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.


Contributing Partners

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Non-governmental Organization
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works across a variety of sectors with the belief that every person deserves the chance to live a healthy, productive life.
The World Bank - IBRD - IDA - World Bank Group
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The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.
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The Food and Agriculture Organization is the specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.

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