The 50x2030 Initiative launched at UNGA 73

The Data to End Hunger event - organized by the Governments of Ghana, Kenya and Sierra Leone, FAO, the World Bank, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, during the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York – has been the occasion to launch a major international effort to direct more funding into agricultural data collection. 
The 50x2030 Initiative scales up and builds upon the experiences of the FAO’s Agricultural Integrated Survey (AGRISurvey) Programme and the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Study-Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA), to empower and support 50  low-income and lower middle-income countries to build strong national data systems that produce and use high-quality and timely agricultural and rural survey data.  More details can be found at the following links: