at Data to End Hunger, a UN General Assembly side event.