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50x2030 A Partnership for Data Smart Initiative

50x2030 initiative, FAO, World Bank, IFAD

The 50×2030 Initiative to Close the Agricultural Data Gap brings together committed partners to improve the capacity of 50 low- and lower-middle-income countries to produce, analyze, interpret, and apply data to decisions in the agricultural sector by 2030.

The Initiative scales and builds upon the experiences of the FAO and the World Bank to help countries build strong national data systems that produce and use high-quality and timely agricultural and rural survey data. This effort is complemented by the IFAD rich experience working in-country on small-holder agriculture.

The 50×2030 Initiative aims to empower and support fifty low and lower middle income countries (L/LMICs) to build strong national data systems that produce and use high-quality, timely agricultural survey data.

50×2030 is ultimately looking to usher in agriculture’s newest revolution: data-smart agriculture. It will also make possible a world where true change agents —governments, businesses, smallholders, researchers and civil society— will transform agriculture through evidence-based policies and investments and promote evidence-informed decision making, especially to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 (Zero Hunger)..



Action Area(s)

Means of Implementation


Afghanistan, Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burundi, Burkina, Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central, African, Republic Côte d’Ivoire, Congo, (Republic of the) Chad, Zimbabwe, Kyrgyzstan, Ethiopia, Gambia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Eritrea El Salvador, Georgia, Djibouti, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Iran

Key contact

Christophe Duhamel, 50×2030 initiative
[email protected]


Agricultural survey data
Informed decision-making
Innovative tools



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